Compare 1999 Pontiac Firebird vs 1999 Acura CL

1999 Pontiac Firebird
1999 Acura CL
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2-Door Coupe Firebird
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 30 $16,698 $18,250
2-Door Coupe Formula 18 24 $21,301 $23,280
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $22,756 $24,870
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 18 24 $24,146 $26,390
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 18 24 $27,870 $30,460
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2-Door Coupe 2.3L Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 2.3L Manual 25 31 $20,873 $23,100
2-Door Coupe 2.3L Automatic 23 29 $21,596 $23,900
2-Door Coupe 3.0L 20 28 $23,629 $26,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,698
$20,873
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,250
$23,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$304 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 51.6
Second Leg Room (in)
28.9 31.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.0 84.7
Second Hip Room (in)
44.4 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 35.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
35.1 -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.33
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 190.0
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.1 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 11.98
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.27 10.2 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.02 10.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 17.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.5 -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.6 39.04
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QEA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 -TBD-
Front Tire Order Code
QEA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -TBD-
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3340 3062
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.4 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 80
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 152 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.193
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.685
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.807
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.062
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.903
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.285
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Firebird Acura CL
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Salisbury Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone

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