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Pontiac G8

Pontiac G8 side view
Pontiac G8 angular front perspective
Pontiac G8 angular rear perspective

Overview of the Pontiac G8

Learn about the Pontiac G8

Summary

One of the standouts from the Pontiac brand, the Pontiac G8 is a high-performance sedan. It has standard safety features like antilock brakes, stability and traction control and the OnStar system. With its design and quality materials, the interior outclasses other Pontiac cars. Though there is no navigation system, the standard tech is solid, especially the impressive optional audio system. The Pontiac G8 is a large car with a nice amount of rear cargo space. The ride is smooth and handling responsive on all models, and the Pontiac G8 GT is a more powerful version.

Safety

The Pontiac G8 is a safe car. Though not crash tested, it is a large sedan, so its sheer size offers protection. Safety features are competitive with similar models. Standard features include:

 

  • Antilock brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic stability and traction control




You will also have access to GM’s OnStar system, which helps with issues like navigation and emergencies. The Pontiac G8 has front seat airbags and side curtain airbags, so you and your passengers will be safe.

Interior

The Pontiac G8 has five seats. There are a number of standard features: power front seats, cloth front and rear seats and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. You have the option of the dual-zone automatic climate control. The overall design and quality of the cabin is sleek and comfortable. If you want to upgrade the interior, the Pontiac G8 GT is one way to go, as leather upholstery and heated seats are some highlights. These features can also be found as stand-alone options.

Technology

The Pontiac G8 has a nice standard tech offering, including these features:

 

  • 7-speaker audio system
  • CD system
  • XM satellite radio
  • Auxiliary radio




Though it does not have a navigation system, there is a quality LCD information screen.




If you want to upgrade the tech, you do not have to look at higher trim levels. The Pontiac G8 has a Comfort and Sound package that has options like the 11-speaker Blaupunkt audio system and the 6 CD/MP3 changer.

Space

Pontiac has a number of sedan models, and the Pontiac G8 is a large and well-designed one. The front seats provide solid head and legroom, and the rear seats can comfortable fit adults. The centre stack fits nicely within the cabin. The trunk is large at 17.5 cubic feet. Though the rear seats do not fold down, there is a pass-through that extends the cargo space. Overall, this car will accommodate a single driver, couples or a family.

Comfort

The Pontiac G8 delivers a powerful and comfortable driving experience. Even with the base level V6 engine, you will have a responsive car with great acceleration. The handling and steering are sharp. Though the engine is loud, the noise matches the muscle car look.




If you want more power, the Pontiac G8 GT has a V8 engine and surprisingly tight handling. This version has sportier suspension as well. Overall, all models provide a firm and comfortable ride.

Specifications of the Pontiac G8

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption12.2 - 14.4 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8 - 8.4 L/100km
  • Width1900 mm
  • Length4981 mm
  • Trunk space496 L
  • Cargo space496 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Pontiac G8

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 G8 2009 - 2009 is available in 2 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Rear seat ski hatch
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Medium wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Basic trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 256 hp
City consumption:12.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:699 km

GT trim features and specs

Available with the GT trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Medium wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GT trim:
  • CD disc changer
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio
1 engine is available with the GT trim:
6 L - Gas - 361 hp
City consumption:14.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:615 km

Frequently asked questions about the Pontiac G8

The base Pontiac G8 has 256-horsepower V6 engine, and the Pontiac G8 GT has a 361-horsepower V8 engine.

No, there is not a manual transmission Pontiac G8. Instead, this vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission.

The base model Pontiac G8 has a V6 engine and the Pontiac G8 GT trim has a V8 engine if you are interested in upgrading.

The Pontiac G8 ranges from $5,000 to $15,000.