Research 1997 Pontiac Grand Am specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

SE 2dr Coupe SE


Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Power
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.4

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.1
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600


SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 5200
Engine Order Code L82
Engine Order Code LD9
Engine Type Gas V6
Engine Type Gas L4
Displacement 3.1L/191
Displacement 2.4L/146
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in) 55.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.6
Length, Overall (in) 186.9
Liftover Height (in) 30.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3
Height, Overall (in) 53.5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in) 33.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5
Second Hip Room (in) 50.4
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.5
Front Hip Room (in) 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.8


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Type Variable Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.2


Vehicle Name Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style 2 Door Coupe SE


Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arms
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Rear Tire Size P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code QPD
Front Tire Order Code QMS
Front Tire Order Code QFB
Rear Tire Order Code QPD
Rear Tire Order Code QMS
Rear Tire Order Code QFB
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P195/65R15
Front Tire Size P205/55R16
Front Tire Size P195/70R14
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14


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


Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.73
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.93
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code MM5
Trans Order Code MX0
Clutch Size (in) 8.86
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.39
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00


EPA Classification Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2830


Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4