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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

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
2-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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Transmission

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,150 $17,000
2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $16,910 $17,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,812
$16,150
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,675
$17,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$283 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Pontiac G5 has the flash, but not the dash, of a red-blooded sport coupe. The 2009 Scion tC is more sophisticated and feature-rich than its price tag would otherwise indicate.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 50.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 53.2
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 33.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 84.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) 46.3 47.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 35.7 36.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.6 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.5 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 179.8 174.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 12.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.59 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 10.83 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 36.1
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 17.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code N2H NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R16 P215/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code N2H NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R16 P215/45ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2991 2932
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 152 @ 4200 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 5600 161 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.54
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.05
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 4.24
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Pontiac G5 Scion tC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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