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2009 Pontiac G8 2009 Toyota Avalon 2009 Mercury Sable
     
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 FWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn FWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn AWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn Premier FWD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr Sdn Premier AWD *Ltd Avail*

Prices

MSRP $28,250 $27,845 $25,120
Invoice $26,979 $25,156 $23,083
Avg. Paid $14,994 $12,241 $9,419

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.8 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.5 9.4 9.0
Performance 8.8 8.6 7.5
Interior 8.5 8.8 7.6
Operating Cost 7.5 7.8 7.7
Safety N/A 9.4 9.4
Reliability 3.0 4.0 4.5

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
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Comfortably seats five
  • Loads of cargo room
  • Excellent reliability and safety scores
Cons
  • Some hard-to-use controls
  • No available navigation
  • Below-average reliability rating for the class
  • Rear seats don’t fold, limiting cargo space
  • Disappointing transmission and handling dynamics
  • Some confusing interior controls
  • Bland exterior design

General Specs

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

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.8 111.0 112.9
Length, Overall (in) 196.1 197.2 202.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.8 72.8 74.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 58.5 61.5

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 3741

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
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 Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers 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 Standard
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 Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 107.0 106.9 108.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.9 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.4 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 55.8 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.5 38.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 40.9 41.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.2 57.6
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 56.2 53.6
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 17.5 14.4 21.2

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 Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard 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
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 Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.5L/211 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 256 @ 6300 268 @ 6200 263 @ 6250
Torque (Net @ RPM) 248 @ 2100 248 @ 4700 249 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 36.9 40.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 28 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 18.5 20.0

Suspension

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

Transmission

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