Compare 1998 Dodge Intrepid vs 1998 Buick LeSabre

1998 Dodge Intrepid
1998 Buick LeSabre
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 21 30 $18,050 $19,685
4-Door Sedan ES 19 29 $20,524 $22,465
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 19 30 $20,555 $22,465
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 19 30 $22,084 $23,620
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 30 $23,597 $25,790
4-Door Sedan Limited SG 19 30 $24,540 $26,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,050
$20,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,685
$22,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$374 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 40.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.5 108.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 110.8
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 25.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
203.7 200.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.4 17.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 0.5 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.85 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 1.0 10.83 x 1.27
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.4 43.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 17.57
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 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)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3422 3443
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 11.78
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 690
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4850 230 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L36
Displacement
2.7L/165 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5800 205 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
N/A 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 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code
DGB NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 2.86
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Base 4 Dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name
Dodge Intrepid Buick LeSabre
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.0 35
Suspension Type - Front
Struts MacPherson Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.590
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Chapman Struts Chapman Strut w/

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