Compare 2008 Dodge Challenger vs 2009 Pontiac G8

2008 Dodge Challenger
2009 Pontiac G8
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2-Door Coupe SRT8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SRT8 13 18 $34,803 $37,320
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 25 $26,978 $28,250
4-Door Sedan GT 15 24 $30,326 $31,755
4-Door Sedan GXP 13 20 $35,917 $37,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,803
$26,978
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,320
$28,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$622 / month
$471 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
One look at the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 makes you want to stomp on the throttle and light up its big fat radials. The G8 gives Pontiac real sport-sedan credentials and hits the mark with only minor faults.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize sedan Large Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.9 107.0
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 59.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 59.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.7 196.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 114.8
Liftover Height (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 74.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 17.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.17 x 1.26 11.73 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.78 x 1.02 11.89 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TR9 R1L
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR20 P245/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TR9 R1L
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45ZR20 P245/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4140 3885
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
425 @ 6200 256 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 4800 248 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
ESF LY7
Displacement
6.1L/370 3.6L/217
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/Autostick NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.21
Trans Order Code
DGJ M82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.60
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Challenger Pontiac G8
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
SLA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Performance
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
five-link 4-link independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Performance
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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