Buick
Riviera
1996
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1996 Buick Riviera Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1996 Buick Riviera specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Buick Riviera warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$29,475
Invoice *
$26,380
Engine
3.8L V-6 205 HP 230.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 3.8L V-6 240 HP 280.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
19.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
29.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
3.8L V-6 205 HP 230.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 3.8L V-6 240 HP 280.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Axle Ratio
3.05 / 2.93
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded / premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
20.0 gal.
Drive Type
front-wheel
Traction Control
driveline

Steering and Suspension

Auto-Levelling Suspension
rear
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Front Tires
P225/60SR16.0BSW AS / P225/60SBSW touring
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
R16.0

Seating and Interior

Front Seat Type
split-bench / bucket
Heated Front Seats
driver heated-cushion
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(4-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(4-way power)
Seat Trim
cloth / leather
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear

Comfort and Conveniences

Sunroof
power
Vanity Mirrors
passenger illuminated / dual illuminated
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
full
Overhead Console
full
Cargo Net
cargo net
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
dual zone front
Climate Control
automatic air conditioning
Rear Air Conditioning
rear HVAC
Radio
AM/FM stereo
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
radio steering wheel controls
CD
single
Antenna
power
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (driver only)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power
Remote Fuel Flap Release
power
Tachometer
tachometer
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
Front Windshield Wipers
fixed interval
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Security System
security system

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Length
207.2 "
Exterior Width
75.0 "
Exterior Height
55.2 "
Wheelbase
114 "
Curb Weight
3,690 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
1,000 lbs.

Exterior Features

Bodyside Moldings
black
Rocker Panel Extensions
rocker panel extensions
Wheel Well
black
Paint
with stripe
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
72/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1996 Buick Riviera safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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