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Pontiac G6

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Overview of the Pontiac G6

Learn about the Pontiac G6

Summary

The sporty Pontiac G6 is a fuel-efficient mid-size car available as a sedan (four-door), coupe (two-door) or hardtop convertible. It sports a satisfyingly peppy engine, attractive exterior and affordable price tag. In other words, it provides a good amount of fun without breaking the bank. Aside from the convertible option, the Pontiac G6 provides ample cabin space which makes those long road trips with the family easier on everyone. Keep in mind that there are limits to the engine's power, so performance isn't extraordinary. For many, though, the responsive handling makes up for this shortcoming.

Safety

The array of safety options available in your Pontiac G6 will depend largely on the year and the trim level. The later models came with side-curtain airbags—these were optional until 2008. Since 2005, though, the G6 came standard with daytime running lights and anti-lock brakes (ABS) to avoid skidding. Add-ons for the Pontiac G6 include: 

  • Front side airbags
  • OnStar in-vehicle emergency assistance service 
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to prevent skidding

Some may be disappointed with the Pontiac G6's performance in NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) crash tests. This is especially true for the Side Impact Test and Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint test.   

Interior

The interior of the Pontiac G6 is defined by smooth lines, chrome gauges and solid switch gears. Some drivers have complained that the use of lower-end plastics prevents the car from achieving a premium feel. For those who value affordability over aesthetics, however, it will be a worthwhile tradeoff. In all, air conditioning were standard.   

Technology

The Pontiac G6 offers a limited range of technological features to match its affordable price tag, but there are a few nice surprises. This includes Cruise Control and Keyless Entry, which came standard even in its very first 2005 model. A couple of add-ons will keep your toes tapping while you drive. The AM/FM stereo with CD changer seems to be best for the old-school music lover while the XM Satelite Radio with 150 channels is better if you value choice. 

Space

Despite its mid-size body, the Pontiac G6 offers no shortage of cabin space. For most body styles, the vehicle can seat up to five people comfortably, making it a perfect shared commuter car. Although some drivers suggest that the vehicle offers less trunk space than comparable mid-size cars, the 60/40 split rear seats can fold down to accommodate more cargo on the fly. 

Comfort

With its responsive engine and athletic handling, Pontiac G6 is a satisfying car to drive. Though, you may find earlier models less impressive than there newer counterparts due to a smaller engine. For example, the 2008 coupe and sedan featured a 3.5 L V6 engine, while the 2006 model featured a more modest 2.4 L V4 engine. Later models added extra perks to make your driving experience a fun one. Power height adjustment for the driver's seat and a tilting and telescoping steering column allow you to personalize your driving experience.

Pros and cons of the Pontiac G6

  • Retractable hard top convertible
  • Available in sedan, coupe or convertible
  • Sporty suspension tuning
  • Limited trunk space with convertible top down
  • Limited headroom in rear seats in coupe
  • Ceased production in 2009
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Pontiac G6

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption9.5 - 13.1 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.4 - 8.6 L/100km
  • Width1789 - 1793 mm
  • Length4801 - 4802 mm
  • Trunk space396 L
  • Cargo space396 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Pontiac G6

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Pontiac G6 2005 - 2009 is available in 6 trims:

GTP trim features and specs

Available with the GTP trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GTP trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the GTP trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Electronic traction control
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the GTP trim:
  • Cruise control
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the GTP trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 252 hp
Combined consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-
3.9 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:13.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:558 km

V6 trim features and specs

Available with the V6 trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the V6 trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the V6 trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the V6 trim:
  • Cruise control
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the V6 trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:10.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:704 km
3.5 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:10.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:696 km

Base trim features and specs

Available with the Base trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Base trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the Base trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the Base trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the Base trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 167 hp
City consumption:10 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:738 km
2.4 L - Gas - 169 hp
City consumption:9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:756 km

GT trim features and specs

Available with the GT trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the GT trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Electronic traction control
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the GT trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
5 engines are available with the GT trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:626 km
3.5 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:11.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:626 km
3.5 L - Gas - 219 hp
City consumption:12.2 - 12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:607 - 613 km
3.5 L - Gas - 224 hp
Combined consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-
3.9 L - Gas - 240 hp
Combined consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-

SE trim features and specs

Available with the SE trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SE trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Steel wheels (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the SE trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the SE trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Satellite radio (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
5 engines are available with the SE trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 164 hp
City consumption:9.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:756 km
2.4 L - Gas - 167 hp
Combined consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-
2.4 L - Gas - 169 hp
City consumption:9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:756 km
3.5 L - Gas - 219 hp
Combined consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-
3.5 L - Gas - 224 hp
Combined consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Range:-

GXP trim features and specs

Available with the GXP trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GXP trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the GXP trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Electronic traction control
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the GXP trim:
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • Satellite radio
  • USB port for front passengers (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the GXP trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 252 hp
City consumption:12.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:607 km

Frequently asked questions about the Pontiac G6

Production of the Pontiac G6 ended in 2010 with the discontinuation of the rest of the Pontiac line. However, you can still find many quality pre-owned vehicles.

The Pontiac G6 was first launched in 2003 with a supercharged six-cylinder engine, which fits many classifications of a sports car. Since 2006, a base SE four-cylinder trim has become standard.

The vehicle is named the G6 because it was the successor to the Pontiac Grand Am. If the Grand Am line had continued, this vehicle would have been the sixth generation. Because of this, they named it the Pontiac G6.

Although the G6 originally came standard with a 3.5 L V6 engine in 2005, since 2006 this has become exclusive to the GT trim. More recent versions of the car come standard with a 2.4 L four-cylinder engine.

The Pontiac G6 was first introduced in 2003 with a six-cylinder engine. In 2006, the base four-cylinder trim was made standard, and a six-cylinder engine was available at higher trim levels.