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

Overview

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

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

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

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

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Light Gray

Taupe

Taupe

Graphite

Pewter Gray

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

3-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact -

Wheels

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

Electrical

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

Engine

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

Mileage

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

Suspension

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

Brakes

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

Fuel Tank

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

Steering

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

Tires

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

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3340 lbs 2584 lbs -

Dimensions

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

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