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Selected Style 4-Door CXL RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door RWD CXL 16 21 $30,575 $33,785
4-Door AWD CXL 15 20 $32,227 $35,610
4-Door 4-Cyl (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,607 $24,280
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,365 $25,130
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,551 $25,340
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,853 $25,680
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,307 $26,190
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,553 $27,590
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,858 $30,180
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $28,104 $31,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,575
$21,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,785
$24,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$563 / month
$405 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 58.1 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 104.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 193.4 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.5 67.9
Liftover Height (in) 32.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.4 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 63.1 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 80.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.14 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 19.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20.4 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QTM NA
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code QTM NA
Spare Tire Order Code N79 NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P225/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5700 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 400 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4442 3520
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 1.69
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas L6 Gas I4
Fuel System MFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 275 @ 3600 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LL8 NA
Displacement 4.2L/256 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 6000 160 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.05 3.94
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Trans Type 4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.0 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.20
Trans Order Code M30 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Buick Rainier Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.81 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear 5-link w/air- Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) suspension MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.42 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double A-arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.94 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson
 
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