Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2009 Pontiac G5 vs 2008 Ford Focus

2009 Pontiac G5 Change
2008 Ford Focus Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
Switch Style

Body Style

Trim

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
2-Door Coupe S
Switch Style

Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,215
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,980
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$240 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
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 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 50.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 93.3
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 46.3 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 35.7 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 179.8 175.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.6 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.5 102.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9 13.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 10.9 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 Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 13.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 34.2
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code RPJ NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code RPJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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 2588
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6100 140 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4900 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LAP 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 2.14
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac G5 Ford Focus
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-Independent Control blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 -
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.