Compare 1998 Hyundai Sonata vs 1998 Buick Century

1998 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 28 $13,444 $14,749
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 27 $14,235 $15,549
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 20 27 $14,735 $16,349
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 GL 18 24 $15,636 $17,349
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 GLS 18 24 $16,335 $18,549
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $17,218 $18,415
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $18,094 $19,775
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,444
$17,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,749
$18,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$246 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57.9 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.3 101.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.1 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 109.0
Liftover Height (in)
27.1 29.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.34 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
185.0 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 16.7
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.7 8.9 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.12 x .87 10.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 17.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.06 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
20.8 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.6 37.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2935 3340
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 11.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L82
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 6000 160 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.083 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.756 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.083 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.947 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.322 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.939 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Buick Century
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn Custom
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 22
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.55 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Macpherson Strut Lower control arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.87 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Tri-Link w/
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut

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