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The Pontiac G5 is a good-looking front-wheel-drive coupe that delivers satisfying straight-line performance and reasonable fuel economy.

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2008 Pontiac G5 Model Comparison

Base Coupe

General Pricing

Resale Value $15,675.00 $30,210.00 $22,455.00
Destination $660.00 $650.00 $620.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.2L I4 3.5L V6 2.4L I4
Horsepower 148 @ 5600 RPM 217 @ 5800 RPM 173 @ 5800 RPM
Torque 152 @ 4200 RPM 217 @ 4000 RPM 167 @ 4500 RPM
Valves 4 2 4
Displacement (cc) 2189 3510 2384
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.7 3.9 X 3.0 3.5 X 3.9
Compression Ratio 10:1 9.8:1 10.4:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 24 18 19
Highway (mpg) 33 29 25

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2991.7 3818.4 2859.4
Wheelbase (in.) 103.5 112.3 95.1
Length (in.) 179.8 189.1 157.2
Width (in.) 67.5 70.6 71.3
Height (in.) 55.6 56.7 50.1
Track Front (in.) 58.7 60.0 60.7
Track Rear (in.) 58.1 60.9 61.4
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 4 2
Front Headroom (in.) 38.1 38.4 38.5
Rear Headroom (in.) 35.7 36.1 N/A
Front Legroom (in.) 42.0 42.2 42.8
Rear Legroom (in.) 32.2 34.2 N/A
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 53.1 54.0 52.4
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 49.3 44.8 N/A
Front Hip Room (in.) 49.4 52.6 50.6
Rear Hip Room (in.) 46.3 45.8 N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 86.0 90.1 50.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut strut wishbone
Rear Suspension torsion multi-link wishbone
Tires 195/60R15 225/50R18 245/45R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. N/A

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive front wheel drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A Std. N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio satellite satellite satellite
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes N/A Yes
CD Changer N/A Yes N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A Std. N/A
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A Yes N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. N/A

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A Std. N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A Yes Yes

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. N/A

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