Pontiac
Sunfire
1996
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1996 Pontiac Sunfire Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1996 Pontiac Sunfire specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Pontiac Sunfire warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$11,704
Invoice *
$10,826
Engine
2.2L I-4 120 HP 130.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 2.4L I-4 150 HP 155.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 3-spd auto / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
25.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
37.0 mpg
Engine
2.2L I-4 120 HP 130.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 2.4L I-4 150 HP 155.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,400 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 3-spd auto / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
109 amp
Battery
66 amp
Axle Ratio
3.58 / 3.18 / 3.91 / 3.94
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
15.2 gal.
Drive Type
front-wheel
Front Springs
strut
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Front Tires
P195/70PR14.0BSW AS / P195/65PR14.0BSW touring
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Rear Seats
40-60
Seat Trim
cloth
Floor Mats
rubber front & rear
Sunroof
power
Auxiliary Visors
dual
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
radio steering wheel controls
CD
single
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (front doors)
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Front Windows
power
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Length
181.9 "
Exterior Width
67.4 "
Exterior Height
53.2 "
Wheelbase
104 "
Curb Weight
2,679 lbs.
Rear Spoiler
lip
Bodyside Moldings
body-colored
Rocker Panel Extensions
rocker panel extensions
Exterior Mirrors
manual remote driver / dual power remote

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1996 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.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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