Compare 2009 Dodge Charger vs 2009 Pontiac G8

2009 Dodge Charger
2009 Pontiac G8
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4-Door Sedan RWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD SE 18 26 $23,235 $24,835
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 17 25 $24,705 $26,450
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 17 23 $27,744 $29,790
4-Door Sedan RWD R/T 16 25 $29,901 $32,160
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 16 23 $31,812 $34,260
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 13 19 $36,098 $38,970
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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
$23,235
$26,978
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,835
$28,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$471 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though it’s no longer fresh meat, the 2009 Dodge Charger sedan retains its stylish appeal for muscle-car enthusiasts—and the performance to match. The G8 gives Pontiac real sport-sedan credentials and hits the mark with only minor faults.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 107.0
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 59.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 59.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 114.8
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.1 196.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 17.5
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 11.73 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 11.89 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 R1L
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 R1L
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3612 3885
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 248 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
EER LY7
Displacement
2.7L/167 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 256 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.60
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.21
Trans Order Code
DGV M82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Pontiac G8
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Performance
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Performance
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 4-link independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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