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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Firebird
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Body Style

Trim

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 Coupe Trans Am 17 25 $24,686 $26,980
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $23,158 $25,310
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 17 25 $28,410 $31,050
2-Door Convertible Base Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 25 29 $18,857 $20,545
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 23 28 $18,857 $20,545
2-Door Convertible Manual LS 25 29 $21,605 $23,545
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 23 28 $21,605 $23,545
2-Door Convertible SE Special Edition 24 29 $22,990 $25,055
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,101
$18,857
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,690
$20,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$342 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.2 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 -
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 42.8
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 28.8 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.0 46
Second Hip Room (in) 45.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 49.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 193.4 155.3
Height, Overall (in) 52.0 48.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 56.7
Wheelbase (in) 101.1 89.2
Liftover Height (in) 35.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 66.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 5.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.02 9.90 x - TBD -
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 10.00 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.6 30.2
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P185/60HR14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T117/70D14
Front Tire Order Code QEA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P185/60HR14
Rear Tire Order Code QEA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3323 2332
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.4 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 4000 119 @ 5000
Engine Order Code L36 NA
Displacement 3.8L/231 1.8L/112
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200 140 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 25
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.89
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.14
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.53 3.76
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Pontiac Firebird Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Salisbury Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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