A more efficient version of the 2.2L Ecotec engine delivers a dramatic increase in fuel economy for the 2009 Pontiac G5. The 2.2L engine uses variable valve timing to optimize fuel economy at all speeds, for an EPA-estimated highway rating of 37 mpg. It also brings a slight horsepower increase.

In addition to increased power and fuel economy, the 2009 G5 coupe offer a wide range of standard comfort, convenience and safety features wrapped in a sporty coupe design. Also new for the ’09 G5 lineup is the addition of Bluetooth connectivity with the OnStar system (OnStar is now standard on all models).

Changes and new content reflect revisions to popular equipment packages. They include: Sun and Sound Package – content includes a new, AM/FM/CD radio with MP3 playback with premium Pioneer seven-speaker sound and a power sunroof. New MYLINK Package – content includes 16-inch machine-face wheels, four-wheel ABS, cruise control, chrome exhaust tip, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, steering wheel audio controls and Bluetooth capability.

Both the G5 base and GT models employ the Ecotec 2.2L four-cylinder engine. It is rated at 155 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque. The Pontiac G5 delivers a crisp driving experience, using a MacPherson strut-type front suspension, semi-independent torsion beam rear suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bars for more exact body roll control.

Base model estimated mpg: 25/37

Estimated starting price: $16,935

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