Compare 2008 Pontiac G5 vs 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

2008 Pontiac G5
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 25 35 $14,812 $15,675
2-Door Coupe GT 22 32 $18,758 $19,850
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
2-Door Coupe LS 25 37 $14,955 $15,660
4-Door Sedan LS 25 37 $14,955 $15,660
2-Door Coupe LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,719 $16,460
2-Door Coupe LT w/2LT 24 33 $15,719 $16,460
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,719 $16,460
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 24 33 $15,719 $16,460
2-Door Coupe SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
4-Door Sedan SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,812
$14,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,675
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Pontiac G5 has the flash, but not the dash, of a red-blooded sport coupe. The price is right for the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, yet most of its competitors offer a better overall value.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
46.3 46.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.0
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 51.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 87.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 103.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 13.9
Brakes
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
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x - TBD - 12 x 0.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.94 10.7 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 37.4
Steering Type
Power Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N2H RPJ
Front Tire Size
P195/65R16 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
N2H N2H
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R16 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2991 2783
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 5600 155 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4200 150 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
L61 LAP
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.2L/134.3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.02
Trans Order Code
MM5 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Pontiac G5 Chevrolet Cobalt
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Premium Ride
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Premium Ride
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8

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