Compare 1997 Oldsmobile Aurora vs 1997 Cadillac Catera

1997 Oldsmobile Aurora
1997 Cadillac Catera
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 26 $32,340 $35,735
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4-Door Sedan w/Cloth
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Cloth 18 25 $28,515 $29,995
4-Door Sedan w/Leather 18 25 $30,390 $32,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,340
$28,515
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,735
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$596 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 96.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
205.4 193.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.1 16.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.83 x 1.27 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.43 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.2 36.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.9 34.1
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R16 P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3958 3770
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 10.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
970 300
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 120
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/244 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5600 200 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 192 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
L47 L81
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
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 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.62
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.48 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Oldsmobile Aurora Cadillac Catera
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.98 .59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut

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