1997 Pontiac Firebird Firebird specs & colors

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Light Gray




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  • pwr door locks/windows/mirrors
  • speed control
  • elect rear window defogger



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  • base vehicle


EPA Classification Sub-Compact

Front Wheel Size 16 x 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 16 x 7.5 in
Spare Wheel Size 15 x 4 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material N/A

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

Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 4000

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

Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again Not Available
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.53
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23

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

Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.7 x 1.26 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness Not Available in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

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

Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.67
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 40.6 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall 42.5 ft

Front Tire Size P215/60R16
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 100 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs

Base Curb Weight 3274 lbs

Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Volume 84.0 ft³
Front Head Room 37.2 in
Front Leg Room 43.0 in
Front Shoulder Room 57.4 in
Front Hip Room 52.8 in
Second Head Room 35.3 in
Second Leg Room 28.9 in
Second Shoulder Room 55.8 in
Second Hip Room 44.4 in
Wheelbase 101.1 in
Length, Overall 195.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 74.5 in
Height, Overall 52.0 in
Track Width, Front 60.7 in
Track Width, Rear 60.6 in
Min Ground Clearance 4.0 in
Liftover Height 35.1 in
Trunk Volume 12.9 ft³

Energy-absorbing steering column Standard
Passenger-guard mini-wedge door locks Standard
Dual covered visor vanity mirrors Standard
Side window defoggers Standard
Dual sport mirrors (LH remote/RH manual) Standard
Air conditioning Standard
16" bright silver 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels Standard
Waterborne base-coat/2-component clearcoat finish paint Standard
Rear decklid spoiler w/integrated center high-mount stop lamp Standard
City 19/hwy 30 (3.8L engine/5-speed manual trans) Standard
Instrumentation-inc: electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, odometer, coolant temp, oil pressure, voltmeter, trip odometer Standard
3.23 rear axle ratio Standard
Daytime running lamps Standard
3.8L (231) SFI V6 3800 Series II engine Standard
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) Standard
Extensive anti-corrosion protection Standard
Carpeted front floor mats Standard
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) Standard
Full-length front console w/cupholders, storage box, aux pwr outlet Standard
Composite body panels-inc: doors, fenders, fascias, rear decklid spoiler, roof Standard
5-mph bumpers Standard
Stainless steel exhaust system Standard
Front/rear stabilizer bars Standard
5-speed manual transmission w/OD Standard
4-speaker coaxial sound system Standard
City 19/hwy 29 (3.8L engine/4-speed auto trans) Standard
Ride & handling suspension Standard
Body-color body-side moldings Standard
Concealed quartz halogen headlamps Standard
Side door guard beams Standard
Remote hatch release Standard
Solar-Ray tinted glass Standard
GM computer command control Standard
Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes Standard
Controlled-cycle windshield wipers Standard
Salisbury axle rear suspension w/torque arm, trailing arm, track bar Standard
Driver & front passenger airbags Standard
Compact spare tire Standard
Black fixed mast antenna Standard
Reclining Cartegena cloth front bucket seats Standard
Ashtray w/light Standard
4-way manual adjustable driver seat Standard
Day/night rearview mirror w/reading lamps Standard
Passive lap/shoulder front safety belts Standard
Low oil level monitor & warning Standard
15.5 gallon fuel tank Standard
690-CCA Delco Freedom II battery Standard
Rear floor mats Standard
ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette, graphic equalizer-inc: auto-reverse, search & replay, seek-up/down, theft lock, digital clock, remote CD pre-wiring Standard
Rear wheel drive Standard
Extensive acoustical insulation Standard
Folding rear seat Standard
Dome lamp Standard
105-amp alternator Standard
Active lap/shoulder rear safety belts Standard
4-spoke tilt steering wheel Standard
Laminated safety-glass windshield Standard
Short/long arm front suspension w/monotube gas-charged shocks Standard
Body-color soft fascia-type bumpers Standard
Pass-Key II theft-deterrent system Standard
1-piece multi-color taillamp lens Standard
Daytime running lamps Standard
Pwr rack & pinion steering Standard
Lockable glovebox w/light Standard
P215/60R16 touring SBR BSW tires Standard

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