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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 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
2-Door Coupe Standard
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,142 $17,475
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $16,687 $18,080
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,691 $19,195
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,115 $23,000
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 18 26 $21,313 $23,220
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 18 26 $22,366 $24,390
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,442 $25,585
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 18 26 $25,142 $27,475
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 18 26 $26,195 $28,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,345
$16,142
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,050
$17,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$291 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 28.9 29.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.2 83.0
Second Hip Room (in) 45.9 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 35.2 35.5
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 51.2 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 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 193.3 183.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 10.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 10.5 x .55
Brake Type Power Pwr
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 - 10.8 x 1.02
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 15.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.6 37.1
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 15.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55R16 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55R16 P225/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3319 3066
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 12.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 4000 225 @ 2800
Engine Order Code L36 NA
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.8L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200 193 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
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 - - TBD -
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.27
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Pontiac Firebird Ford Mustang
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30.1
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Salisbury Axle Four-bar link
 
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