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Selected Style Coupe Brighton 1.8L Manual AWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 1.8L Manual AWD Brighton 24 30 $12,818 $13,795
Coupe 2.2L Automatic AWD Brighton 23 30 $13,734 $14,795
Coupe 2.2L Manual AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
Coupe 2.2L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
2-Door Coupe Firebird
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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
$12,818
$15,714
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,795
$17,174
Monthly Payment Estimate
$230 / month
$286 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) 51.8 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 32.5 28.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.4 84.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 35.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 52.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 99.2 101.1
Liftover Height (in) NA 35.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 195.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 12.9
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) 9 x 1.38 9.5 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.94 10.7 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 40.6
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA QEA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 175/70R14 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QEA
Front Tire Size 175/70R14 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2600-2795 3274
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 690
Engine
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 120 @ 4000 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L36
Displacement 1.8L/111 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5600 200 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.75
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.19
Trans Order Code NA MM5
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Coupe Pontiac Firebird
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Salisbury Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 36
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 1.18
 
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