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Compare 1997 Buick Riviera vs 1997 Cadillac Eldorado

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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 54.6 53.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 60.9
Wheelbase (in) 113.8 108.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.4 15.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 20
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.1 40.4
Steering Type Power Power Speed Sensitive
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size T135/70R15 T125/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3706 3843
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.2 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 970 770
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 140
Engine
Displacement 3.8L/231 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5200 275 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L36 LD8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 17
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 -
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Riviera Cadillac Eldorado
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear Semi Trailing Arm Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring
 
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