Compare 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier vs 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
1997 Pontiac Grand Am
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 25 37 $10,376 $10,980
4-Door Sedan 25 37 $10,565 $11,180
2-Door Coupe RS 25 37 $11,308 $12,225
4-Door Sedan LS 25 34 $12,376 $13,380
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $13,235 $14,465
2-Door Convertible LS 25 34 $16,589 $17,935
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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
$10,376
$13,838
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,980
$14,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$183 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
32.7 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.1 88.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 186.9
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.4 56.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 103.4
Liftover Height (in)
26.1 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 55.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 13.4
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)
7.87 x 1.77 7.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.2 15.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 35.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2584 2873
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas L4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4000 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LN2 LD9
Displacement
2.2L/133 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 5200 150 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 1.57
Trans Order Code
MM5 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.91 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan SE
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cavalier Pontiac Grand Am
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.74 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Axle Trailing Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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