The 2009 Pontiac G5 is a near-twin of the Chevrolet Cobalt coupe, but lacks the Chevy's optional SS trim with its turbocharged four-cylinder.
The Honda Civic is the most sophisticated in this class.
Its four-cylinder engines are flexible and rev freely, the manual transmission is a pleasure to shift, and its interior quality is top notch.
The Ford Focus coupe isn’t pretty but has plenty of features, including the new SYNC entertainment controller.
The Scion tC is reasonably handsome, with a rev-happy four-cylinder engine and a much more visually satisfying interior, but it's also quite cramped.
|2009 Pontiac G5Browse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet CobaltBrowse Used Listings||2009 Scion tCBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford FocusBrowse Used Listings|
|23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cyl||Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2-Door Coupe||2-Door Coupe Base||2-Door HB Manual (Natl)||2-Door Coupe S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||2 Door Coupe||3 Door Hatchback||2 Door Coupe|
|Manual||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|