Compare 2009 Pontiac G3 vs 2008 Toyota Yaris

2009 Pontiac G3
2008 Toyota Yaris
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 27 34 $13,689 $14,335
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3-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Manual 29 36 $10,856 $11,550
4-Door Sedan Manual 29 36 $11,679 $12,425
3-Door HB Automatic 29 35 $11,702 $12,450
4-Door Sedan Automatic 29 35 $12,360 $13,150
3-Door HB Manual S 29 36 $12,431 $13,225
4-Door Sedan Manual S 29 36 $13,089 $13,925
3-Door HB Automatic S 29 35 $13,277 $14,125
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 29 35 $13,770 $14,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,689
$10,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,335
$11,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$239 / month
$193 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Pontiac G3 is an example of the model proliferation that hurt GM for decades. It's a decent but not terrific subcompact. The 2008 Toyota Yaris is one of the cheapest, and cheapest to run, of all new vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 50.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 84.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 33.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 51.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.1 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
155 150.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 60.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.5 57.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 96.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
42.0 25.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
7.1 9.32
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12 11.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 30.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/60R14 P175/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
QUK NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60R14 P175/65R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QUK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2546 2295
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 NA
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6400 106 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cylinder Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 3800 103 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LXV NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.90
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac G3 Toyota Yaris
Body Style
5 Door Hatchback 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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