2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Trims and Specs

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
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.05
Exterior Features 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: Auto on, 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
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $21,815 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.8L 200 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
28MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$21,815
Invoice$20,615

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
28MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.8L 200 hp V6
Power 200 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 230 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom36.2 in
Wheelbase110.5 in
Length198.3 in
Width71.6 in
Height55.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
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.
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 · 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
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 2.93
Engine Cylinder Deactivation
Exterior Features 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: Auto on, 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 · Upholstery accents: faux 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, all season · Width: 255
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · P Tires · W Speed Rated Tires · Wheels: polished alloy
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Wheels Width: 7.0
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $28,815 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 5.3L 303 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$28,815
Invoice$27,230

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

5.3L 303 hp V8
Power 303 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 323 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume17 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom36.2 in
Wheelbase110.5 in
Length198.3 in
Width71.6 in
Height55.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
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.