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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe (CMI) 2-Door Coupe LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LS 20 29 $16,419 $17,945
2-Door Coupe Z34 19 30 $18,569 $20,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,134
$16,419
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,160
$17,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$519 / month
$299 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.5 96.1
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.2 36.9
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 31.7 26.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 6.5
Length, Overall (in) 207.2 200.7
Height, Overall (in) 54.6 53.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 59.0
Wheelbase (in) 113.8 107.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.4 15.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.86 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.85 x 1.26 10.5 x 1.04
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.43 NA
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 2.60
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.9 42.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.1 36.7
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70R16 T125/70D16
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) 3699 3320
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.2 12.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 970 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 100
Engine
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5200 160 @ 5200
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 280 @ 3600 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L67 L82
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
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 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.92
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Riviera Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe LS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 35
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.1 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Semi Trailing Arm MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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