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2008 Pontiac G5 Coupe

At a Glance

Pricing $16,980 - $21,205
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.2l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 24-25 (city), 33-35 (highway)

Overview Information

A compact car returns to the Pontiac lineup with the G5 coupe derived the Chevrolet Cobalt coupe. All models feature a 155 hp, 2.2L 4-cylinder driving the front wheels. Base and GT models differ only in standard equipment. Anyone looking for more performance will need to go their Chevy dealer and opt for the Cobalt SS. Both models feature a standard 5-speed manual and optional 4-speed automatic transmission.

What Changed:

An updated 2.2L four-cylinder with variable valve timing becomes the sole engine for the G5. The 2.4L engine has been dropped.

Official Word:

A new, more efficient version of the 2.2L Ecotec engine delivers a dramatic increase in fuel economy for the 2009 Pontiac G5. The 2.2L engine uses variable valve timing to optimize fuel economy at all speeds, for an EPA-estimated highway rating of 37 mpg. It also brings a slight horsepower increase. "With the new 2.2L engine, the 2009 G5 is a great-looking, low-priced coupe that delivers fuel economy that pushes it to the top of its...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
G5 Coupe G5 2.2l I4 (155-bhp) M5 FWD 25/35/30 $16,980
G5 Coupe G5 2.2l I4 (155-bhp) A4 FWD 24/33/28 $17,905
G5 Coupe GT 2.2l I4 (155-bhp) M5 FWD 25/35/30 $20,280
G5 Coupe GT 2.2l I4 (155-bhp) A4 FWD 24/33/28 $21,205