Compare 1997 Saturn SC 2dr vs 1997 Pontiac Firebird

1997 Saturn SC 2dr
1997 Pontiac Firebird
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SC1 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SC1 Manual 28 40 $11,245 $12,495
SC1 Automatic 27 37 $12,001 $13,335
SC2 Manual 27 37 $12,325 $13,695
SC2 Automatic 24 34 $13,081 $14,535
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2-Door Coupe Firebird
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 195.5
Height, Overall (in)
52.2 52.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 12.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 15.5
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.3 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 40.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A QEA
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R14 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
N/A QEA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2309.1 3274
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 690
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
96 105
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 19
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn SC 2dr Pontiac Firebird
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Salisbury Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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