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Here's how the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier and the 1998 Pontiac Firebird measure up.
$11,710
Starting MSRP
2dr Cpe Firebird
$18,015
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
2-door 2-door -
Seats
5 4 -
Engine

115.0-hp, 2.2-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

200.0-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
180.7" length, 53.0" height 193.8" length, 52.7" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Taupe

Graphite

Pewter Gray

Light Gray

Taupe

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Transmissions

Transmissions

3-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
14 x 4 in 16 x 4 in -
Rear Wheel Size
14 x 6 in 16 x 7.5 in -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel N/A -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum -
Front Wheel Size
14 x 6 in 16 x 7.5 in -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 105 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 690 -

Engine

Displacement
2.2L/133 3.8L/231 -
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas V6 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 3600 225 @ 4000 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5000 200 @ 5200 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
360.00 mi 294.50 mi -
Cruising Range - Hwy
510.00 mi 465.00 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG 19 MPG -
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG 30 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Axle Salisbury Axle -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
- 11.9 x 1.02 in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Brake Type
Power Power -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.2 x 0.79 in 11.8 x 1.27 in -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.0 gal 15.5 gal -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A 42.5 ft -
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.67 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.6 ft 41.9 ft -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P215/60R16 -
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T135/60R16 -
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P215/60R16 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- 1000 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- 100 lbs -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2584 lbs 3340 lbs -

Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.7 in 74.5 in -
Second Shoulder Room
54.9 in 55.8 in -
Passenger Volume
87.2 ft³ 84.0 ft³ -
Front Leg Room
41.9 in 43.0 in -
Wheelbase
104.1 in 101.1 in -
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³ 12.9 ft³ -
Second Hip Room
49.5 in 44.4 in -
Front Shoulder Room
53.9 in 57.4 in -
Front Hip Room
50.0 in 52.8 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in 4.0 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 4 -
Track Width, Front
57.6 in 60.7 in -
Second Head Room
36.6 in 35.3 in -
Track Width, Rear
56.4 in 60.6 in -
Length, Overall
180.7 in 193.4 in -
Liftover Height
26.1 in 35.1 in -
Second Leg Room
32.7 in 28.9 in -
Height, Overall
53.0 in 52.0 in -
Front Head Room
37.6 in 37.2 in -

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