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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 29 $15,292 $16,710
2-Door Coupe GT 17 25 $19,292 $21,205
2-Door Convertible 20 29 $19,609 $21,560
2-Door Convertible GT 17 25 $23,080 $25,460
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 24 $24,988 $27,605
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 24 $28,548 $31,605
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2-Door Coupe Firebird
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 30 $17,101 $18,690
2-Door Coupe Formula 17 25 $21,841 $23,870
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $23,158 $25,310
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 17 25 $24,686 $26,980
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 17 25 $28,410 $31,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,292
$17,101
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,710
$18,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 28.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 84.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 45.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 35.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.3 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 101.1
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 35.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 193.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 12.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x .55 12.0 x 1.02
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.02 11.9 x 1.27
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 40.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
T32 QEA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 QEA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3066 3323
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 12.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2750 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
994 L36
Displacement
3.8L/232 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5250 200 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.35 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
47.6 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 2.19
Trans Order Code
445 MM5
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Pontiac Firebird
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar link Salisbury Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.1 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 1.10

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