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Selected Style 97.5 4-Door Sedan LS
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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
4-Door Sedan Custom
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 16.7
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 17.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.76 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 37.5
Steering Type Variable-Effort Pwr Power
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3470 3364
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.2 11.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 105
Engine
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5200 160 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L36 L82
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Regal Buick Century
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn Custom
Suspension
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
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
 
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