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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 46.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 56.0
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 Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R16 P195/60HR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R16 P195/60HR14
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front 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 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
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
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
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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