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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 2-Door Coupe LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LX 18 26 $16,318 $17,885
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,249
$16,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,110
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$502 / month
$298 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 55.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.6 101.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 36.2 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.6 52.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 113.8 113.0
Liftover Height (in) 32.9 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 207.2 200.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.4 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.43 10.1 x 0.7
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 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.1 36.6
Steering Type Power Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.51 14.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/70R15 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T37
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA T37
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3706 3506
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.2 12.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 970 540
Engine
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 215 @ 2750
Engine Order Code L36 994
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.8L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5200 145 @ 4000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 3.27
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 2.84
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 Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.56
Trans Order Code NA 44L
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe LX
Vehicle Name Buick Riviera Ford Thunderbird
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Semi Trailing Arm Independent H-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 30.2
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 1.06
 
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