Engine And TransmissionThe SE has a 2.2-liter, four-cylinder-inline, sequential fuel-injection engine producing 140 horsepower and 145 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 revolutions per minute (rpm). The alternator is 105 amp and the battery is 550 amp with rundown protection. The standard transmission is a five-speed manual transmission with overdrive, but there was also an option of a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.
Suspension And BrakesThe front suspension of the SE is a MacPherson strut with coil springs and front anti-roll bar. The rear suspension is a multilink type with coil springs and rear anti-roll bar. The suspension is adjusted for a touring ride.
The front brakes are vented discs with a diameter and thickness of 10.9 by 1.02 inches, and in the rear there are drum brakes of 7.9-inch diameter. All brakes have anti-lock braking system functionality. The steering is power rack-and-pinion and the car has a turning radius of 18.8 feet. The wheels are 15-inch steel wheels, unlike the alloys of the pricier 1993 Grand Am trims.
DimensionsThe SE is 186.3 inches long, 70.4 inches wide and 55.1 inches high. It has a wheelbase of 107 inches and an interior cargo volume of 14.6 cubic feet.
In the four-door sedan front seats there are 52.6 inches of hip room, 38.3 inches of headroom, 53.6 inches of shoulder room and 42.1 inches of legroom. In the rear seats there are 52.4 inches of hip room, 52.8 inches of shoulder room, 37.6 inches of headroom and 35.5 inches of legroom. The sedan weighs 3,116 pounds.
In the two-door coupe front seats you'll find 52.4 inches of hip room, 38.3 inches of headroom, 53.7 inches of shoulder room and 42.1 inches of legroom. In the rear seats there are 49.3 inches of hip room, 55 inches of shoulder room, 37.2 inches of headroom and 35.5 inches of legroom. The coupe weighs 3,066 pounds.