Compare 1997 Buick Skylark vs 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

1997 Buick Skylark
1997 Pontiac Grand Am
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4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
4-Door Sedan SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,091
$13,838
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,970
$14,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$266 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.3 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
49.6 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.4 88.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.8 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 186.9
Height, Overall (in)
53.6 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.3 56.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.4 103.4
Liftover Height (in)
28.1 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 13.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x 1.77 7.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.2 15.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.2 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.96 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 35.3
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.33 2.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3015 2873
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.1 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5200 150 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas L4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4000 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
L82 LD9
Displacement
3.1L/191 2.4L/146
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Skylark Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style
4 Dr Sdn Gran Sport 4 Door Sedan SE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Arm Trailing Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Twist Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Spring w/Coil Springs

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