Compare 1997 Chevrolet Lumina vs 1997 Buick Century

1997 Chevrolet Lumina
1997 Buick Century
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $15,335 $16,945
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $17,326 $19,145
4-Door Sedan LTZ 20 29 $17,792 $19,445
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $16,722 $17,885
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $17,586 $19,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,335
$16,722
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,945
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 101.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.4
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.2 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.0 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 109.0
Liftover Height (in)
26.7 29.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
200.9 194.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 16.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.86 x 1.77 8.9 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 1.04 10.3 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 17.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.60 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.4 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3360 3364
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.2 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 600
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4000 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L82 L82
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5200 160 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 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 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code
MX0 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Lumina Buick Century
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.472
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Lower control arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Tri-Link w/

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