Research 1996 Buick Riviera specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

2dr Coupe


Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.83 x 1.27
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.43
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel
Brake Type Power
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.4

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.2


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 970


SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L67
Engine Order Code L36
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V6
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.8L/231
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5200
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 280 @ 3200

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6
Height, Overall (in) 54.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.0
Length, Overall (in) 207.2
Wheelbase (in) 113.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4
Liftover Height (in) 31.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.5
Passenger Capacity 6
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.2


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27


Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.51
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15
Steering Type Power


Body Style 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Buick Riviera


Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Semi Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P225/60R16
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size T135/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100


Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93
Clutch Size (in)
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,


EPA Classification Mid-Size

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3706
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3738


Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Front Wheel Material Chrome
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Aluminum

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