2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Trims

As in previous years, the 2008 Grand Prix Base model receives a 200-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 engine, resulting in a family sedan that many drivers and reviewers consider to be underpowe... Read More
As in previous years, the 2008 Grand Prix Base model receives a 200-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 engine, resulting in a family sedan that many drivers and reviewers consider to be underpowered, especially when compared to some models from competitors. On the plus side, the Grand Prix delivers a smooth ride and acceptable handling, and has a roomy trunk, making it a good choice for a family vehicle.
The front-wheel-drive Grand Prix Base model comes standard with such features as remote keyless entry, air conditioning, a power-adjustable driver's seat, power windows, cruise control, and 16-inch alloy wheels, as well as OnStar and a six-speaker AM/FM stereo system with a CD player.
On the downside, it has a small backseat (adequate for children but cramped for adults), some plastic interior parts that detract from its overall build quality, a lack of adequate interior storage space, and a V6 engine that some consider noisy. Another factor that puts it at a disadvantage: anti-lock brakes and traction control are not part of the standard equipment package, although they are available as add-ons. A tire pressure monitoring system is standard, however.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.5 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: door pockets, front seatback
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 6
Exterior Features Cargo tie downs · Rear spoiler
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: integrated headrests · Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link, MacPherson struts · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone antenna · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims P Tires · Wheels: painted alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Essentially unchanged for 2008, which will be its last year in production, the GXP is the higher-end version of Pontiac's mid-size Grand Prix sedan. It provides drivers with a sportier ... Read More
Essentially unchanged for 2008, which will be its last year in production, the GXP is the higher-end version of Pontiac's mid-size Grand Prix sedan. It provides drivers with a sportier driving experience than the standard Grand Prix, thanks to a larger engine, in the form of a 303-horsepower V8, as well as a sport-tuned suspension, stronger shocks, and larger 18-inch performance tires.
The GXP is available only with a four-speed automatic transmission, although it comes with a manual shift feature that enables drivers to upshift and downshift depending on driving conditions. Anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, a tire pressure monitor, and dual front-side airbags are also part of the package.
Early report indicate that, like the 2007 Grand Prix GXP, the 2008 model is a respectable effort, with plenty of trunk space, a smooth ride, and responsive handling. However, the heavy V8 engine, combined with the car's front-wheel drive, can result in sluggish steering when accelerating. The exterior design is also dated, although the car will certainly with find a market with some buyers.
On the plus side, the Grand Prix GXP is equipped with Safety Cage Construction with front and rear crush zones.
Adds to Base:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · Monsoon premium brand speakers · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 9 Total Speakers · 245 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.0 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: leather · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Remote engine start · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Manual adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 6
Engine Cylinder Deactivation
Exterior Features Cargo tie downs · Rear spoiler
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: integrated headrests · Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Head-up display · Tachometer · Transmission temperature gauge · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split, flat · Upholstery: leather/suede
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link, MacPherson struts · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone antenna · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Profile: 45 · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance · Width: 255
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · P Tires · W Speed Rated Tires · Wheels: polished alloy
Wheels Width: 7.0
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger