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Compare 1997 Saturn SL vs 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

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Selected Style SL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL Manual 28 40 $9,535 $10,595
SL1 Manual 28 40 $10,435 $11,595
SL1 Automatic 27 37 $11,191 $12,435
SL2 Manual 27 37 $11,245 $12,495
SL2 Automatic 24 34 $12,001 $13,335
4-Door Sedan SE (CMI)
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
4-Door Sedan SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,535
$13,838
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,595
$14,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$177 / month
$247 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7 50.2
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.0 88.5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 53.8 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.0 56.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 103.4
Liftover Height (in) 26.2 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 56.8 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 176.9 186.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.1 13.4
Brakes
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 7.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.9 x 0.7 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2 15.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 35.3
Steering Type Manual Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 4.0 2.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 24.4 14.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70R14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code N/A QFB
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code N/A QFB
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2321.0 2873
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 14 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 96 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 600
Engine
Fuel System SPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 2400 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code N/A LD9
Displacement 1.9L/116 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 100 @ 5000 150 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas L4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.060 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.810 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Manual Trans, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.250 2.92
Clutch Size (in) 8.27 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.172 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.605 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again w/4th & 5th OD Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.923 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.809 1.57
Trans Order Code N/A MX0
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan SE
Vehicle Name Saturn SL Pontiac Grand Am
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trailing Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 28 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 28 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0 0.87
 
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