Compare 1998 Buick Park Avenue vs 1998 Toyota Avalon

1998 Buick Park Avenue
1998 Toyota Avalon
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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 w/Bucket Seats XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XL 21 30 $21,368 $24,408
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XL 21 30 $22,104 $25,248
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XLS 21 30 $24,474 $28,288
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XLS 21 30 $24,474 $28,288
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,531
$21,368
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,515
$24,408
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$407 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
41.4 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.2 105.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 57.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
25.9 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
206.8 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
19.1 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.43 11.5 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 10.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.93 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.9 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R16 P205/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3740 3429
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 9.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 582
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 214 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 5200 200 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.81
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 Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Park Avenue Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.709 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear
Chapman Strut MacPherson Strut

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