Compare 2009 Pontiac G3 vs 2008 Nissan Versa

2009 Pontiac G3
2008 Nissan Versa
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 27 34 $13,689 $14,335
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,434 $12,880
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 S 26 31 $12,529 $12,980
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,203 $13,680
5-Door HB I4 Automatic 1.8 S 24 32 $13,298 $13,780
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,365 $14,890
5-Door HB I4 Manual 1.8 SL 26 31 $14,452 $14,980
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,087 $15,640
5-Door HB I4 CVT 1.8 SL 27 33 $15,414 $15,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,689
$12,434
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,335
$12,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$239 / month
$215 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Pontiac G3 is an example of the model proliferation that hurt GM for decades. It's a decent but not terrific subcompact. The 2008 Nissan Versa isn’t particularly sporty, fashionable, or innovative, but it offers an astonishing amount of space, comfort, and features for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 48.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 94.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 47.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 50.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.1 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
155 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
42.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
7.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.8
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.02 x 0.95
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.25
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 18.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60R14 P185/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QUK NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60R14 P185/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QUK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2546 2671
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 3800 127 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LXV NA
Displacement
1.6L/97.5 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6400 122 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cylinder Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System
MFI NDIS
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.73
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.45
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.11
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac G3 Nissan Versa
Body Style
5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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