Compare 2009 Pontiac G5 vs 2004 Honda Civic Classic

2009 Pontiac G5
2004 Honda Civic Classic
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2-Door Coupe
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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Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT w/Side Airbags GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX 32 38 $11,897 $13,010
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags DX 32 38 $12,125 $13,260
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual VP 32 38 $12,262 $13,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags VP 32 38 $12,490 $13,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual HX 36 44 $12,536 $13,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags HX 36 44 $12,764 $13,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic VP 29 38 $12,992 $14,210
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic VP 29 38 $13,174 $14,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,220 $14,460
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,402 $14,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT HX 35 40 $13,448 $14,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT w/Side Airbags HX 35 40 $13,676 $14,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual LX 32 38 $13,858 $15,160
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 38 $14,041 $15,360
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,087 $15,410
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,269 $15,610
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic LX 29 38 $14,588 $15,960
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $14,771 $16,160
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,816 $16,210
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,999 $16,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 32 37 $15,409 $16,860
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $15,637 $17,110
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 32 37 $15,774 $17,260
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $16,002 $17,510
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 30 38 $16,139 $17,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,367 $17,910
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 30 38 $16,504 $18,060
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,732 $18,310
Classic 3-Door HB Manual Si 26 31 $17,425 $19,070
Classic 3-Door HB Manual w/Side Airbags Si 26 31 $17,653 $19,320
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual 46 51 $17,954 $19,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual AT-PZEV 45 51 $18,091 $19,800
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT 48 47 $18,866 $20,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV 47 48 $19,003 $20,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,215
$11,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,980
$13,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 51.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 91.4
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
46.3 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 52.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 52.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 57.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 12.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x - TBD - 7.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.94 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P185/70SR14
Rear Tire Order Code
RPJ NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P185/70SR14
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RPJ NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2752 2449
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 5.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4900 110 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LAP NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 1.7L/102
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6100 115 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 32
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.24
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.87
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac G5 Honda Civic
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
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 - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Double wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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