2008 Pontiac G5

Overview

G5 is Pontiac’s sporty, front-wheel drive coupe for younger, value-conscious buyers who demand expressive styling and performance. With its choice of two powerful Ectotec engines, world-class transmissions and premium suspensions, G5 allows buyers to choose their level of Pontiac performance. For 2008, a higher level of standard equipment makes G5 an even more exciting value. Two G5 models are available for 2008:

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Top Ten Features

  • 1. Expressive styling G5 presents a bold, expressive and young image underlined by a sporty, modern shape, prominent twin port grille with the Pontiac dart and smoked headlamps all complemented by a standard rear spoiler. Minimized front and rear overhangs emphasize the wheel flares for a stealthy appearance.
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  • 2. Driver-oriented cockpit G5’s sporty cockpit is designed to fit the driver like a racing car, with intuitively placed controls. White-faced sport instruments with jewel-like chrome rings add to the driving environment.
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  • 3. Quiet interior G5’s interior sound levels rival those of a luxury car. Special attention is paid to eliminating engine and road noise intrusion into the cabin. Examples include extensive use of acoustic materials throughout the engine and decklid areas, double-sealed doors and Quiet Steel in the plenum and front dash.
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  • 4. Two racing-inspired engines 148 hp 2.2L Ecotec with base G5, 171 hp 2.4L Ecotec VVT with G5 GT.
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  • 5. Two transmissions For world-class shift quality, a Getrag 5-speed manual with synchronized reverse gear is standard on both models. An electronically controlled 4-speed automatic is optional on both models.
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  • 6. Two premium suspensions Touring Suspension provides a smooth, solid and precise feel on the base G5 while a Sporttuned suspension brings a sportier ride and more precise handling to the GT. Both settings utilize an independent front suspension combined with a semiindependent rear suspension for Europeanstyle ride and handling.
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  • 7. Speed-sensitive electronic steering The finely tuned rack-and-pinion system automatically adjusts steering assistance according to driving speed and tire/ suspension setup. The electronic system eliminates the need for a hydraulic power steering pump, resulting in fuel economy gains.
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  • 8. State-of-the-art entertainment Standard features on both models include XM Satellite Radio, MP3 capability and auxiliary input jack for iPods/MP3 players. Available in-dash, 6-disc CD/MP3 changer and an amplified Pioneer premium sound system with subwoofer add to the entertainment.
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  • 9. All-speed traction control Regulates wheel spin using engine torque intervention and brakes. Available on models with automatic transmission and ABS, the system also provides a more aggressive vehicle launch on all road surfaces.
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  • 10.Exceptional value G5 delivers the most standard horsepower of any sport coupe under $15,000 and does it without sacrificing fuel economy. XM Satellite Radio, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, air conditioning, MP3-capable CD player, power locks, windows and mirrors, and other standard features add to the value.
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Power & Handling

