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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan (CMI)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 28 $27,145 $29,995
4-Door Sedan Ultra 18 27 $31,670 $34,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,432
$27,825
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,795
$29,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$463 / month
$496 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Car Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 56.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 41.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.1 111.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 59.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 5
Length, Overall (in) 200.4 206.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 110.8 113.8
Liftover Height (in) 29.3 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 74.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 62.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.9 19.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.85 x 1.77 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.83 x 1.27 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.54 17.57
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.7 40.0
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.70 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44 42.9
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size T135/70R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3547 3799
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.78 11.78
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 124 124
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690 690
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 230 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L36 L36
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5200 205 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.06 2.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 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 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Oldsmobile LSS Buick Park Avenue
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Chapman Strut Chapman Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 35
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 0.669
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 35
 
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