Compare 1997 Chevrolet Camaro vs 1997 Pontiac Firebird

1997 Chevrolet Camaro
1997 Pontiac Firebird
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 30 $14,836 $16,215
2-Door Coupe R7C Pkg 19 30 $15,985 $17,470
2-Door Coupe RS 19 30 $16,442 $17,970
2-Door Coupe SS 16 27 $18,405 $20,115
2-Door Coupe Z28 16 27 $18,405 $20,115
2-Door Convertible 19 30 $19,919 $21,770
2-Door Convertible RS 19 30 $21,200 $23,170
2-Door Convertible SS 16 27 $23,350 $25,520
2-Door Convertible Z28 16 27 $23,350 $25,520
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2-Door Coupe Firebird
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
44.4 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.4
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
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QEA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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 - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.53
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Camaro Pontiac Firebird
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 46

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