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2007 Pontiac G5

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$1,800 — $6,496 USED
Coupe
5 Seats
29 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Frontal crash-test ratings
  • Little road noise
  • Comfortable ride
  • Attractive, if basic, interior
  • Responsive automatic

The Bad

  • Looks almost exactly like the Chevrolet Cobalt
  • Backseat space and entry/exit
  • Seat comfort
  • Noisy engine exhaust
  • Some cheap-looking controls

What to Know

about the 2007 Pontiac G5
  • Choice of two engines
  • Optional side-curtain airbags
  • Optional OnStar and XM Satellite Radio

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2007 Pontiac G5 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
New for 2007, the Pontiac G5 coupe is virtually identical to the Chevrolet Cobalt, which has been around since 2005. Pontiac sells the Pursuit in Canada, which is essentially the same car as the Cobalt and G5.

The G5 comes in two trim levels, base and GT. Engines include a 2.2-liter inline-four-cylinder that makes 148 horsepower in the base model, and a 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder that generates 173 hp in the G5 GT. The 205-hp supercharged engine in the Cobalt SS is not available in the G5.

The G5 has more standard equipment than its Chevrolet sibling — power windows and remote entry are installed on base GTs but are optional in the Cobalt — but it also costs significantly more.

Exterior
A double-cutout Pontiac grille differentiates the G5 from its platform-mates, but beyond that the differences are scant. A rear spoiler is standard, as are steel wheels. GT models upgrade to 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps and a sport-tuned suspension, though all G5s ride on a semi-independent rear setup rather than the fully independent rear some competitors have.

Interior
The G5’s interior has a familiar look, with radio controls and other switches mounted on a vertical center stack. A three-spoke steering wheel sits ahead of chrome-ringed instrument pods.

Standard equipment includes power windows and locks, as well as remote keyless entry, air conditioning and a CD stereo with an auxiliary input for iPods or other MP3 players. Upgrading to the G5 GT nets a leather...

Vehicle Overview
New for 2007, the Pontiac G5 coupe is virtually identical to the Chevrolet Cobalt, which has been around since 2005. Pontiac sells the Pursuit in Canada, which is essentially the same car as the Cobalt and G5.

The G5 comes in two trim levels, base and GT. Engines include a 2.2-liter inline-four-cylinder that makes 148 horsepower in the base model, and a 2.4-liter inline-four-cylinder that generates 173 hp in the G5 GT. The 205-hp supercharged engine in the Cobalt SS is not available in the G5.

The G5 has more standard equipment than its Chevrolet sibling — power windows and remote entry are installed on base GTs but are optional in the Cobalt — but it also costs significantly more.

Exterior
A double-cutout Pontiac grille differentiates the G5 from its platform-mates, but beyond that the differences are scant. A rear spoiler is standard, as are steel wheels. GT models upgrade to 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps and a sport-tuned suspension, though all G5s ride on a semi-independent rear setup rather than the fully independent rear some competitors have.

Interior
The G5’s interior has a familiar look, with radio controls and other switches mounted on a vertical center stack. A three-spoke steering wheel sits ahead of chrome-ringed instrument pods.

Standard equipment includes power windows and locks, as well as remote keyless entry, air conditioning and a CD stereo with an auxiliary input for iPods or other MP3 players. Upgrading to the G5 GT nets a leather steering wheel with audio controls; additional options include heated leather seats, remote vehicle start, a moonroof and a 228-watt, seven-speaker stereo.

Under the Hood
The G5’s standard engine is General Motors’ tried-and-true Ecotec inline-four-cylinder. It displaces 2.2 liters and generates 148 hp and 152 pounds-feet of torque. GT models upgrade to a 2.4-liter engine with variable valve timing, boosting output to 173 hp and 163 pounds-feet of torque.

A five-speed manual transmission is standard on both models, and a four-speed automatic is optional.

Safety
Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes are standard on the GT. Disc/drum brakes with optional ABS come with the base G5. Side curtain airbags are optional across the line.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.2
25 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(3.8)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

An extremely reliable, fun car

by avid driver on June 15, 2019

I got this car used, and it's been the best car I've owned. It's extremely dependable, and it's a lot of fun to drive. Nice and compact. Read full review

(4.0)

One of the most comfortable Cars I've ever owned

by Jason Bernard from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on February 19, 2019

Stylish, surprisingly quiet engine, warms up quickly in winter, very fuel efficient, and great handling. Comfortable to drive, love the cruise option, especially for a 5 speed standard transmission ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2007 Pontiac G5 currently has 6 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2007 Pontiac G5 has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The G5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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