2007 Pontiac G5 Review

2007 Pontiac G5 The Pontiac G5 is a Chevy Cobalt clone…. badge engineering at it’s most crude level. Take a sub-par vehicle, stick a new badge and grille on it, and what to you expect? A sub-par vehicle. And that’s exactly what the G5 is – lousy gas mileage and all.

2007 Pontiac G5 Specs

  • 148 HP 2.2 liter I4 standard
  • 173 Hp 2.4 liter I4 available
  • 5 speed manual or 4 Speed auto
  • EPA says: 25 mpg city /34 mpg highway (manual)

2007 Pontiac G5 Reviews

Autobytel reviews the 2007 Pontiac G5 and writes – ‘Where’s the excitement? Outside of the decent drivetrain, the G5 does nothing to advance the reputation or desirability of the Pontiac nameplate. Cheap plastics abound, mediocre build quality is everywhere and the styling is just ho hum. Sitting in the back seat is bearable for short distances, but at some inconvenience to the front passenger. On the positive side, I liked the engine, brakes and steering, and the G5 provided decent fuel economy during its visit. Unfortunately Pontiac hasn’t made any advancements worthy enough to get a recommendation from me to shoppers looking in this class. ‘

About Cars reviews the 2007 Pontiac G5 and writes – ‘The G5’s primary competitor — besides, of course, the Cobalt — is the Honda Civic coupe. The Civic starts around the same price, gets better gas mileage, and includes side airbags as standard equipment, an important consideration for younger and less-experienced drivers. (Side ‘bags are optional on the G5, but how many dealers will order them, especially if they are looking to keep prices down?) And the Civic’s interior styling, particularly it’s two-level dash, is way more modern than any of its competitors.’

Edmunds reviews the 2007 Pontiac G5 and writes – ‘Now for the bad news. We suspect that a lot of buyers in this class are typically more interested in overall quality and a comfortable cabin than boy racer styling components. Compared to the Honda Civic’s interior, for instance, the G5’s design seems rather bland and its materials of a lower grade. The G5 also loses out in the areas of handling dynamics and overall refinement. Further limiting the appeal of the G5 is the fact that it’s only available as a coupe.’

Published on March 12, 2007 in Pontiac

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