Compare 1997 Dodge Neon vs 1997 Buick Skylark

1997 Dodge Neon
1997 Buick Skylark
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2-Door Coupe Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base 29 39 $10,131 $10,800
2-Door Coupe Base Competition 29 39 $10,131 $10,800
4-Door Sedan Base 29 39 $10,315 $11,000
4-Door Sedan Base Competition 29 39 $10,315 $11,000
2-Door Coupe Highline 29 39 $11,418 $12,470
4-Door Sedan Highline 29 39 $11,598 $12,670
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,131
$15,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,800
$15,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$180 / month
$266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 89.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.0 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 53.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.4 55.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.0 103.4
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.6
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
171.8 189.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 13.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.5 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x 0.8 10.2 x 0.79
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)
12.5 15.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.33
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.0 13.96
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2441 3015
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.0 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 13.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
83 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450 600
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 5000 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ECB L82
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
131 @ 6000 155 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
8.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.13 1.57
Trans Order Code
DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Base 4 Dr Sdn Gran Sport
Vehicle Name
Dodge Neon Buick Skylark
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Twist Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Chapman Strut Trailing Arm

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