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Selected Style 2-Door HB Manual (Natl)
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Transmission

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
2-Door Coupe
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,150
$16,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,000
$16,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$283 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 67.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 58.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 13.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.7 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/45ZR17 P195/60R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2932 2752
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 6000 155 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 150 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LAP
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 29
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Scion tC Pontiac G5
Body Style 3 Door Hatchback 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 8
 
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