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Sporty Commuter
2009 Pontiac G5 Coupe
2009 Pontiac G5 Coupe

In short: A functional and efficient five-passenger coupe.

Though the Pontiac G5 isn’t at the top of its class, it does make for a good daily commuter car with its low base price, sporty styling, smooth ride and above average fuel economy. On the highway, this five-passenger coupe can reach up to an estimated 37 mpg. Among its straightforward features are OnStar and an iPod-compatible USB port in the radio.

Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty; five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty; six-year/100,000-mile rust-through corrosion warranty; five-year/100,000-mile Roadside Assistance Program.

Base Price: $16,335

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: 2.2-liter DOHC Ecotec VVT I-4
Horsepower: 155 hp @ 6,100 rpm
Torque: 150 lb-ft @ 4,900 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual

Curb weight: 2,752 lbs
Wheelbase: 103.5 in
Length/Width/Height: 179.8/67.5/55.6 in
Turning circle: 33.5 ft

Brakes: power-assisted disc in front, drum in rear
independent strut-type in front, semi-independent torsion beam in rear, stabilizer bars in front and rear

0-60 mph: n/a
Top Speed: n/a

EPA City: 25 mpg (est.)
EPA Highway: 37 mpg (est.)

Safety: dual-stage frontal airbags in front, head curtain side-impact airbags in front and rear seats, OnStar, tire pressure monitoring system

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