Compare 1998 Buick Riviera vs 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix

1998 Buick Riviera
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 27 $29,412 $32,500
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 29 $17,197 $18,795
4-Door Sedan SE 1SG 20 29 $17,930 $19,575
2-Door Coupe GT 19 30 $18,679 $20,415
4-Door Sedan GT 19 30 $18,908 $20,665
4-Door Sedan SE 1SH 19 30 $19,487 $21,275
2-Door Coupe GT 1SG 19 30 $19,741 $21,575
4-Door Sedan GT 1SG 19 30 $19,945 $21,775
4-Door Sedan GT 1SH 18 27 $22,235 $24,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,134
$17,197
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,160
$18,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$519 / month
$313 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 99.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 110.5
Liftover Height (in)
31.7 30.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
207.2 196.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 54.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.4 16.0
Brakes
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)
11.85 x 1.26 10.8 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.43 10.9 x 0.43
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.9 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 37.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QIN
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA QIN
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 3335
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 11.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
970 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 3600 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L67 L82
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.92
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
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Riviera Pontiac Grand Prix
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan SE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.1 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi Trailing Arm Tri-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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