Pontiac G5

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The Pontiac G5 is a rebadged Chevrolet Cobalt compact car marketed by the Pontiac division of General Motors. It was first introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year. For 2005 and early 2006, this car was known as the Pontiac Pursuit in the Canadian market, and G5 Pursuit during mid-2006. It was also known as the Pontiac G4 in Mexico from 2005-2006. It was released to the U.S. market in August 2006 as a 2007 model. The G5 and Cobalt are built upon the GM Delta platform and is available as a sedan in Canada and Mexico. In the United States, the G5 is only available as a coupe.

The independent front suspension has MacPherson struts, while the semi-independent rear suspension uses torsion bars. The wheelbase is 103.3 in (262.4 cm), longer than its competitors, and the width is 68.4 in (173.8 cm). Weight is high at 2808–2989 lb (1273–1355 kg), and overall fuel economy is 23 mpg (10 L/100 km). The car is notable for its use of electric power steering, rather than the conventional hydraulic type. It is built at General Motors’ Lordstown Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio.

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In the US, the G5 is available in the base model coupe (with a 148 hp (110 kW), 2.2 L I4 engine) and the sporty GT (173 hp, DOHC 2.4 L four-cylinder engine) trim levels. Standard equipment for the coupe trim level includes a 5-speed manual transmission, AM/FM stereo system with MP3 decoder, auxiliary jack for external music devices (such as an iPod), and a spoiler. The first 500 G5’s built for the US market included a free upgrade to XM Radio, and free song downloads from Rhapsody. The GT includes the same equipment. Available options for both trim levels include a sunroof and side impact airbags. The coupe lists for US$14,995 while the GT is slightly more expensive, starting at US$17,795. [1] For 2009, the G5 will drop the 2.4 L engine for the GT trim level. Instead, the new base engine, the 2.2 L Ecotec LAP, will be used for both trim levels.