Compare 1998 Toyota Avalon vs 1998 Buick LeSabre

1998 Toyota Avalon
1998 Buick LeSabre
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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 30 $21,368 $24,408
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XL 21 30 $22,104 $25,248
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XLS 21 30 $24,474 $28,288
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XLS 21 30 $24,474 $28,288
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4-Door Sedan Custom
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 17.0
Brakes
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
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.85 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 2.97
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P205/70R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3429 3443
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 205 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4400 230 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L36
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.8L/231
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Buick LeSabre
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Dr Sdn Custom
Suspension
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
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

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