Compare 1997 Pontiac Bonneville vs 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis

1997 Pontiac Bonneville
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 19 28 $20,121 $22,234
4-Door Sedan SLE 19 28 $22,178 $23,720
4-Door Sedan SSE 19 28 $24,583 $27,164
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 17 25 $21,001 $22,495
4-Door Sedan LS 17 25 $22,294 $23,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,121
$21,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,234
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.8 109.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 59.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.3 60.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.1
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
201.9 211.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.8 114.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 28.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 78.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.9 20.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.83 x 1.27 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.85 x 1.77 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.0 43.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 40.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.70 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPH T3P
Front Tire Size
P215/65R15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R15 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
QPH T3P
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R15 P215/70R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3486 3792
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 5200 190 @ 4250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 265 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
L36 99W
Displacement
3.8L/231 4.6L/281
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Bonneville Mercury Grand Marquis
Body Style
4 Door Sedan SE 4 Door Sedan GS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 30.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Chapman Strut Four-Bar Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm

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