2009 Pontiac G8 Review


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Head Turner by V8G8
 — I own a 2009 Pontiac g8 gt and I can only say good things about it especially the power of a ls2 corvette engine under the hood. Unfortunately pontiac went out of business but this is such a great ca... Read More
Bmw Killer by DrJ
 — This was (and is) one of GM's best efforts in a performance sedan. It has the options to be cool and the performance to be extremely fun. The fit anf finish is very good. I am 6'5" and the seats fit a... Read More
Hot Rod With Room For A Family Of 5 by 09G8GT
 — The best Pontiac ever built. I've owned 3 Pontiacs in the past 15 years and my new G8 GT is a HUGE upgrade. It's really gorgeous looking and turns heads. Then you get on the 6.0 liter V8 and it tur... Read More

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2009 Pontiac G8

The rear-wheel-drive G8 sedan represents Pontiac's newfound determination to live up to its once-glorious performance heritage. The 2009 G8 comes in three trims.

The base G8 provides a 3.6-liter V6 that spins out 256 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque through a five-speed automatic with manual shift control. You can expect to get from 0-60 in around 7 seconds, but the EPA gives the V6 a mediocre 17/25 mpg rating.

The next trim level, the GT, packs V8 punch with a 6.0-liter engine that pumps out 361 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed automatic. A manual transmission isn't available. Track testing produced a 5.3-second jump from 0-60. Yet even with Pontiac's cylinder deactivation feature, which allows the engine to run on four cylinders when cruising, the big V8 gets an EPA rating of 15/24 mpg.

The GXP packs Corvette power with a detuned 6.2-liter V8 blasting out 402 hp with 402 lb-ft of torque. At this level, a six-speed automatic or manual transmission is available. Pontiac claims the bigger V8 cuts at least a half-second from the GT's 0-60 time, but it hasn't received an EPA rating yet.

Does it handle? is always the question with big American muscle cars. It looks like Pontiac did its homework for the G8. Its BMW-like front strut/rear multilink suspension produces handling characteristics that give the G8 European sport-sedan agility.

The base G8's standard equipment list includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, XM Satellite Radio, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, four-way power front sport seats, and a seven-speaker CD system. G8 interiors are a big advance over previous Pontiac offerings, with nicer materials, solid construction, and stylish design.

Standard safety equipment across the line includes front seat and full-length side curtain airbags, stability control, traction control, ABS discs with brake assist, and an OnStar communication system.


by Albert A. Dalia

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