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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 30 $14,836 $16,215
2-Door Coupe Z28 16 27 $18,405 $20,115
2-Door Convertible 19 30 $19,919 $21,770
2-Door Convertible Z28 16 27 $23,350 $25,520
2-Door Coupe RS 19 30 $16,442 $17,970
2-Door Convertible RS 19 30 $21,200 $23,170
2-Door Coupe SS 16 27 $18,405 $20,115
2-Door Convertible SS 16 27 $23,350 $25,520
2-Door Coupe R7C Pkg 19 30 $15,985 $17,470
2-Door Coupe Firebird
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 30 $15,714 $17,174
2-Door Coupe Formula 17 25 $18,962 $20,724
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 17 25 $20,938 $22,884
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $21,121 $23,084
2-Door Convertible Formula 17 25 $24,269 $26,524
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 17 25 $26,026 $28,444
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,836
$15,714
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,215
$17,174
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$286 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 44.4 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 35.3
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 26.8 28.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.9 84.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.0 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 193.2 195.5
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 101.1 101.1
Liftover Height (in) 35.1 35.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 32.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.9
Brakes
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) 9.5 x 2.0 9.5 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 1.26 10.7 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.5 15.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.64 40.6
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.67 2.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.46 42.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QEA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA QEA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3294 3274
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690 690
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 4000 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L36 L36
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200 200 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.53 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.19
Trans Order Code MM5 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.75
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Camaro Pontiac Firebird
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Torque Arm Salisbury Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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