Compare 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix vs 1997 Ford Thunderbird

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix
1997 Ford Thunderbird
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 29 $16,825 $18,389
2-Door Coupe GT 19 30 $17,768 $19,419
4-Door Sedan GT 19 30 $18,591 $20,319
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2-Door Coupe LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe LX 18 26 $16,318 $17,885
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,825
$16,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,389
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$306 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 101.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
196.5 200.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 52.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 113.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 15.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 1.26 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.43 10.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 36.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.75
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QIN T37
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code
QIN T37
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3355 3506
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 12.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5200 145 @ 4000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4000 215 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
L82 994
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.8L/232
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Prix Ford Thunderbird
Body Style
4 Door Sedan SE 2 Door Coupe LX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Independent H-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 30.2
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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