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Based on 45 reviews
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 45 reviews
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
Reduced Engine Power Light
I have a pontiac grand prix 2005 the reduced engine ligh comes on (mor so in rain) the car will not excelerate above 30 pmh or so and the it will completley stall out. Usally if I wait 10 to 15 mins...
Heater Not Getting Hot
I have a 2005 pontiac grand prix. Heater fan works, but blows cool air. We replaced the thermostat but that didn't make a difference. What else could be wrong besides the heater core? Is there any...
I have a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, I went to turn it over and I heard a "click" and I lost all power to my car. Popped the hood and wiggled the connectors on the battery and power was restored. Tried...
Slight Over Heating While Idling?? Do I Have A Problem?
I JUST bought a used 05 pontiac grand prix, 140k miles, 3.8 engine. was driving it around last night for only the second day, and left it idling in a parking lot for about 30 minutes while the pe...
What Is Gt1 And Gt2
what is meant by GT1 and GT2 style of grand prix?