Compare 1998 Buick Riviera vs 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1998 Buick Riviera
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 27 $29,412 $32,500
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2-Door Coupe LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LS 20 29 $16,419 $17,945
2-Door Coupe Z34 19 30 $18,569 $20,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,134
$16,419
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,160
$17,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$519 / month
$299 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 96.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
31.7 26.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
207.2 200.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 53.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 59.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 107.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.4 15.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 1.26 10.5 x 1.04
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)
10.94 x 0.43 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.86 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.9 42.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 36.7
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 2.60
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R16 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3699 3320
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 12.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
970 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5200 160 @ 5200
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 3600 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L67 L82
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Riviera Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe LS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.1 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi Trailing Arm MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 35
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

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