Compare 2000 Pontiac Firebird vs 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

2000 Pontiac Firebird
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2-Door Coupe Firebird
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 30 $17,101 $18,690
2-Door Coupe Formula 17 25 $21,841 $23,870
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $23,158 $25,310
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 17 25 $24,686 $26,980
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 17 25 $28,410 $31,050
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 24 34 N/A N/A
2-Door Coupe 24 34 $12,304 $13,160
4-Door Sedan LS 23 31 $13,842 $14,805
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $15,301 $16,365
2-Door Convertible Z24 23 33 $18,541 $19,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,101
$12,304
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,690
$13,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$219 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
28.8 32.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.0 87.1
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
35.2 36.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
35.1 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 56.4
Wheelbase (in)
101.1 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.27 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.02 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 14.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.6 35.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
QEA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
QEA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3323 2584
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.4 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 105
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 2.2L/133
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 115 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas L4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 135 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
L36 LN2
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.18
Trans Order Code
MM5 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.91
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Firebird Chevrolet Cavalier
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 0.74
Suspension Type - Rear
Salisbury Axle Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut

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