Research 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

LS 2dr Coupe LS


Brake Type Power
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.5 x 1.04
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.86 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.2


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525


Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L82
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5200

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 107.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5
Height, Overall (in) 53.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5
Length, Overall (in) 200.7
Liftover Height (in) 26.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Capacity 6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.9


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20


Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.26
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.60
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7


Body Style 2 Door Coupe LS
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Monte Carlo


Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code QNX
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code QNX
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P225/60R16
Front Tire Size P205/70R15
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)


Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.33


EPA Classification Mid-Size

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3320


Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6