2009 Pontiac G8 Trims

Like gifts lavished upon an ignored stepchild, Pontiac loads the Aussie-built G8 with standard features, even in Base trim. Power everything is matched by remote entry and start, but pe... Read More

Like gifts lavished upon an ignored stepchild, Pontiac loads the Aussie-built G8 with standard features, even in Base trim. Power everything is matched by remote entry and start, but perhaps surpassed by a 7-speaker Blaupunkt CD/MP3 stereo with a digital media connection, satellite radio, and Bluetooth. One year of OnStar is also standard, as well as air conditioning, a trip computer, and a compass. Sitting in the left of the two front 4-way power bucket seats, the driver will notice a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with integrated radio controls, a tachometer, cruise control, and a center console. Illuminated visor mirrors make sure you’re looking as good as the car you’re driving, with its foglights, rear spoiler, and 18-inch alloy wheels, more features not usually found on a base trim. Variable intermittent wipers and a rear defogger keep things visible, as well as automatic headlights.

The whole package is powered by a 3.6-liter, DOHC, 24-valve V6 attached to a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capability, and just to make sure that it isn’t too much to handle, traction control is thrown in as well. Stopping is handled by four-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist. A tire pressure monitor is included, as well as daytime running lights, and airbags are abundant with dual front, front side, and curtain sides all standard.

Powertrain: 3.6L 256 hp V6 Engine, RWD, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 21
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Front air conditioning zones: single
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: iPod/iPhone integration · In-Dash CD: single disc · Premium Brand Speakers: Blaupunkt · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Total Number of Speakers: 7
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.73 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.89 · Rear brake width: .87 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Door sill trim: scuff plate · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: cargo net, seatback, door pockets - front and rear
Driver Seat Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 4
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 2.92
Engine Push-button Start · Remote engine start
Exterior Features Chrome accents · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Grille color: black with chrome accents · Hood scoop: dual · Mirror color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Multi-functional information center · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Locks Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, remote, manual folding · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: pass-thru · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Turns lock-to-lock: 2.8
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front suspension type: modified MacPherson strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: painted alloy
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
While the youngest is treated favorably in this family, the GT receives plenty of attention for 2009 in the Pontiac G8 lineup, with power everything and an 11-speaker Blaupunkt 6-CD/MP3... Read More

While the youngest is treated favorably in this family, the GT receives plenty of attention for 2009 in the Pontiac G8 lineup, with power everything and an 11-speaker Blaupunkt 6-CD/MP3 stereo with digital media connection, satellite radio, and Bluetooth. One year of OnStar is also standard, as well as dual-zone automatic climate controls and a compass. A leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel with integrated radio controls sits in front of the driver’s 4-way power bucket seat, as well as a tachometer, cruise control, and a trip computer. Moving to the passenger’s 4-way power bucket seat, we pass over a center console and notice illuminated visor mirrors to help make sure you look just as good as the car you’re driving.

Speaking of which, there are several visual cues to distinguish GTs from the base trim, like chrome-trimmed door handles, clear tail-lamp lenses, and quad exhaust tips, while foglights, a rear spoiler, and 18-inch alloy wheels are retained. Variable intermittent wipers and a rear defogger keep things visible, as well as automatic headlights.

The big upgrade is in the 6.0-liter V8 with a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission, with traction control and a limited-slip differential to distribute power evenly. Stopping duty is handled by four-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist. A tire pressure monitor is included as well as daytime running lights, and airbags are abundant with dual front, front side, and curtain sides all standard.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 6.0L 361 hp V8 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: iPod/iPhone integration · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand Speakers: Blaupunkt · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Subwoofer: 2 · Total Number of Speakers: 11 · Watts: 230
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.64 · Front brake width: 1.0 · Front brakes: disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.76 · Rear brake width: .87 · Rear brakes: disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Door sill trim: scuff plate · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power outlet(s): two 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: cargo net, seatback, door pockets - front and rear
Driver Seat Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 4
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 2.92 · Limited slip differential: rear
Engine Push-button Start · Remote engine start
Exterior Features Chrome accents · Exhaust: quad exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Grille color: black with chrome accents · Hood scoop: dual · Mirror color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Multi-functional information center · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Locks Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, remote, manual folding · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest: pass-thru · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Turns lock-to-lock: 2.8
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front suspension type: modified MacPherson strut · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: summer performance
Wheels Rim type: painted alloy
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Average Price:$30,452
There’s a difference between being treated favorably and being the favorite, and apparently it’s about 40 hp. That’s the increase you’ll see with the 6.2-liter V8 in the 2009 Pontiac G8... Read More

There’s a difference between being treated favorably and being the favorite, and apparently it’s about 40 hp. That’s the increase you’ll see with the 6.2-liter V8 in the 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP over the GT’s 6.0-liter engine. It still comes with traction control and a limited-slip differential, but the six-speed shiftable automatic is offered alongside an optional six-speed manual transmission in the GXP. With unique exterior styling and leather upholstery, it’ll be hard to mistake it for anything other than a top-tier model, especially with its 19-inch polished alloy rims.

Power everything is complemented by an 11-speaker Blaupunkt 6-CD/MP3 stereo with digital media connection, satellite radio, and Bluetooth, which can be controlled via the buttons on the leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel. That leather matches the heated, 6-way power bucket seats, something missing in the other trims. One year of OnStar is also standard, as well as dual-zone automatic climate controls and a compass, tachometer, cruise control, and a trip computer. A center console and illuminated visor mirrors keep things nice and convenient.

Visual cues carry over from the GT, including chrome-trimmed door handles and mirrors, clear tail-lamp lenses, quad exhaust tips, foglights, and a rear spoiler, but a performance suspension gives a more aggressive stance, along with body molding that sets the GXP apart from the rest of the family. Variable intermittent wipers and a rear defogger keep things visible, as well as automatic headlights.

Stopping duty is handled by uprated four-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist. A tire pressure monitor is included as well as daytime running lights, and airbags are abundant with dual front, front side, and curtain sides all standard.

Adds to Base:
Enhanced Powertrain: 6.2L 415 hp V8 Engine, 6-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 0
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand Speakers: Blaupunkt · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: XM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Subwoofer: 2 · Total Number of Speakers: 11
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 14.0 · Front brake width: 1.26 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.76 · Rear brake width: .9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Door sill trim: scuff plate · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Shift knob trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power outlet(s): 12V · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, phone, multi-function screen controls · Storage: cargo net, front seatback, door pockets - front and rear
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.27 · Limited slip differential: rear
Engine Battery: maintenance-free, heavy duty · Remote engine start
Exterior Features Exhaust: quad exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Grille color: black with chrome accents · Hood scoop: dual · Mirror color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG and range · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, Auto off
Locks Power door locks
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Center armrest: pass-thru · Type: bench
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: sport bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Kit: inflator kit, tire sealant
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Sport Suspension · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Wheels Rim type: polished aluminum
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · One-touch windows: 2 · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger