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Pontiac G5
2009 Pontiac G5
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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle
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Overview

Engine
2.2-liter 4 Cylinder Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-5 Gas
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
4-Speed Automatic (+$925)
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 37 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
13.9 ft³
Trunk Volume
12 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.2-liter 4 Cylinder Gas
2.5-liter Inline-5 Gas
Horsepower
155 hp @ 6100 rpm
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
150 lb-ft @ 4900 rpm
170 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
4-Speed Automatic (+$925)
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Power
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
33.5 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
15" x TBD
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x TBD
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Independent
MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-Independent
Torsion Beam

Tires

Front Tire
P195/60R15
P205/55HR16
Rear Tire
P195/60R15
P205/55HR16
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
23 MPG
City
25 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
37 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
8.1 Tons/yr
EPA rating
8
6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
325 miles
290 miles
Cruising Range Highway
481 miles
406 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
179.8 in
161.1 in
Height
55.6 in
59 in
Max Width
67.5 in
67.9 in
Front Width
58.7 in
59.4 in
Rear Width
58.1 in
58.8 in
Wheelbase
103.5 in
98.8 in
Ground Clearance
5.4 in
4.6 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.1 in
38.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
53.1 in
52.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
49.4 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
32.2 in
33.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
35.7 in
36.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
49.3 in
49.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
46.3 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,752 lbs
2,884 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13.9 ft³
12 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • Cream, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • White, V-Tex leatherette seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Optional
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Optional
Standard
MP3 Player
Optional
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Optional
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Optional

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Optional
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Optional
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Navigation from Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

ABS
Optional
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles