2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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Base
Avg. Price: $6,220
GT
Avg. Price: $7,106
GTP
Avg. Price: $7,395
GXP
Avg. Price: $9,001

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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 45 reviews

She Loves It - I Don't by jdebaker
 — My fiancee owns this 05 Pontiac Grand Prix. Cargo Room: Fold Down Back Seats + the passenger seat folds down flat as well - (fits longer items), so she can stuff it full when traveling out of town (wi... Read More
05 Pontiac Grand Prix Base by Sarah
 — It has a good amount of power, probably just what you would expect for a 3.8L V6, but you totally pay for it in city gas mileage. I've been getting under 20mpgs in the city, but I get slightly over ... Read More
P G P Gt by blkbox
 — The only thing I dislike about this vehicle after owning it for such a short periord of time I replaced the transmission and not only was it an arm or leg to purchase but these mechanics are ridiculou... Read More

2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix

As proof that the Grand Prix is trying to beef up Pontiac's roots as a performance car brand, it adds a newer and nastier trim to its lineup in midyear 2005.  The 2005 Grand Prix, a four-door large mid-sized sedan, now comes in base, GT, GTP, and the ultra-sporty GXP.  The GXP is powered by a new 5.3-liter, 303-hp V8 engine, compared to the 3.8 V6 in the other trims, which get 200-hp in the base and GT and 230-hp in the supercharged GTP.  All are paired with the 4-speed auto tran.
The 2005 Grand Prix GXP comes standard with a stiffer suspension, Stabilitrak stability control, and TAPshift, which you can still get on the GTP as part of the racier Comp-G packaage.  Leather seats and 18-inch wheels combine with the cockpit-like dash and low-slung seats to fulfill  the everyday commuter's dream of driving a race car.  All 2005 Grand Prix models feature fold-down rear and front passenger seats, cruise control, driver information center, fog lights and power windows and locks.  As you go up the ladder, you add power seats, heads-up display, and leather seats.  ABS and side impact airbags are standard on all but the base model.  New in 2005, Onstar is standard on all models.  Dual-zone climate control, a DVD navigation system, and remote start are new options this year.
The new GXP approaches the sporty performance of the GTO, turning the 2005 Grand Prix away from just being a family car.  Drivers love its speed and power, though comment that the ride can feel rough.  Overall, Grand Prix owners agree that handling is smooth, acceleration instant and responsive, and gas mileage is good for a mid-size.  They love the large trunk and the heads-up display.  On the downside, is the cheap-looking interior and cluttered layout, the lack of headroom, a cramped backseat (particularly in the GXP), no lumbar support in the front seats, and the need for a manual transmission.

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Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

walter1752
75

How Come My Remote Starter Does Not Always Work

The remote switch or system does not always work properly. Sometimes I have to be right at the car for the doors to unlock or I can be 100 feet away and it works. I have only been able to start the ca...

5,415 views with 7 answers (last answer about a week ago)
jbruckner17
10

2005 Grand Prix: High Beams Not Working

Hi, I have a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix I just got. My brights don't work. When I flip the brights switch, the blue light on the cluster comes on, but my brights don't. The low beams don't turn off or ...

19 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
jbruckner17
10

2005 Grand Prix: High Beams Not Working

Hi, I have a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix I just got. My brights don't work. When I flip the brights switch, the blue light on the cluster comes on, but my brights don't. The low beams don't turn off or ...

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Jerry Tyler
0

I Have A Question About My 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Gt.

Basically, half of the time I start my car it starts up very weak and immediatly starts sputtering and then dies. The other half of the time it starts up very strong. Replaced the battery 3 months a...

19 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
waveney26
0

Brakes

sometimes when I brake, my pedal feels as if there is a rod beneath. What and why is that?

12 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)