Compare 1997 Buick Riviera vs 1997 Cadillac Eldorado

1997 Buick Riviera
1997 Cadillac Eldorado
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 28 $27,249 $30,110
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 26 $34,920 $37,995
2-Door Coupe Touring 17 26 $38,031 $41,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,249
$34,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,110
$37,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$502 / month
$633 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.6 100.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 53.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 108.0
Liftover Height (in)
32.9 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 75.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
207.2 200.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.4 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.43 10.9 x 0.4
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)
10.83 x 1.27 11.9 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 40.4
Steering Type
Power Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 2.65
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.8 42.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.51 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R15 T125/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3706 3843
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 16 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
970 770
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L36 LD8
Displacement
3.8L/231 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 5200 275 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.96
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 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Buick Riviera Cadillac Eldorado
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi Trailing Arm Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 0.76

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