  • Ecotec I4 engines These highly efficient, racing-inspired engines are largely aluminum to reduce weight and improve fuel economy. Features includes twin counterrotating balance shafts to reduce engine vibration common to 4-cylinder engines. Noise and vibration are further reduced by a die-cast lower crankcase and structural cast aluminum oil pan which stiffen the engine block. G5 provides two DOHC Ecotec I4 engines for 2008: - 2.2L - Develops 148 hp @ 5600 rpm and 152 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm. Standard on the base G5. - 2.4L VVT - Develops 171 hp @ 5800 rpm and 167 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm. Standard on G5 GT. Variable Valve Timing (VVT) enhances low- and mid-range torque output by adding electronically controlled hydraulic camshaft phasers to alter the relationship of the intake and exhaust camshafts.
  • Getrag 5-speed manual transmission Standard transmission provides world-class shift quality usually found in upscale performance vehicles.
  • 4-speed automatic transmission This available electronically controlled automatic includes Dexron VI transmission fluid for no scheduled maintenance for normal operation.
  • StabiliTrak Stability Enhancement System Uses engine and braking modulation to help driver keep the vehicle headed in the intended direction. Standard on GT.
  • Two suspension systems Both feature independent front suspension with direct-acting stabilizer bar, and semi-independent torsion-beam rear suspension with torsion bar. Touring In combination with a hydroformed mounting cradle, provides solid, precise road feel. Standard on base G5. - Sport-tuned suspension - Uses tighter springs and larger front stabilizer bar to provide a more sporty ride and responsive handling. Standard on GT, the suspension complements GT’s 17" wheels.
  • Speed-sensitive electronic steering Tuned rack-and-pinion system enhances the driving experience by adjusting steering assistance based on driving speed and tire/ suspension setup. In addition, system eliminates the hydraulic power steering pump for improved fuel economy.
  • All-speed traction control Regulates wheel spin using engine torque intervention and brakes. Available on models with automatic transmission and ABS brakes.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard on both models, the system constantly monitors all four tires and alerts the driver through the DIC of any improper inflation.
  • Wheels and tires. Standard on base G5: 15" steel wheels with bolt-on wheel covers and touring blackwalls. - Available on base G5: 16" custom spoke wheels or 16" machine-faced aluminum wheels, both with touring blackwalls. - Standard on GT: 17" polished aluminum wheels with touring blackwalls.
  • High level of standard features Includes air conditioning, power windows with driver express-down, power mirrors and locks, Remote Keyless Entry, tilt wheel, MP3-capable CD player and Driver Information Center (DIC).
  • Remote Vehicle Starter System Available on both models; requires automatic transmission.
  • Sporty cockpit The cockpit is designed to fit the driver like a glove, with well-thought-out instrumentation and intuitively placed controls. The instrument cluster is distinguished by the clean, precise look of sport gauges with jewel-like chrome ring accents.
  • Center console with pivoting armrest Includes storage compartment and two power outlets. The console’s wide armrest pivots 70 degrees and is positioned closer to the front passenger, giving the driver more room to reach the parking brake.
  • Two interior trim levels Ebony cloth is standard and Ebony leather-appointed seating is available on both models as part of (PCQ) Premium Package. Leatherappointed seating includes heated front seats.
  • Cruise control Electronic set and resume speed system standard on GT and available on base G5.
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat Standard on both models, this allows a portion of the seat to be used for a passenger while allowing for additional cargo capacity.
  • (PCM) Preferred Package Includes 4-wheel ABS, cruise control, body-color bodyside moldings, cargo net, 16" custom spoke steel wheels. Available on base G5.
  • (PCQ) Premium Package Includes Ebony leatherappointed seats, heated front seats, Pioneer premium 7-speaker system. Available on base G5 with (PCM) Preferred Package and (PDX) Sport Package.
  • (PDX) Sport Package Includes leather-wrapped steering wheel with redundant audio and cruise controls, front fog lamps, leather-wrapped shift knob, chrome exhaust tip, 16" machine-faced aluminum wheels. Available on base G5 with (PCM) Preferred Package.
  • (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package Includes sunroof and Pioneer premium 7-speaker Amplified Sound System. Available on base G5.

