Compare 1997 Buick Skylark vs 1997 Dodge Avenger

1997 Buick Skylark
1997 Dodge Avenger
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4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
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2-Door Coupe Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base 22 32 $13,462 $14,620
2-Door Coupe ES 22 32 $16,105 $17,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,091
$13,462
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,970
$14,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$266 / month
$244 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
49.6 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.4 91.1
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 43.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 28.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
55.8 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 190.4
Height, Overall (in)
53.6 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.3 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.4 103.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 13.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x 1.77 9.0 x 1.6
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.79 10.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.2 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.33 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.2 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.96 14.58
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 38.0
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/70HR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/70HR14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 P125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3015 2888
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.1 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 430
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Engine
Displacement
3.1L/191 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5200 140 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4000 130 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
L82 ECF
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.36
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.13
Trans Order Code
NA DD4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Skylark Dodge Avenger
Body Style
4 Dr Sdn Gran Sport 2 Door Coupe Base
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Multilink
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Spring Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.63
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Twist Beam Independent

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