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Compare 2009 Pontiac G6 vs 2008 Nissan Altima

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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan w/1SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe GT w/1SA 17 26 $22,755 $24,080
2-Door Coupe GXP w/1SA 17 26 $26,913 $28,480
2-Door Convertible GT w/1SA 17 26 $30,117 $31,870
4-Door Sedan w/1SA 22 30 $19,363 $20,490
4-Door Sedan GT w/1SA 17 26 $22,850 $24,180
4-Door Sedan GXP w/1SA 17 26 $27,008 $28,580
2-Door Coupe w/1SB 22 30 $20,997 $22,220
2-Door Coupe GT w/1SB 17 26 $23,256 $24,610
2-Door Coupe GXP w/1SB 17 26 $27,367 $28,960
2-Door Convertible GT w/1SB 17 26 $30,523 $32,300
4-Door Sedan w/1SB 22 30 $20,000 $21,165
4-Door Sedan GT w/1SB 17 26 $23,350 $24,710
4-Door Sedan GXP w/1SB 17 26 $27,461 $29,060
4-Door Sedan w/1SV 22 30 $18,889 $19,275
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,889
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,275
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$321 / month
$310 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Pontiac G6 models have appealing styling inside and out, but they fail to wow in most other respects. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 44.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 56.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 110.1 100.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 55.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 36.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 112.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 189.0 189.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 36.1
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3305 3112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 156 @ 5000 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code LE5 QR25
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 164 @ 6400 175 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.50
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.39
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.95
Trans Order Code MN5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.81
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac G6 Nissan Altima
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.7 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.8 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
 
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