Compare 1998 Nissan 240SX vs 1998 Pontiac Firebird

1998 Nissan 240SX
1998 Pontiac Firebird
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 22 28 $16,437 $18,359
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 27 $17,153 $19,159
2-Door Coupe Manual SE 22 28 $19,695 $21,999
2-Door Coupe Automatic SE 21 27 $20,411 $22,799
2-Door Coupe Manual LE 22 28 $21,888 $24,449
2-Door Coupe Automatic LE 21 27 $22,605 $25,249
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2-Door Coupe Firebird
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 30 $16,483 $18,015
2-Door Coupe Firebird 1SG 19 29 $17,756 $19,300
2-Door Coupe Formula 18 24 $20,921 $22,865
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $22,239 $24,305
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 18 24 $23,767 $25,975
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 1SG 18 24 $26,956 $29,300
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 18 24 $27,189 $29,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,437
$16,483
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,359
$18,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$306 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
42.2 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.0 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
34.3 35.3
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
21.7 28.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
70.8 84.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
177.2 193.4
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 101.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 12.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.35 11.9 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)
10.0 x 0.87 11.8 x 1.27
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 41.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.6 42.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QEA
Front Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T135/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA QEA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2741 3340
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 690
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4400 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L36
Displacement
2.4L/146 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5600 200 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.08 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)
3.32 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Nissan 240SX Pontiac Firebird
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Salisbury Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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