Compare 1997 Mercury Sable vs 1997 Buick Century

1997 Mercury Sable
1997 Buick Century
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4-Door Wagon GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,164 $22,140
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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
$17,864
$16,722
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,555
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$326 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 37.4
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.1 101.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
199.1 194.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
49.0 -
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 56.6
Liftover Height (in)
NA 29.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 109.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
27.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
80.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
46.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.5 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.3 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 37.5
Steering Type
Variable Power Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1100 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
110 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3476 3364
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5250 160 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3250 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99U L82
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.1L/191
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.57
Trans Order Code
44L MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.29
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)
2.77 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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon GS 4dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Buick Century
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36.0 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Tri-Link w/
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.0 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 0.472
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Lower control arm

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