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Pontiac Grand-Prix

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Pontiac Grand-Prix angular front perspective
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Overview of the Pontiac Grand-Prix

Learn about the Pontiac Grand-Prix

Summary

Drivers looking for an affordable coupe (two-door) or sedan (four-door) style car with a sophisticated look can find what they want in the Pontiac Grand Prix. Though production for these vehicles ceased in 2008, many are still on the road today thanks to the variety of powertrains available that keep the car running longer. The engine’s high-performance standard also contributes, although it can lead to higher levels of fuel consumption. Although the interior is not fitted with top-of-the-line materials, all trims include features that make for a comfortable ride, like wide seats and abundant cargo space in the trunk.

Safety

While some of today’s high-tech safety features are missing from the Grand Prix, ample airbags and several other key elements keep passengers safe and secure. Driver and passenger front/rear airbags are standard with an on/off passenger airbag switch in all models. Front and rear head curtain airbags for side-impact collisions are standard in 2006-2008 G6 models and optional for all others. 

Base-level safety features include:

  • Four-wheel antilock braking system to prevent loss of control when hard-braking (from 1999)
  • Front-impact airbags (from 1999)
  • Pretensioners, which automatically tighten seatbelts in the event of a collision (from 2005)
  • Security system that keeps the car from starting if the wrong key is used (from 2000)

Interior

The interior of the Pontiac Grand Prix is fitted with a decent number of features on all models, and push-button heated seats are optional for all generations and trims.

Every generation and trim level comes with:

  • Air conditioning (with dual-zone automatic climate control available)
  • One-touch electric windows
  • Gentle bolsters on front seats

Technology

Although the Grand Prix ended production before high-tech features Apple/Android Bluetooth integration, USB ports, touchscreen media centres and reverse cameras became prominent in vehicles, drivers still have access to great interior technology such as:

  • Standard CD stereo, with available MP3 and XM Satellite Radio on 2008 GXP and higher
  • Power locks and keyless entry
  • OnStar GPS communications and security system available for GT and GTP trims

Space

Available in both sedan and coupe models, the size of the Grand Prix makes it ideal for city driving and fitting into tight parking spaces. For cargo, its 16 cubic-foot trunk is average for coupe and sedan cars, but this can be extended with rear 60/40 folding seats. An exciting addition to the 2008 GX is the fold-flat front passenger seat, great for storing those set of skis for a long weekend away.

While cabin space in the front seat is abundant, the rear seats do lack a bit of head and legroom. Though if you have little ones, there's plenty of space to keep them happy.

Comfort

With independent front and rear suspension, the four-speed automatic Grand Prix drives smoothly even with front wheel drive only. Comfort is focused on the driver, with a tilt steering wheel to adjust exactly to your desired angle. Additionally, the GXP trim includes power lumbar support, which is great for long journeys, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel equipped with audio controls for ease of use. 

Pros and cons of the Pontiac Grand-Prix

  • Available as coupe or sedan
  • Variety of powertrains available
  • Powerful engine performance
  • Ceased production in 2008
  • Low-quality interior materials
  • High fuel consumption
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Pontiac Grand-Prix

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption11.8 - 12.9 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.1 - 7.9 L/100km
  • Width1875 mm
  • Length5033 - 5038 mm
  • Trunk space453 L
  • Cargo space1614 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Pontiac Grand-Prix

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 Grand-Prix 2004 - 2008 is available in 7 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:659 km

GT1 trim features and specs

Available with the GT1 trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
Available with the GT1 trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the GT1 trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the GT1 trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:659 km

GT2 trim features and specs

Available with the GT2 trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
Available with the GT2 trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the GT2 trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic traction control
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the GT2 trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Head-Up display (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the GT2 trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:659 km

Base trim features and specs

Available with the Base trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
Available with the Base trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the Base trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (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)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Base trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:659 km

GTP trim features and specs

Available with the GTP trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
Available with the GTP trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the GTP trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Electronic traction control
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the GTP trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Head-Up display (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the GTP trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 260 hp
City consumption:12.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:615 km

GT trim features and specs

Available with the GT trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
Available with the GT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the GT trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic traction control
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the GT trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Head-Up display (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
2 engines are available with the GT trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:659 km
3.8 L - Gas - 260 hp
City consumption:12.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:615 km

GXP trim features and specs

Available with the GXP trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Power steering
Available with the GXP trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
Available with the GXP trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (optional)
  • Electronic traction control
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the GXP trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer
  • Head-Up display
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the GXP trim:
5.3 L - Gas - 303 hp
City consumption:12.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 - 7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:603 km

Frequently asked questions about the Pontiac Grand-Prix

Although the Pontiac Grand Prix has a sporty look and feel, the Grand Prix technically falls under the sedan (four-door) and coupe (two-door) categories.

The coupe version of the Pontiac Grand Prix was manufactured from 1962 to 2002, while sedan models were made from 1988 to 2008.

Base trims of the Grand Prix will take a 16 or 17-inch tire, while GXP trims will fit an 18-inch tire.

All Pontiac Grand Prix trims and generations are fitted with front-wheel drive. Rear and all-wheel drive are not available with the Pontiac Grand Prix.

The bolt pattern for all generations and trims of the Pontiac Grand Prix are consistent: 5 lug 4.53 inch or 115 mm High Positive Offset.