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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE
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Body Style

Trim

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
2-Door Coupe LX
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.5 101.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 30.9 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 73.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.75
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P215/70R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3355 3506
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
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
Displacement 3.1L/191 3.8L/232
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Grand Prix Ford Thunderbird
Body Style 4 Door Sedan SE 2 Door Coupe LX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.68 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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
 
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