Compare 2002 Pontiac Firebird vs 2002 Acura RSX

2002 Pontiac Firebird
2002 Acura RSX
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2-Door Coupe Firebird
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 31 $18,345 $20,050
2-Door Coupe Formula 18 26 $23,785 $25,995
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $24,672 $26,965
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 18 26 $25,642 $28,025
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 18 26 $29,366 $32,095
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3-Door Sport Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual 27 33 $18,192 $19,950
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic 24 33 $19,011 $20,850
3-Door Sport Coupe Manual w/Leather 27 33 $19,102 $20,950
3-Door Sport Coupe Automatic w/Leather 24 33 $19,922 $21,850
3-Door Sport Coupe Type S 24 31 $21,124 $23,170
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,345
$18,192
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,050
$19,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
28.9 29.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2 79.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 52.6
Second Head Room (in)
35.2 30.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 51.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
35.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
193.3 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.1 101.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 17.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.82
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.6 38.1
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3319 2694
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16" x 6.5"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 110
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 160 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 141 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.212
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.738
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.880
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.389
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.921
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.267
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Firebird Acura RSX
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Control Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 0.90
Suspension Type - Rear
Salisbury Axle Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut

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