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Pontiac Sunfire:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Pontiac Sunfire side view
Pontiac Sunfire angular front perspective
Pontiac Sunfire angular rear perspective

Overview of the Pontiac Sunfire

Learn about the Pontiac Sunfire

Pontiac Sunfire Summary

The Pontiac Sunfire is a reliable compact car that was produced from 1995 until 2005. Although the vehicle doesn’t come standard with a wealth of advanced technology, many buyers are pleased with the array of safety features. The Pontiac Sunfire also has a polished interior with an emphasis on quality materials and organic design.

More recent models are available in only a pair of trim options, while earlier vehicles offer different looks. Convertible and coupe body (two doors and fixed roof) styles both enjoy the Pontiac Sunfire’s efficient 2.2 L engine to navigate around town with ease.

Pros and cons of the Pontiac Sunfire

  • High torque four-cylinder engine
  • Racy styling in earlier models
  • Choice of coupe or sedan (convertible ceased production in 2000)
  • Cabin seating can seem uncomfortable
  • Excessive body roll in corners
  • Ceased production in 2005
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Pontiac Sunfire

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual
  • City consumption10.7 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.5 - 7.3 L/100km
  • Width1710 - 1725 mm
  • Length4614 - 4617 mm
  • Trunk space370 - 374 L
  • Cargo space370 - 374 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Pontiac Sunfire

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Pontiac Sunfire 1996 - 2001 is available in 1 trim:

SE trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Pontiac Sunfire

Dimensions of the Pontiac Sunfire

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20001389 mm1725 mm4617 mm
19991389 mm1725 mm4614 mm
19981389 mm1725 mm4614 mm
19971393 mm1710 mm4614 mm
19961392 mm1712 mm4615 mm