Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 1997 Hyundai Elantra vs 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

1997 Hyundai Elantra Change
1997 Pontiac Grand Am Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 24 32 $10,117 $11,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 31 $10,842 $11,899
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 32 $11,181 $12,549
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 23 31 $11,906 $13,349
4-Door Wagon Manual 24 32 $10,938 $11,999
4-Door Wagon Automatic 22 31 $11,663 $12,799
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 31 $12,472 $13,999
4-Door Sedan SE (CMI)
Switch Style

Body Style

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
$10,117
$13,838
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,099
$14,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$185 / month
$247 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.6 88.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 54.9 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 56.6
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 103.4
Liftover Height (in) 22.7 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.2 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 174.0 186.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 13.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.09 x - TBD - 7.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.52 x .75 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.5 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.02 2.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.81 14.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/60R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA QFB
Front Tire Size P175/65R14 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2458 2873
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 14 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 5000 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LD9
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 150 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.061 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.462 2.92
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.393 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.878 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.250 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.950 1.57
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.650 3.42
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan SE
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Pontiac Grand Am
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trailing Arms
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.