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2009 Pontiac G5 2009 Honda Fit 2009 Scion xB
     
G5 Coupe
  • G5 Coupe
  • G5 GT
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Manual Sport with Navigation
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto (SE)

Prices

MSRP $16,980 $14,750 $15,750
Invoice $16,216 $14,236 $14,962
Avg. Paid $7,901 $9,035 $9,818

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.9 8.6
Critics' Rating 7.3 9.8 8.7
Performance 6.7 8.2 7.8
Interior 6.6 9.1 7.6
Operating Cost 8.3 8.4 8.0
Safety 8.6 9.3 9.0
Reliability 3.0 4.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Simple controls
  • Spacious trunk
  • Good fuel economy
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Large, versatile cargo hold
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Outstanding reliability score
  • Ample cargo space
  • Plenty of standard tech and safety features
  • Good safety ratings
Cons
  • Poor-quality interior
  • Underpowered engine
  • Competitors have standard electronic stability control
  • Low-for-the-class gas mileage
  • Noticeable body lean in corners

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 4-Cyl 2.2L/134 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 25 City / 37 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.5 98.4 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 179.8 161.6 167.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 66.7 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.6 60.0 64.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2752 2489 3020

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Standard
Tires - Front Touring Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Standard
Tires - Rear Touring Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 83.0 90.8 100.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 40.4 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.3 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 52.7 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 51.5 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.7 39.0 41.2
Second Leg Room (in) 32.2 34.5 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.3 51.3 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 46.3 51.3 46.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.9 21.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Optional Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.2L/134 1.5L/91.4 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 155 @ 6100 117 @ 6600 158 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 150 @ 4900 106 @ 4800 162 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 33.5 34.4 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 33 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 10.6 14.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-Independent Torsion beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam

Transmission

Automatic Optional
4-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard