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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
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 101.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 196.2 194.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 16.7
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 17.0
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 16.8
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P215/70R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3470 3364
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4.0
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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 3.29
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name Buick Regal Buick Century
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link Tri-Link w/
 
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