Compare 2001 Buick Century vs 2001 Ford Taurus

2001 Buick Century
2001 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $18,318 $20,020
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $21,036 $22,991
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 20 27 $17,356 $18,550
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $17,868 $19,325
4-Door Sedan SES 20 27 $18,781 $20,340
4-Door Wagon SE 18 26 $18,907 $20,480
4-Door Sedan SEL 18 27 $20,118 $21,825
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,318
$17,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,020
$18,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$309 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 17.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.8 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.3 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
QGY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QGY NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3368 3326
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
102 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
LG8 99U
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5200 155 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.54
Trans Order Code
MX0 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.77
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 Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.26
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Century Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 .81
Suspension Type - Rear
4-wheel Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 22.1
Suspension Type - Front
4-wheel MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 22.1

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