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 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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.5 101.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
196.5 200.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 15.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.1
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
QIN T37
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3355 3506
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 12.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 4000 215 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
L82 994
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.8L/232
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5200 145 @ 4000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan SE 2 Door Coupe LX
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Prix Ford Thunderbird
Suspension
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
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

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