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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.8L V6
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Engine

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.8L V6 18 27 $30,243 $32,250
4-Door Sedan 4.6L V8 17 25 $34,521 $37,250
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Trim

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
$30,243
$26,978
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,250
$28,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$538 / month
$471 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Hyundai Genesis is an extremely plush, comfortable luxury sedan, with a dash of sporty character; it costs less, but lacks the prestige of luxury-brand rivals. The G8 gives Pontiac real sport-sedan credentials and hits the mark with only minor faults.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large car Large Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 109.4 107.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 59.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 56.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 39.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 195.9 196.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 63.3
Wheelbase (in) 115.6 114.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.4 74.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 17.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 11.89 x - TBD -
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 - TBD - 11.73 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.3 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 37.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.93 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA R1L
Front Tire Size P225/55R17 P245/45R18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA R1L
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R17 P245/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3748 3885
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.8 10.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6200 256 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 264 @ 4500 248 @ 2100
Engine Order Code - TBD - LY7
Displacement 3.8L/232 3.6L/217
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again Shiftronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.21
Trans Order Code - TBD - M82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.59 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.42
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.60
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Genesis Pontiac G8
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-link Performance
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - TBD - 4-link independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-link Performance
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - TBD - MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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