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 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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 101.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
196.5 194.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 16.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.0
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.04
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
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
QIN NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3355 3364
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4000 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L82 L82
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5200 160 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
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
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,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan SE 4dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Prix Buick Century
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Tri-Link w/

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