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1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
No Data Available
2019 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
MSRP
$28,020
Invoice
$26,955
Average Price Paid
$26,062
1,163 listings nationwide

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1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
No Data Available
2019 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
No Data Available

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,165
8 listings nationwide

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2019 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,834
10 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Back in the ‘60s, the Chevrolet Impala was the best-selling automobile in the United States. Today’s tenth generation Impala, which came out in 2014, lives in a very different world. T...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
765
1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

Safe/reliable/comfortable To Drive (not Bad Looking Either) — Overall these are great cars to drive and with 20-24 MPG from and very powerful LT1 engine it is lik...

Primary Use: Family transportation

125
1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

The End Of An Era — I have owned several full size GM models during my life, my Roadmaster is by far the best of what De...

Primary Use: Family transportation

145
1996 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon RWDReview:

One Bad Ass Wagon — I love this car , it has power and drive like new. Drives down the road like you can not belive . Fu...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2019 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
writes:
Great car, but it doesnt turn heads like you think it would.
Power Ranked 2019 Buick Regal Sportback Preferred II FWD better.
"The turbo in the 4-cylinder engine. "
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Buick Regal Sportback Preferred II FWD better.
"The it factor. "
writes:
Both cars were very nice although the Avalon seemed to be better in every category. The Avalon also seemed to ...
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD better.
"Fit and finish we’re superior to that of the Impala "
Family Car Ranked 2019 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD better.
"The Toyota had a full complement of safety features "

Specs

1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
2019 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
15 MPG
18 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
28 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
260 hp @ 5,000 RPM
305 hp @ 6,800 RPM
197 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
330 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM
264 lb-ft @ 5,300 RPM
191 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
11.5:1
11.3:1
Displacement
5,700 cc
3,600 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
4 in x 3.48 in
3.7 in x 3.37 in
3.46 in x 3.97 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 2 stars --
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional --
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 45.8 in
Back Legroom 37.3 in 39.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 18.8 cu ft
Exterior
Length 217.5 in 201.3 in
Width 79.9 in 84.3 in
Height 60.3 in 58.9 in
Wheelbase 115.9 in 111.7 in

Available Options

1996 Buick Roadmaster
Estate Wagon RWD
2019 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Blue Velvet Metallic
  • Nightfall Gray Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • Engine, 3.6L DOHC V6 Di With Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
  • LPO, 18" (45.7 CM) Chrome Finish Aluminum Wheels
  • LPO, 19" (48.3 CM) Aluminum Wheels, Design 3
  • LPO, 18" (45.7 CM) Aluminum Wheels

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