ABS available. Head protection air bags available, standard from 2008. ESC available in 2009.
Although Pontiac is being phased out, there are probably some G5s left on dealer lots. A 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine powers this rebadged Chevrolet Cobalt. Both the base and GT models are available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. In our testing the Cobalt was quick, but engine refinement and fuel economy were unimpressive. Handling was secure, but the steering lacked feedback. The rear seat was cramped, and the routing for the front safety belts hurt rear access. The rear seat folds 60/40 to increase storage space. A smaller car, a rebadged Chevrolet Aveo called the G3, is also available. With Pontiac's demise the models will be dropped.