Compare 1998 Mercury Sable vs 1998 Buick Century

1998 Mercury Sable
1998 Buick Century
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 19 28 $17,853 $19,525
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Sedan LS Premium Group 18 27 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,469 $22,465
4-Door Wagon LS Premium Group 18 25 $20,469 $22,465
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $17,218 $18,415
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $18,094 $19,775
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,853
$17,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,525
$18,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 101.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 109.0
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 29.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
199.7 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 16.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 8.9 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.5
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 37.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3299 3340
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3250 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99U L82
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5250 160 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 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
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.57
Trans Order Code
44L MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GS 4dr Sdn Custom
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Buick Century
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36.0 22
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut w/
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Lower control arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36.0 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Tri-Link w/

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