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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Firebird
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 31 $17,252 $18,855
2-Door Coupe Formula 18 28 $21,992 $24,035
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 18 28 $24,837 $27,145
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 31 $23,309 $25,475
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 18 28 $28,561 $31,215
2-Door Convertible Base Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 23 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 22 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible SE Special Edition 23 28 $23,725 $25,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,252
$19,548
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,855
$21,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$314 / month
$353 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.8
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 28.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.0 46
Second Hip Room (in) 44.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 49.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 193.4 155.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 5.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 12.7
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.6 30.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QEA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/50VR15
Rear Tire Order Code QEA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P195/50VR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3323 2387
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.4 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 4000 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code L36 NA
Displacement 3.8L/231 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200 142 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.53 3.76
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Pontiac Firebird Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Salisbury Axle Double Wishbone
 
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