Is the 2010 Pontiac G5 a Disappointment?
With GM’s downsizing efforts, the new 2010 Pontiac G5 does not have any new features to write home about. The only changes to the U.S. coupe for the 2010 year are the addition of two new colors. Another disappointing attribute, as seen also in the 2009 model, is the axe of the G5’s high performance option. The only engine option available for the automobile is the 2.2-liter inline four-cylinder which boasts a paltry 155 HP and 150 foot pounds of torque. Although the 2.2-liter engine offered with the automobile seems a little underpowered for many consumers, the advantage of this modest engine is the increased fuel mileage. The 2010 model has one of the best fuel economy ratings for its class; the base sedan offers 24 miles per gallon city and 33 mpg highway, while the XFE package increases the figure to 25 city and 37 respectively. The largest gains in fuel economy can be found when the vehicle is mated with GM’s reliable 5-speed manual transmission. The four speed automatic units shif