Compare 2002 Pontiac Firebird vs 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

2002 Pontiac Firebird
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
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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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2-Door Convertible Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual GL 24 31 $17,947 $19,600
2-Door Convertible Automatic GL 23 29 $18,811 $20,475
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS 24 31 $18,856 $20,600
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS 23 29 $19,720 $21,475
2-Door Convertible Manual GLX 24 31 $20,400 $22,300
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLX 23 29 $21,264 $23,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,345
$17,947
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,050
$19,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 46.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
28.9 31.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2 82
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
35.2 36.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 56.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.1 97.4
Liftover Height (in)
35.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
193.3 160.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 8.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 8.90 x 0.39
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 - 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.17
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.6 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R16 P195/60HR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R16 P195/60HR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3319 2825
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 60
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.94
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Firebird Volkswagen Cabrio
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Salisbury Axle Torsion Beam

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