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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC
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Body Style

Trim

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
4-Door Sedan SE (CMI)
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.4 88.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.1 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 68.3
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
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 Size P205/55R16 P195/70R14
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3015 2873
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
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
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
Displacement 3.1L/191 2.4L/146
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 33
Transmission
Trans Type 4 4
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Skylark Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style 4 Dr Sdn Gran Sport 4 Door Sedan SE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Spring w/Coil Springs
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
 
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