Specs

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Custom 4dr Sedan Custom

Brakes

Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.0

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105

Engine

Engine Order Code L82
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.1L/191
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4000

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in) 29.8
Length, Overall (in) 194.6
Wheelbase (in) 109.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20

Steering

Steering Type Power
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.5

Summary

Vehicle Name Buick Century
Body Style 4dr Sdn Custom

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link w/
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 22
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.47
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut w/
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Lower control arm

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code QGZ
Front Tire Order Code QGZ
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P205/70R15
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15

Trailering

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

Transmission

Seventh 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
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code MX0
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Vehicle

EPA Classification Mid-Size

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3340

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0