Compare 1997 Buick Regal vs 1997 Mercury Sable

1997 Buick Regal
1997 Mercury Sable
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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 Wagon GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,164 $22,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,798
$17,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,545
$19,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$326 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 104.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 199.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 49.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 46.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 81.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 10.1 x 0.5
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.3 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 38.0
Steering Type
Variable-Effort Pwr Variable Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T32
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T32
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3470 3476
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.2 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 540
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
L36 99U
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 5200 145 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.77
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 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44L
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon GS
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Mercury Sable
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Control Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 36.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.75

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