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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon GS
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Body Style

Trim

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
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
$17,864
$16,722
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,555
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$326 / month
$298 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.1 101.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 27.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 72.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 32.0 -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 16.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.3 x 1.3
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 17.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 37.5
Steering Type Variable Power Power
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/70R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 110 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3476 3364
Wheels
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) 15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 11.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 105
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.1L/191
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Buick Century
Body Style 4 Door Wagon GS 4dr Sdn Custom
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 0.472
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Lower control arm
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/
 
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