Compare 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix vs 1997 Buick Century

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix
1997 Buick Century
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 29 $16,825 $18,389
2-Door Coupe GT 19 30 $17,768 $19,419
4-Door Sedan GT 19 30 $18,591 $20,319
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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
$16,825
$16,722
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,389
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$306 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 101.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
196.5 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 109.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 29.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 16.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 1.26 10.3 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.43 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 37.5
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.04
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QIN NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QIN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3355 3364
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - 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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 11.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5200 160 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4000 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L82 L82
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.1L/191
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Prix Buick Century
Body Style
4 Door Sedan SE 4dr Sdn Custom
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Tri-Link w/
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 0.472
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Lower control arm

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