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1990 Buick Electra Limited Sedan FWD
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1990 Buick Electra
Limited Sedan FWD
No Expert Reviews
2017 Buick Regal
1SV Sedan FWD
Rob Feeman Preview:

Due to the popularity of its compact Buick Verano sedan, General Motors decided it was time to revamp one of its mainstays into something new and slightly larger. The sixth-generation ...

Specs

1990 Buick Electra
Limited Sedan FWD
2017 Buick Regal
1SV Sedan FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
165 hp @ 4,800 RPM
182 hp @ 6,700 RPM
Torque
210 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
172 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8.5:1
11.2:1
Displacement
3,800 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.8 in x 3.4 in
3.46 in x 3.85 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42.1 in
Back Legroom 41.5 in 37.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 14.2 cu ft
Exterior
Length 196.9 in 190.2 in
Width 72.4 in 73.1 in
Height 54.3 in 58.4 in
Wheelbase 110.8 in 107.8 in

Available Options

1990 Buick Electra
Limited Sedan FWD
2017 Buick Regal
1SV Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Cherry Metallic
  • Black Onyx
  • Crimson Red Tintcoat
  • Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Graphite Gray Metallic
  • PepperDust Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Summit White
  • White Frost Tricoat

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