Compare 2001 Buick Park Avenue vs 2001 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2001 Buick Park Avenue
2001 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Park Avenue 4-Door Sedan 19 30 $29,982 $33,130
Park Avenue 4-Door Sedan Ultra 18 28 $34,064 $37,640
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4-Door Sedan 4.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $65,844 $70,800
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $73,424 $78,950
S-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.0L 15 23 $106,020 $114,000
S-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG 16 22 $91,140 $98,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,982
$65,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,130
$70,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$552 / month
$1180 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.4
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 59.2
Second Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.2 105.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 59.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
206.8 203.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 121.5
Liftover Height (in)
25.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
19.1 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.43 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 1.26 13.1 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 23
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 38.4
Steering Type
Power Speed-Sensitive Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.93 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.9 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QPX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3778 4090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 295 @ 3000-4400
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 4.3L/260
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 5200 275 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.19
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Park Avenue Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/level control w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/level control w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 - TBD -

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