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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GS
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 19 28 $17,853 $19,525
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,469 $22,465
4-Door Sedan LS Premium Group 18 27 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Wagon LS Premium Group 18 25 $20,469 $22,465
4-Door Sedan Custom
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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
$17,853
$17,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,525
$18,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$307 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 101.8
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity 6 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 109.0
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 29.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 199.7 194.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 16.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5 8.9 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.8 x 1.3
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) 16.0 17.5
Steering
Steering Type Variable Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 37.5
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code T32 NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3299 3340
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
Fuel System SEFI SFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 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 NA
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 Sedan 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) 36.0 22
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.47
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 Indep Quadralink Tri-Link w/
 
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