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2009 Pontiac G8
Base
No Data Available
2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
MSRP
$34,900
Invoice
$32,955
Average Price Paid
$33,370
918 listings nationwide

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2009 Pontiac G8
Base
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320i Sedan RWD
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2009 Pontiac G8
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$10,132
100 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
13 GOOD deals

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2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,167
424 listings nationwide
23 GREAT deals
63 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2009 Pontiac G8
Base

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 ...

2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
Megan Hennessey Preview:

Few vehicles define the marriage of performance and luxury like the BMW 3 Series. For decades, it has been an attractive, precise, and upscale small car. The 2018 BMW 3 Series is avail...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2009 Pontiac G8
Base
10
writes:
Car is lighter and has very notable acceleration over the Camaro. Much rarer as well. It was produced in the ...
Handling Ranked 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe RWD worse.
"They handled very similar in most aspects, but the car seemed smaller and lighter. Traction control usually kicked in while shifting into second on the G8 GT. Also, while at higher speeds, there was more immediate acceleration by the G8 GT."
Back Seats Ranked 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe RWD worse.
"Much roomier. It is a full size sedan with a performance motor."
5
writes:
just drove like twice and was roomy liked the car too
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2009 Cadillac CTS-V RWD worse.
"more room"
Family Car Ranked 2009 Cadillac CTS-V RWD better.
"the comfort"
45
2009 Pontiac G8 BaseReview:

A Fun, Practical, And Sporty Car — This car has been a blast to drive. It looks mean and sporty yet provides all the practicality of a...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
30
writes:
Car is overhyped and not fun to drive and it looks bad.
Family Car Ranked 2018 Audi A4 better.
"Safety"
Value Ranked 2018 Audi A4 better.
"Power, looks, technology"
30
writes:
Bmw 330i Nice car but the kia stinger GT Hands down was a better performer

Specs

2009 Pontiac G8
Base
2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
35 MPG
35 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
256 hp @ 6,300 RPM
180 hp @ 5,000 RPM
180 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
248 lb-ft @ 2,100 RPM
200 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM
200 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
11:1
11:1
Displacement
3,600 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.37 in
3.31 in x 3.55 in
3.31 in x 3.55 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.5 cu ft 13 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 196.1 in 182.8 in
Width 74.8 in 80 in
Height 57.7 in 56.3 in
Wheelbase 114.8 in 110.6 in

Available Options

2009 Pontiac G8
Base
2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Jatoba Brown Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Platinum Silver Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic

Option Packages

  • Navigation System
  • Wireless Charging
  • Burl Walnut Wood Trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome
  • Fineline Anthracite Wood Trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome
  • Brushed Aluminum Trim with High-Gloss Black Accent
  • Convenience Package
  • Premium Package
  • Sport Package
  • Track Handling Package
  • Active Blind-Spot Detection
  • Driving Assistance Package
  • Park Distance Control
  • Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Venetian Beige/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Wheels: 18" x 8" Light Alloy Turbine (Style 415)

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