Compare 2009 Scion tC vs 2009 Pontiac G5

2009 Scion tC
2009 Pontiac G5
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,150
$16,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,000
$16,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$283 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Scion tC is more sophisticated and feature-rich than its price tag would otherwise indicate. 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
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.3 46.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 35.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.0 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 49.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 83.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
174.0 179.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 13.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.59 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.1 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.83 x - TBD - 10.7 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RPJ
Front Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA RPJ
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2932 2752
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 150 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LAP
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
161 @ 6000 155 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 37
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.35
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Hatchback 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Scion tC Pontiac G5
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Semi-Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 8

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