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Selected Style SC1 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SC2 Manual 27 37 $12,325 $13,695
SC2 Automatic 24 34 $13,081 $14,535
SC1 Manual 28 40 $11,245 $12,495
SC1 Automatic 27 37 $12,001 $13,335
2-Door Coupe Firebird
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 30 $15,714 $17,174
2-Door Coupe Formula 17 25 $18,962 $20,724
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 17 25 $20,938 $22,884
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $21,121 $23,084
2-Door Convertible Formula 17 25 $24,269 $26,524
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 17 25 $26,026 $28,444
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,245
$15,714
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,495
$17,174
Monthly Payment Estimate
$208 / month
$286 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.7 35.3
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 31.0 28.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.1 84.0
Second Hip Room (in) 49.0 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 180.0 195.5
Height, Overall (in) 52.2 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.0 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 101.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 35.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.3 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 56.8 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 12.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.2 9.5 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.9 x 0.7 10.7 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2 15.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.3 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 40.6
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 42.5
Tires
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T115/70R14 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code N/A QEA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A QEA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2309.1 3274
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 96 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 690
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System SPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 2400 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code N/A L36
Displacement 1.9L/116 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 100 @ 5000 200 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 19
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.923 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.809 2.19
Trans Order Code N/A MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.060 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.811 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Trans, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.250 3.75
Clutch Size (in) 8.27 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.172 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.605 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again w/4th & 5th OD NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Saturn SC 2dr Pontiac Firebird
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.07 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Salisbury Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 28 36
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 28 46
 
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