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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Base Automatic
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Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic Base 23 31 $18,011 $20,195
2-Door Coupe Manual Base 26 34 $18,011 $20,195
2-Door Coupe Automatic LS 20 26 $22,109 $24,795
2-Door Coupe Manual LS 21 26 $22,109 $24,795
2-Door Coupe Firebird
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Body Style

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
$18,011
$15,714
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,195
$17,174
Monthly Payment Estimate
$337 / month
$286 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 34.7 35.3
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.9 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 27.7 28.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.3 84.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 181.5 195.5
Height, Overall (in) 51.6 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 101.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 35.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 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) 9.00 x 1.46 9.5 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.16 x 0.94 10.7 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.5 15.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 40.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 16.9
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65R14 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA QEA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R14 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QEA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2700 3274
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.6 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 690
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 127 @ 4500 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L36
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 118 @ 5500 200 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.770 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.698 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.889 3.75
Clutch Size (in) N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.41
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.310 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.571 2.19
Trans Order Code NA MM5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2-Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mazda MX6 Pontiac Firebird
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Salisbury Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.47 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 46
 
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