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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 51.6
Second Leg Room (in)
28.9 31.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.0 84.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.1 106.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 11.98
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.02 10.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.6 39.04
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 -TBD-
Front Tire Order Code
QEA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QEA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -TBD-
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-
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3340 3062
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 6.0
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-
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.4 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 -TBD-
Engine
Fuel System
SFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 152 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Firebird Acura CL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
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

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