Compare 1997 Subaru Impreza Coupe vs 1997 Pontiac Firebird

1997 Subaru Impreza Coupe
1997 Pontiac Firebird
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Coupe 1.8L Manual AWD Brighton
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
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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
$12,818
$15,714
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,795
$17,174
Monthly Payment Estimate
$230 / month
$286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 35.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 195.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 12.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.9
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QEA
Front Tire Size
175/70R14 P215/60R16
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2600-2795 3274
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 690
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5600 200 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
120 @ 4000 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L36
Displacement
1.8L/111 3.8L/231
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Coupe Pontiac Firebird
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 1.18
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

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