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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan XL w/Bucket Seats
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XL 21 30 $21,368 $24,408
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XL 21 30 $22,104 $25,248
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XLS 21 30 $24,474 $28,288
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XLS 21 30 $24,474 $28,288
4-Door Sedan Custom
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 19 30 $20,555 $22,465
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 19 30 $22,084 $23,620
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 30 $23,597 $25,790
4-Door Sedan Limited SG 19 30 $24,540 $26,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,368
$20,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,408
$22,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$407 / month
$374 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 40.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.5 108.5
Second Hip Room (in) 57.4 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 110.8
Liftover Height (in) 26.6 25.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 74.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 191.9 200.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 55.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 17.0
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.85 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 1.1 10.83 x 1.27
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) 11.5 x 0.4 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 2.97
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 43.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 17.57
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65HR15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size P205/65HR15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3429 3443
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.8 11.78
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 690
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 214 @ 4400 230 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L36
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200 205 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.81 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 NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.30 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.57
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.43 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Avalon Buick LeSabre
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Dr Sdn Custom
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 35
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.590
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.67 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Chapman Strut w/
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Coil Springs
 
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