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Here's how the 2008 Pontiac G5, 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2007 Saturn Ion and the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier measure up.
2dr Cpe
$15,675
Starting MSRP
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$13,625
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$12,300
Starting MSRP
$10,715
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Overview

Door
2-door 2-door 4-door 2-door
Seats
5 5 5 5
Engine

148.0-hp, 2.2-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

145.0-hp, 2.2-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

145.0-hp, 2.2-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

120.0-hp, 2.2-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 0 0
Size
179.8" length, 55.6" height 180.3" length, 55.5" height 185.0" length, 56.0" height 180.3" length, 53.2" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Ebony w / Ebony Accents

Ebony

Light Gray

Light Gray

Taupe

Light Gray

Taupe

Graphite

Adriatic Blue

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

3-Speed A/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Subcompact - Compact -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material
Steel - Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
N/A - N/A -
Spare Wheel Size
N/A - N/A -
Front Wheel Material
Steel - Steel -
Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in - 15 x -TBD- in -
Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in - 15 x -TBD- in -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A - 105 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A - N/A -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4200 - 150 @ 4200 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 5600 - 145 @ 5600 -
Displacement
2.2L/134 - 2.2L/-TBD- -
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl - Gas I4 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A - N/A -
Cruising Range - City
325.00 mi - 338.00 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 MPG - 35 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG - 26 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A - N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A - N/A -
Estimated Battery Range
N/A - N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
455.00 mi - 455.00 mi -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A - N/A -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front
Independent - Soft Ride -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Independent - Soft Ride -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam - - -

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 x 0.94 in - 10.1 x -TBD- in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A - N/A -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes - Yes -
Brake Type
Power - Pwr -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A - N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13 gal - 13 gal -

Steering

Steering Type
Power - Pwr -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 - 16.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A - N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.5 ft - 35.4 ft -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 - 3.5 -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P195/65R16 - P195/60R15 -
Front Tire Size
P195/65R16 - P195/60R15 -
Spare Tire Size
N/A - N/A -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A - 1000 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A - 120 lbs -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A - - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A - - -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2991 lbs - 2752 lbs -

Dimensions

Trunk Volume
13.9 ft³ - 14.7 ft³ -
Liftover Height
N/A - N/A -
Front Hip Room
49.4 in - 49.5 in -
Length, Overall
179.8 in - 184.5 in -
Second Hip Room
46.3 in - 49.5 in -
Track Width, Rear
58.1 in - 58.4 in -
Min Ground Clearance
N/A - N/A -
Passenger Capacity
5 - 5 -
Second Head Room
35.7 in - 37.0 in -
Second Shoulder Room
49.3 in - 52.8 in -
Front Shoulder Room
53.1 in - 53.7 in -
Passenger Volume
83.0 ft³ - 93.0 ft³ -
Front Leg Room
42.0 in - 42.2 in -
Second Leg Room
32.2 in - 33.3 in -
Wheelbase
103.5 in - 103.2 in -
Front Head Room
38.1 in - 40.0 in -
Track Width, Front
58.7 in - 58.8 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.5 in - 67.2 in -
Height, Overall
55.6 in - 57.4 in -

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