Compare 1999 Pontiac Firebird vs 1999 Ford Mustang

1999 Pontiac Firebird
1999 Ford Mustang
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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 29 $15,103 $16,470
2-Door Coupe GT 17 24 $19,104 $20,965
2-Door Convertible 20 29 $19,282 $21,165
2-Door Convertible GT 17 24 $22,664 $24,965
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra N/A N/A $24,893 $27,470
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra N/A N/A $28,463 $31,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,698
$15,103
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,250
$16,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$304 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
28.9 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.0 83.0
Second Hip Room (in)
44.4 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 53.6
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 35.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 53.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.1 101.3
Liftover Height (in)
35.1 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 183.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 10.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.02 10.5 x 0.55
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)
11.9 x 1.27 10.8 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 15.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.6 37.1
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.5 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 15.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code
QEA T32
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
QEA T32
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3340 3064
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.4 12.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 540
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 220 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
L36 994
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.8L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 190 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.27
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)
3.75 3.35
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 11.02
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.99
Trans Order Code
MM5 445
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Firebird Ford Mustang
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Salisbury Axle Four-bar link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 30
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.06

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