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1997 Pontiac Bonneville (continued)


For those used to compact imports, the Bonneville may seem bulky, but don't let its size fool you. This Pontiac sedan is quick, nimble, stylish and, yes, quite roomy.

And while it may be big on the outside, Bonneville is a relatively compact package in terms of the dent it will make on your wallet. Sure, you can load up on options, or order the fully-equipped SSEi, but the base SE will meet the needs of most buyers.

The Bonneville, whichever model, should rank high on the shopping list of those who want room without sacrificing performance.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:N/A
Safety equipment (standard):Dual airbags, ABS
Safety equipment (optional):N/A
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Flint, Michigan

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):SSEi
Standard equipment:(SSE) PASS key vehicle security system, power windows, mirrors, door locks and seats, steering wheel radio controls
Options as tested (MSRP):SSEi package, CD player, leather bucket seats, head-up display, sunroof
Destination charge:N/A
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $32,991
Engine:3.8-liter V6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):205 @ 5200
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):230 @ 4000
Transmission:4-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:18/28 mpg
Wheelbase:110.8 in.
Length/width/height:201.2/74.5/55.7 in.
Track, f/r:60.4/60.3 in.
Turning circle:40.5 ft.
Seating capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:39.2/57.2/42.6 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:38.3/57.1/38.0 in.
Cargo volume:18.0 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:1000 Lbs.
Suspension, f:Independent
Suspension, r:Independent
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weight:3446 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:disc/drum
Fuel capacity:18.0 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of March 15, 1997.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-762-2737 -

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