Compare 1997 Buick Regal vs 1997 Buick Century

1997 Buick Regal
1997 Buick Century
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97.5 4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
97.5 4-Door Sedan LS 19 30 $18,798 $20,545
97.5 4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $20,994 $22,945
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $16,722 $17,885
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $17,586 $19,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,798
$16,722
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,545
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 101.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 109.0
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 29.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 16.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.3 10.3 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 17.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 37.5
Steering Type
Variable-Effort Pwr Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 42.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3364
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.2 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L36 L82
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 5200 160 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.29
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 2.92
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
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.38
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Buick Century
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Tri-Link w/
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 0.472
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Control Arm Lower control arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32

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