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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan Custom
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.5
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
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 Material Steel Steel
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
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
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 2.92
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
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
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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