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1998 Buick Century Comparisons

Custom Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $18,415.00 $21,499.00 $23,335.00
Destination $550.00 $490.00 $605.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.1L V6 3.0L V6 4.6L V8
Horsepower 160 @ 5200 RPM 190 @ 5600 RPM 215 @ 4500 RPM
Torque 185 @ 4000 RPM 205 @ 4000 RPM 285 @ 3000 RPM
Valves 2 4 2
Displacement (cc) 3135 2988 4601
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.5 X 3.3 3.7 X 2.9 3.6 X 3.5
Compression Ratio 9.6:1 10:1 10:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 20 22 17
Highway (mpg) 29 27 25

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3335.6 3011.5 3926.4
Wheelbase (in.) 109.0 106.3 114.7
Length (in.) 194.6 187.7 212.0
Width (in.) 72.7 69.7 78.2
Height (in.) 56.6 55.7 56.8
Track Front (in.) 62.0 60.2 63.4
Track Rear (in.) 61.1 59.4 65.3
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 6 5 6
Front Headroom (in.) 39.3 40.1 39.4
Rear Headroom (in.) 37.4 37.4 38.0
Front Legroom (in.) 42.4 43.9 42.5
Rear Legroom (in.) 36.9 34.3 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 58.0 56.8 60.8
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 57.1 56.2 60.3
Front Hip Room (in.) 54.4 54.3 57.1
Rear Hip Room (in.) 53.3 55.9 59.0

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 101.6 99.6 111.4

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut wishbone
Rear Suspension multi-link beam beam
Tires 205/70R15 205/65R15 225/60R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A Yes Yes
CD Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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