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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 25 37 $16,215 $16,980
2-Door Coupe GT 23 32 $19,367 $20,280
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 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
2-Door Coupe SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
4-Door Sedan LS 25 37 $14,955 $15,660
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,719 $16,460
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 24 33 $15,719 $16,460
4-Door Sedan SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
2-Door Coupe Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,215
$14,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,980
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$250 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Pontiac G5 looks good from a distance and is cheap and frugal, but it lacks nearly all the other elements of a practical or enjoyable car. 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
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 49.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 83
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 32.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 46.3 46.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 53.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 35.7 35.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 49.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 179.8 180.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.6 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 13.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 13
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 37.4
Steering Type Power Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code RPJ N2H
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code RPJ N2H
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2752 2721
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4900 150 @ 4900
Engine Order Code LAP LAP
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.2L/134.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6100 155 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System MFI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.35
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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) 3.63 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac G5 Chevrolet Cobalt
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 8
 
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