Compare 2009 Pontiac G5 vs 2008 Ford Focus

2009 Pontiac G5
2008 Ford Focus
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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
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2-Door Coupe S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,215
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,980
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$240 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
46.3 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
49.4 50.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 93.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.8 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 102.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 13.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.94 10.9 x - TBD -
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
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x - TBD - - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.2
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
RPJ NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
RPJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2752 2588
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6100 140 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4900 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LAP 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.14
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.45
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Pontiac G5 Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent Control blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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