Pontiac
SSE
1998
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1998 Pontiac SSE Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1998 Pontiac SSE specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Pontiac SSE warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$29,545
Invoice *
$27,033
Engine
3.8L V-6 205 HP 230.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 3.8L V-6 240 HP 280.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,600 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
19.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
28.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
3.8L V-6 205 HP 230.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 3.8L V-6 240 HP 280.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,600 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
124 amp
Battery
690 amp with run down protection
Axle Ratio
3.06
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded / premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
18.0 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
Drive Type
front-wheel
Traction Control
ABS & driveline

Steering and Suspension

Ride
sport
Ride Control
driver controlled
Auto-Levelling Suspension
rear
Front Suspension
strut
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Rear Suspension
independent strut
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
16.0 " silver aluminum
Front Tires
P225/60SR16.0BSW AS / P225/60HR16.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel

Seating and Interior

Seating Capacity
5
Front Seat Type
45-45 bucket
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way (4-way power) / (8-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
8-way (4-way power) / (8-way power)
Rear Seats
bench
Rear Headrests
fixed
Rear Armrests
center with pass-thru
Seat Trim
leather
Door Trim
leatherette
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear

Comfort and Conveniences

Sunroof
power
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated
Auxiliary Visors
dual
Rearview Mirror
auto-dimming day-night
Glove Box
locking
Dome Light
fade
Reading Lights
front & rear
Floor Console
full
Overhead Console
mini
Cup Holder
front and rear
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Trunk Lid Trim
carpet
Cargo Net
cargo net
Cargo Light
cargo light
Climate Control
automatic air conditioning
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
radio steering wheel controls
CD
single
Speakers
8 brand
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
power retractable
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
keyfob
Remote Fuel Flap Release
power
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
rear child safety door locks
Power Outlets
2
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest
Retained Accessory Power
retained accessory power
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Heads Up Display
head-up display
Compass
compass
Exterior Temperature
exterior temperature
Systems Monitor
systems monitor
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
tilt
Steering Wheel Material
leather
Front Windows
power
Rear Windows
power
1-Touch Open Window
driver
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Ignition Disable
immobilizer
Panic Alarm
panic alarm
Security System
security system

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
18.0 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
202.1 "
Exterior Width
74.5 "
Exterior Height
55.7 "
Wheelbase
111 "
Front Tread
61 "
Rear Tread
61 "
Turning Radius
20.8 '
Curb Weight
3,446 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
1,000 lbs.
Front Legroom
42.6 "
Rear Legroom
38.0 "
Front Headroom
39.2 "
Rear Headroom
38.3 "
Front Hiproom
57.2 "
Rear Hiproom
57.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
59.4 "
Passenger Volume
111 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume
18.0 cu.ft.

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler
wing
Bumpers
body-colored
Bodyside Moldings
body-colored
Bodyside Cladding
body-colored
Rocker Panel Extensions
rocker panel extensions
Grille Moldings
body-colored
Paint
monotone with badging
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote heated
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
72/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000
Accessories Months/Miles
96/80,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1998 Pontiac SSE 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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