Compare 2009 Pontiac G5 vs 2009 Scion tC

2009 Pontiac G5
2009 Scion tC
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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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2-Door HB Manual
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
$16,215
$16,150
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,980
$17,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$283 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.8
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 2009 Scion tC is more sophisticated and feature-rich than its price tag would otherwise indicate.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
46.3 47.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 50.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 84.7
Exterior Dimensions
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)
5.4 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 174.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 12.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 14.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 36.1
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P215/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RPJ NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P215/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
RPJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2752 2932
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6100 161 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4900 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LAP NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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)
3.63 4.24
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac G5 Scion tC
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 6

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