1997 Pontiac Firebird 2-Door Coupe Firebird Specs

2-Door Coupe Firebird
MSRP based on 2-Door Coupe Firebird

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 19 mpg City/30 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V6, 3.8L
EPA Class Sub-Compact
Style Name 2dr Cpe Firebird
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Doors 2
Body Style 2dr Car
Transmission 5-speed manual transmission w/OD


EPA Classification Sub-Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3274
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4
Second Hip Room (in) 44.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 28.9
Passenger Capacity 4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5
Liftover Height (in) 35.1
Wheelbase (in) 101.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6
Height, Overall (in) 52.0
Length, Overall (in) 195.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.5
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30

Performance Specs

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200
Displacement 3.8L/231
Engine Order Code L36
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 4000
Fuel System SFI
Engine Type Gas V6
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.53
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23
Trans Order Code MM5
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 1.26
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.5 x 2.0
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.67
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code QEA
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15
Front Tire Size P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code QEA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Salisbury Axle

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front No
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Traction Control No
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No


Basic Miles/km 36,000
Basic Note NO Deductible Courtesy transportation during warranty covered repairs
Basic Years 3
Corrosion Miles/km 100,000
Corrosion Years 6
Drivetrain Miles/km 80,000
Drivetrain Years 8

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 690
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100