Compare 1997 Toyota Avalon vs 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis

1997 Toyota Avalon
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
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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 GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 17 25 $21,001 $22,495
4-Door Sedan LS 17 25 $22,294 $23,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,668
$21,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,608
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$375 / 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 Leg Room (in)
38.3 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.5 109.3
Second Hip Room (in)
57.4 59.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 60.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.1
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 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.6 28.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 78.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 211.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 114.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 20.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 1.1 11.3 x 1.0
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 0.6
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
22.98 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 43.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Recirculating Ball
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T3P
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P205/65R15 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T3P
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3792
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.8 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 130
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.6L/281
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 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 -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Mercury Grand Marquis
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
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 Short/Long Arm

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