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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 Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 26 37 $13,771 $14,990
4-Door Sedan ES 26 37 $15,369 $16,785
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,798
$13,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,545
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$250 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 95.9
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 29.8 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 71.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 196.2 186.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 108.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.3 10.2 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel NA
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 7.9 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 38.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 37.0
Steering Type Variable-Effort Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.76 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/70D14
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 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3470 2911
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.2 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Engine
Displacement 3.8L/231 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5200 132 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 129 @ 5000
Engine Order Code L36 ECB
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 37
Transmission
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.13
Trans Order Code NA DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 2.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.54
Clutch Size (in) NA 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Regal Dodge Stratus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Base
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower Control Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 30.1
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 30.1
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
 
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