Comfort And Convenience

  • Expressive styling Sleek, European-inspired exterior styling combines with an athletic stance and classic Pontiac styling cues. Standard features include: Smoked halogen headlamps - Large headlamps include a diamond effect with brilliant reflective surfaces for a premium look. - Body-colored, power-adjustable exterior mirrors. - Standard rear spoiler - Rear decklid spoiler in body color. - GT – Adds chrome-tipped stainless steel exhaust outlet, Sport body-color rocker models and front and rear fascias with halogen fog lamps.
  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof Available on both models as part of (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package.
  • Nine exterior colors Performance Red Tintcoat, Competition Yellow, Black, Summit White, Victory Red, Titanium Metallic and NEW Midnight Blue Metallic, Nitrous Blue Metallic and Dark Slate Metallic.
  • AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player Features an auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speedcompensated volume and TheftLock. Standard on both models.
  • AM/FM stereo with 6-disc, in-dash CD/MP3 player Features an auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player, seekand- scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume and TheftLock. Available on both models.
  • 4-speaker sound system Standard on G5.
  • Pioneer premium sound system 228-watt, 7-speaker sound system features amplified tweeters and rear subwoofer. Standard on GT and available on G5.
  • Standard XM Satellite Radio Now standard on both models. Provides over 170 channels of coast-to-coast digital coverage, giving customers the most entertainment choices wherever they are. Requires Pioneer premium sound system. Visit gm.xmradio for details.
  • OnStar One-year Safe & Sound Plan now standard on GT models. Visit onstar.com for more details.
    • comparison chart
    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 2.2L Ecotec DOHC I4, 148 @ 5600, 152 @ 4200
    • 2.0L DOHC I4, 140 @ 6000, 136 @ 4250
    • 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC I4, 140 @ 6300, 128 @ 4300
    • 2.4L DOHC VVT-i I4, 161 @ 6000, 162 @ 4000
    • 2.5L DOHC I5, 150 @ 5000, 170 @ 3750
    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • -
    • 2.0L DOHC I4 (PZEV), 132 @ 6000, 133 @ 4250
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Transmission
    • 5-speed manual; 4-speed auto. (A)
    • 5-speed manual; 4-speed auto. (A)
    • 5-speed manual; 5-speed auto. (A)
    • 5-speed manual; 4-speed auto. (A)
    • 5-speed manual; 6-speed auto. w/ Tiptronic (A)
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg) w/ standard transmission
    • 24/33
    • 24/35
    • 26/34
    • 20/27
    • 22/29
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg) w/ available transmission
    • 22/31
    • 24/33
    • 25/36
    • 21/29
    • 21/29
    • Drivetrain
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.5
    • 102.9
    • 104.3
    • 106.3
    • 101.5
    • Track, front/rear (in.)
    • 58.7/58.1
    • 58.6/58.1
    • 59.0/60.1
    • 59.3/59.3
    • 60.6/59.8
    • Front suspension
    • Independent MacPherson strut w/ direct-acting stabilizer bar
    • Independent MacPherson strut w/stabilizer bar
    • Independent MacPherson strut w/stabilizer bar
    • Independent MacPherson strut w/stabilizer bar
    • Independent MacPherson strut w/stabilizer bar
    • Rear suspension
    • Semi-independent torsion beam w/ stabilizer bar
    • Independent multi-link
    • Independent multi-link
    • Independent double-wishbone w/ stabilizer bar
    • Independent multi-link w/ stabilizer bar
    • Stability control system
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • A
    • Traction control system
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • Rack-and-pinion steering
    • Electric w/ variable assist
    • Hydraulic
    • Hydraulic w/ variable assist
    • Hydraulic
    • Electric w/ variable assist
    • Turning radius (ft.)
    • 16.8
    • 17.1
    • 17.7
    • 18.1
    • 17.9
    • Brakes
    • Front disc/rear drum
    • Front disc/rear drum
    • Front disc/rear drum
    • 4-wheel disc
    • 4-wheel disc
    • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Wheels & tires
    • 15" steel w/all-season blackwall; 16" alloy (A)
    • 15" steel w/ all-season blackwall
    • 15" steel w/ all-season blackwall 16" alloy (DIO); 17" alloy (DIO)
    • 17" alloy w/ all-season blackwall 18" alloy (DIO)
    • 15" steel w/ all-season blackwall 16" alloy (A); 17" alloy (Portinstalled option)
    • Air conditioning
    • S
    • S
    • DIO
    • S
    • S
    • Cruise control
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Power locks w/ remote entry
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Power windows
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Driver express-down
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Driver Information Center (DIC)
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Remote vehicle start
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Leather-appointed seating
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Heated front seats
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Cargo net
    • A
    • -
    • DIO
    • -
    • -
    • Audio system w/ MP3 player
    • S
    • S
    • DIO
    • S
    • S
    • Auxiliary input jack
    • S
    • S
    • DIO
    • S
    • S
    • Speakers
    • 4; 7(A)
    • 4
    • 4 (DIO)
    • 6
    • 8
    • Satellite radio
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • DIO
    • -
    • Head room, front/rear (in.)
    • 38.1/35.7
    • 39.2/38.3
    • 38.0/35.1
    • 37.6/36.6
    • 39.3/38.5
    • Leg room, front/rear (in.)
    • 42.0/32.2
    • 41.7/36.1
    • 42.6/30.3
    • 41.6/33.6
    • 41.2/35.3
    • Shoulder room, front/rear (in.)
    • 53.1/49.3
    • 53.5/53.7
    • 53.9/52.1
    • 54.3/50.0
    • 54.7/54.6
    • Hip room, front/rear (in.)
    • 49.4/46.3
    • 50.4/48.3
    • 53.0/49.2
    • 53.2/47.3
    • Not listed
    • Luggage capacity (cu. ft.)
    • 13.9
    • 13.8
    • 11.5
    • 12.8
    • 15.0
    • Bumper-to-bumper warranty
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 4/50,000
    • Powertrain warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Corrosion warranty
    • 6/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • 12/unlimited
    • Roadside assistance
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • -
    • -
    • 4/unlimited
    • Courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • Fog lamps
    • A
    • DIO
    • DIO
    • DIO
    • -
    • Dual frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front side-impact air bags
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Head-curtain side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • OnStar
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -

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