Minor updates, including the addition of satellite radio and side head airbags as standard equipment, mark the Pontiac G5 for 2008. Available in a 2-door Coupe body style, the G5 is offered in a Base model and GT version, with a 148 horsepower 2.2-liter 4-cylinder as standard and the GT featuring a 171 horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with 167 lbs.-ft of torque. The G5 comes nicely equipped with front and side-head airbags, ABS brakes, traction control, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, heated lumbar seats and an adjustable steering wheel with audio controls.Read more Read less
Even though the G5 was a new model for Pontiac in 2007, there are still plenty of changes for the 08 G5. XM satellite radio, head curtain side impact airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system are now standard on all of the G5s. In addition, Onstar and StabiliTrak are also standard on the GT. Three new exterior colors available for the 2008 G5 are Midnight Blue Metallic, Nitrous Blue Metallic and Dark Slate Metallic.
Stylish looks; roomy interior; good fuel economy; value pricing.
People typically buy two-door coupes for style, and the 2008 G5 has plenty of Pontiac's brand of visual excitement. The G5's $14,945 base price and EPA city/highway estimates of 24/33 mpg appeal to plenty of entry-level buyers. A vibrant 171-horsepower GT coupe provides more élan for those in search of low-cost power.