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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Body Style

Transmission

Trim

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
2-Door Coupe Firebird
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mini-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in) 42.2 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.0 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 34.3 35.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 177.2 193.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 8.5 12.9
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 15.5
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.2 16.9
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA QEA
Front Tire Size P195/60HR15 P215/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2741 3340
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 16 x 4
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Nissan 240SX Pontiac Firebird
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.06 1.10
 
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