Would anyone be able to fill me in on the differances between a 2012 G3 SR22T and a 2013 G5 SR22T?
The MAIN differences are the 5 seats of the G5 and the +200 lbs MTOM!
You will find thousands of posts about this on the member’s forums.
Basically the G5 has a MTOW of 3600 pounds vs 3400 for the G3. The G5 also has a higher flap extension speed (150 KIAS vs 119 for the G3). Go to the member side for more information.
The G5 has about 200lbs more useful load than the G3. 3600lb MTOW VS 3400lb. Otherwise they’re very similar.
the 2012 G3’s have the 60/40 seat as well, I was unsure about the 200lbs MTOM that is a big deal.
Flap deployment speeds are different too i believe. You can go 50% flaps at higher speeds (150kt?) on the G5.
Yes, some of the late ones do have the 5th seat, I forgot!. I think that the 200 lbs are more important – for most!
YES! That’s actually an upgrade I’d immediately pay $10K for if it was available for my G2 …
When I was looking for my plane, l told Aerista that a wanted at 2012 G3 with the 60/40 rear seats (not all have them). It seemed like a bargain for essentially the same airplane as a G5 of the very next mode year which was $50k more.
I ended up buying a 2013 G5 at the recommendation of Aerista and 4 years later, I can confirm, they were right.
While the airframe, engine and avionics are very similar, the jump to G5 is substantial not only because of the higher prop clearance, faster flap speeds and larger fuel tanks but most importantly because of the increased useful load. It’s a game changer.
Do the math, with fuel and bags for a 3 hour weekend getaway flight, the G3 is a 3 place plane. The G5 is a 4 passenger plane.
The useful load is the real reason the G5s are $50k more… And they’re worth it.
And remember, as Aerista correctly pointed out, there’s a reason you will pay more for it now and it’s the same reason it will be worth more when you sell it.
The G5 is a sweet spot for Cirrus. You get all the performance of the G6, except P+ and better door handles. Both of these could be future upgrades.
Agreed. And I have a 2016 G5, which has the new door handles too.
That wasn’t specifically a G3->G5 new feature. G3 Turbos had the same 92 gallon fuel capacity as G5s.
I think ALL G3s have the larger fuel tanks, the NA’s aswell.
Yes, the NA’s also have 92 gal tanks.
You can find a lot of good information in our Cirrus History Guide. The link is below.
Steel Cirrus History Guide
It is but 150 knot flaps (50%) was a game changer in how the airplane is flown.
This is an amazing resource! Thanks so much!
Physically it’s pretty much just the parachute system that is different between the two.
Same wing, landing gear, flaps, and seating.
However the software and flap placard is different on a G5.
Why not split the difference and get a G4. It’s very good on fuel. In fact, it uses almost nothing.
I thought there was something upgraded about the flaps to allow for the higher deployment speed?