Compare 1997 Toyota Avalon vs 1997 Ford Crown Victoria

1997 Toyota Avalon
1997 Ford Crown Victoria
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4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XL 21 31 $20,668 $23,608
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XL 21 31 $21,386 $24,428
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XLS 21 31 $23,470 $27,128
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XLS 21 31 $23,470 $27,128
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 25 $20,139 $21,575
4-Door Sedan LX 17 25 $21,691 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,668
$20,139
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,608
$21,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.4 58.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 60.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.5 111.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 212.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 114.4
Liftover Height (in)
26.6 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 77.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 20.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.4 11.1 x 0.55
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 1.1 11.3 x 1.00
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Variable Assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
22.98 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 43.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T37
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P205/65R15 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T37
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3775
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.8 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 540
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 190 @ 4250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4400 265 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.6L/281
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 25
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.30 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.43 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.81 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Ford Crown Victoria
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.12
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Four-bar link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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