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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.7
Brakes
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
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)
16.0 17.0
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Power Power
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
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
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 Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3250 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99U L82
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
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
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,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon GS 4dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Buick Century
Suspension
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
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/

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