2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

Grand Prix

Looking for a Used Grand Prix in your area?

CarGurus has 3,814 nationwide Grand Prix listings starting at $900.

Average user score
4.3 5 stars
Based on 60 reviews

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Overview

Emphasizing a sportier style and performance, the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix focuses most of its attention on the powerful GT and GTP trims, and leaves the base SE sedan for fleet and rental sales. Proof? The SE comes in sedan only, with a 3.1-liter, 175-hp V6. The GT and GTP is either a sedan or a coupe, with a gruntier 3.8 V6 that gets 200-hp in the GT and 240 in the supercharged GTP. A 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is standard across the Grand Prix lineup.
The 2001 Grand Prix puts a new grille on the SE and makes OnStar standard on GTPs. A Wide Track Smart Package for the SE adds a spoiler. The Special Edition Package for GT and GTP models adds a rear spoiler, hood scoops. shiny dual exhaust tips, and the requisite badging. As part of its performance orientation, Pontiac has given the Grand Prix more swooping body lines and sits it low to the ground. Inside, the cockpit-like front seat also sits low in front of an overly busy instrument cluster that's lit orange at night. Though the 2001 Grand Prix is big enough for five passengers, four would be most comfortable. A fold-down armrest in back doubles as a pass-through to the spacious trunk.
Though it's no sports car by any means, the 2001 Grand Prix is plenty fast, with terrific sporty handling and smooth acceleration and shifting, say owners. They praise the engine performance, along with the roominess and overall sleek looks. The biggest complaint seems to be about the cheaply-made plastic parts, which break or fall off or just don't seem in keeping with the exterior styling. It also tends to rattle because of this. Rear legroom can be cramped, the dashboard is too cluttered, and low ground clearance means scraping the front end.


What's your take on the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix?

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix vs:

    Have you driven a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix?  
    Rank This Car

    Cars compared to 2001 Pontiac Grand PrixPeople researching a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix contacted a dealer about

    Grand Prix

    Looking for a Used Grand Prix in your area?

    CarGurus has 3,814 nationwide Grand Prix listings starting at $900.

    Have questions?   Ask a question

    Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

    Key Stuck In Ignition

    can't get the key out of the ignition. the car will be in park but the ignition switch won't turn back to the position to let the key out. the steering wheel won't lock either because you can't get t...

    26,017 views with 38 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    2001 Grand Prix Gtp Transmission Rebuild Or ?

    A week ago I started noticing odd behavior while cruising on the highway at speed or accelerating under light load. On the highway, the RPMs would fluctuate by a couple hundred or so. Almost like i...

    36 views with 7 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Not Getting Heat

    Temp gauge on car will jump around mainly between 190 and 210. Have replaced thermostat, hoses all feel hot, but still not getting any heat in the car 2001 pontiac grand prix gt with the 3.8. Help...

    80 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Fix My Electoral In Car

    The power doesn't work inside the car how do I fix it

    21 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)


    I own a 01 GT, and looking to supercharge it, as i dont have the GTP. Just wondering if anyone has done this before, and if its doable. I cant see why not, but any help would be appreciated.

    4,442 views with 15 answers (last answer about a month ago)