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2009 Pontiac G8 2009 Toyota Avalon 2009 Dodge Charger
     
G8 Sedan
  • G8 Sedan
  • G8 GT
4dr Sdn XL (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn XL (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn XLS (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (SE)
4dr Sdn SE RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SXT RWD
  • 4dr Sdn SXT AWD
  • 4dr Sdn R/T RWD
  • 4dr Sdn R/T AWD

Prices

MSRP $28,250 $27,845 $24,835
Invoice $26,979 $25,156 $23,235
Avg. Paid $14,994 $12,241 $10,973

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.8 7.6
Critics' Rating 9.5 9.4 8.0
Performance 8.8 8.6 8.1
Interior 8.5 8.8 7.7
Operating Cost 7.5 7.8 7.5
Safety N/A 9.4 8.1
Reliability 3.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful V8 engines
  • Composed road performance
  • Muscle-car styling
  • Attractive, yet comfortable interior
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Excellent reliability and safety ratings
  • High fuel economy ratings for the class
  • Powerful V8 HEMI engine
  • Roomy cabin
Cons
  • Some hard-to-use controls
  • No available navigation
  • Below-average reliability rating for the class
  • Rear seats don’t fold, limiting cargo space
  • Below-average safety ratings
  • Some ergonomic quirks and subpar cabin materials
  • Limited visibility from the driver’s seat
  • Base model lacks stability and traction control

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 2.7L/167
MPG 17 City / 25 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.8 111.0 120.0
Length, Overall (in) 196.1 197.2 200.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.8 72.8 74.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 58.5 58.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3885 3490 3612

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Optional Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 107.0 106.9 104.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.9 38.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.4 59.3
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 55.8 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.5 36.2
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 40.9 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.2 57.6
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 56.2 55.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 17.5 14.4 16.2

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
Dual Zone A/C Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
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
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Optional
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Optional
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Optional
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Optional
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Optional
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Optional
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
High Output Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.5L/211 2.7L/167
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 256 @ 6300 268 @ 6200 178 @ 5500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 248 @ 2100 248 @ 4700 190 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 36.9 38.9

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 28 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 18.5 18.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Performance MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Performance Multi-link Strut 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link independent

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.