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GE 1997 Pontiac Sunfire

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Pontiac Sunfire specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Pontiac Sunfire warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$12,059$12,199$13,719
    Invoice *$11,154$11,284$12,690
    EngineStandard:2.2L I-4 120 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpmAvailable:2.4L I-4 150 HP 155 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpmStandard:2.2L I-4 120 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpmAvailable:2.4L I-4 150 HP 155 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm2.4L I-4 150 HP 155 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD3-spd autoStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD3-spd autoStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City23.0 mpg23.0 mpg23.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy34.0 mpg34.0 mpg32.8 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    EngineStandard:2.2L I-4 120 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpmAvailable:2.4L I-4 150 HP 155 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpmStandard:2.2L I-4 120 HP 130 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpmAvailable:2.4L I-4 150 HP 155 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm2.4L I-4 150 HP 155 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD3-spd autoStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD3-spd autoStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator105 amp105 amp105 amp
    Battery525 amp with run down protection525 amp with run down protection525 amp with run down protection
    Axle Ratio3.943.583.94
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank15.0 gal.15.0 gal.15.0 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Ridetouringtouringsport
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Anti-Roll BarN/AN/Arear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels14.0 " steel14.0 " steel16.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresStandard:P195/70SR14.0BSW ASAvailable:P195/65TR14.0BSW ASStandard:P195/70SR14.0BSW ASAvailable:P195/65TR14.0BSW ASP205/55SR16.0BSW performance AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat TypeStandard:bucketAvailable:sportStandard:bucketAvailable:sportStandard:bucketAvailable:sport
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Easy Entryrear seat easy entryN/Arear seat easy entry
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seatsfull benchfull benchfull bench
    Rear Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Seat TrimStandard:clothAvailable:premium clothvinylStandard:clothAvailable:premium clothvinylStandard:clothAvailable:premium clothvinyl
    Door Trimcloth w/carpet lowercloth w/carpet lowercloth w/carpet lower
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor Matscarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rear
    Gear Shift Knob TrimAvailable:leatherAvailable:leatherAvailable:leather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofAvailable:powerN/AAvailable:power
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading LightsAvailable:frontAvailable:frontAvailable:front
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Overhead ConsoleAvailable:full with storageAvailable:full with storageAvailable:full with storage
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Seatback StorageAvailable:2Available:2Available:2
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Cargo NetAvailable:cargo netAvailable:cargo netAvailable:cargo net
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualAvailable:manualAvailable:manual
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsAvailable:radio steering wheel controlsAvailable:radio steering wheel controlsAvailable:radio steering wheel controls
    CDAvailable:singleAvailable:singleAvailable:single
    Speakers444
    Antennafixedfixedfixed
    Cruise ControlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise control
    Door LocksStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseAvailable:mechanicalAvailable:mechanicalAvailable:mechanical
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/Arear child safety door locksN/A
    Power Outlets111
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering WheelStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sportStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sporttilt sport
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leatherAvailable:leatherAvailable:leather
    Front WindowsStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Rear WindowsfixedStandard:manualAvailable:powerfixed
    1-Touch OpenAvailable:driverAvailable:driverAvailable:driver
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield WipersStandard:fixed intervalAvailable:variable intermittentStandard:fixed intervalAvailable:variable intermittentStandard:fixed intervalAvailable:variable intermittent
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors4 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume12.4 cu.ft.13.1 cu.ft.12.4 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length181.9 "181.7 "181.9 "
    Exterior Width68.4 "67.9 "68.4 "
    Exterior Height53.2 "54.9 "53.2 "
    Wheelbase104 "104 "104 "
    Front Tread65 "65 "65 "
    Rear Tread57 "57 "57 "
    Turning Radius17.8 '17.8 '17.8 '
    Curb Weight2,604 lbs.2,649 lbs.2,604 lbs.
    Max Trailer WeightN/AN/A1,000 lbs.
    Front Legroom42.1 "42.1 "42.1 "
    Rear Legroom32.6 "34.3 "32.6 "
    Front Headroom37.6 "38.9 "37.6 "
    Rear Headroom36.6 "37.2 "36.6 "
    Front Hiproom48.7 "50.9 "48.7 "
    Rear Hiproom50.9 "51.1 "50.9 "
    Front Shoulder Room54.1 "54.6 "54.1 "
    Rear Shoulder Room54.8 "53.9 "54.8 "
    Passenger Volume100 cu.ft.92 cu.ft.100 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume12.4 cu.ft.13.1 cu.ft.12.4 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear SpoilerAvailable:wingN/Awing
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredN/A
    Bodyside CladdingN/AN/Abody-colored
    Rocker Panel ExtensionsN/AN/Arocker panel extensions
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior MirrorsStandard:manual remote driver, manual passengerAvailable:dual power remoteStandard:manual remote driver, manual passengerAvailable:dual power remoteStandard:manual remote driver, manual passengerAvailable:dual power remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/100,00072/100,00072/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Accessories Months/Miles96/80,00096/80,00096/80,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 Pontiac Sunfire safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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