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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SG (CMI)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 28 $27,760 $30,675
4-Door Sedan SG 19 28 $28,531 $30,515
4-Door Sedan Ultra 18 27 $32,172 $35,550
4-Door Sedan SH 19 28 $29,452 $31,500
4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $19,748 $21,135
4-Door Sedan LX 17 24 $21,750 $23,335
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,531
$19,748
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,515
$21,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$352 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.0
Passenger Capacity 6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 60.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.4 57.1
Second Leg Room (in) 41.4 39.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 111.2 111.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 59.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.2 60.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 206.8 212.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 65.3
Wheelbase (in) 113.8 114.7
Liftover Height (in) 25.9 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 78.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.7 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 19.1 20.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.43 11.1 x 0.55
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.85 x 1.26 12.4 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 40.3
Steering Type Power Pwr Variable Assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.93 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.9 43.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 16.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P225/60SR16
Spare Tire Size T125/70R16 T145/80R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T3U
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P225/60SR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T3U
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3740 3917
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 16 x 4.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.2 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 275 @ 3000
Engine Order Code L36 99W
Displacement 3.8L/231 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5200 200 @ 4250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 1.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.56
Trans Order Code NA 44U
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick Park Avenue Ford Crown Victoria
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 1.12
Suspension Type - Rear Chapman Strut Watt's Linkage
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 30.0
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.709 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 30.0
 
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