Compare 1998 Buick Park Avenue vs 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis

1998 Buick Park Avenue
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis
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4-Door Sedan SG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SG 19 28 $28,531 $30,515
4-Door Sedan 19 28 $27,760 $30,675
4-Door Sedan SH 19 28 $29,452 $31,500
4-Door Sedan Ultra 18 27 $32,172 $35,550
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 17 24 $20,637 $22,090
4-Door Sedan LS 17 24 $22,366 $23,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,531
$20,637
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,515
$22,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 58.0
Second Leg Room (in)
41.4 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.2 109.3
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 59.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 60.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.1
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 60.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
206.8 211.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 56.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
19.1 20.6
Brakes
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 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Power Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P225/60SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T2A
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P225/60SR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R16 T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T2A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3740 3917
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 650
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
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 -
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GS
Vehicle Name
Buick Park Avenue Mercury Grand Marquis
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.12
Suspension Type - Rear
Chapman Strut Watt's Linkage

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