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2009 Pontiac G8
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107 listings nationwide
6 GREAT deals
19 GOOD deals


2019 BMW 3 Series
330i xDrive Wagon AWD
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1 listings nationwide


Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2009 Pontiac G8

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 ...

2019 BMW 3 Series
330i xDrive Wagon AWD
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A staple in the BMW lineup, the 3 Series enters 2019 as a brand new seventh-generation model. Compared to the outgoing 3 Series, its dimensions are larger, but it’s also lighter, more ...

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

2009 Pontiac G8
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."
Over all best car I have ever owned. Daily driver (110 mi. day) Very fast on the road, great ride. Not a track...
Handling Ranked 2009 Cadillac CTS-V RWD worse.
"CTS is front heavy, G8GT is almost a 50/50 balance!"
Back Seats Ranked 2009 Cadillac CTS-V RWD worse.
Probably one of the most exciting Saloons I’ve ever driven. This car is definitely and will always be missed.
Would Buy Ranked 2009 Cadillac CTS-V RWD worse.
"I love this car and it’s one of a kind helped Pontiac go out with a bang!"
2019 BMW 3 Series
330i xDrive Wagon AWD


2009 Pontiac G8
2019 BMW 3 Series
330i xDrive Wagon AWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Dual Clutch
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 15.8 gal
Fuel Type
256 hp @ 6,300 RPM
248 hp @ 5,200 RPM
248 lb-ft @ 2,100 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
3,600 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.37 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
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 Standard
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 Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 35 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.5 cu ft 27.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 900 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Length 196.1 in 182.8 in
Width 74.8 in 80 in
Height 57.7 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 114.8 in 110.6 in

Available Options

2009 Pontiac G8
2019 BMW 3 Series
330i xDrive Wagon AWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Convenience Package
  • Executive Package
  • Harman/Kardon Surround Sound System
  • M Sport Package
  • Navigation System
  • Premium Package
  • Shadow Sport Edition
  • Track Handling Package
  • Wireless Charging
  • Active Cruise Control
  • Black W/Red Hi/Stitch, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black/Dark Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac/Dark Brown, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Venetian Beige/DK. Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Coral Red/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Wheels: 18" X 8" Double-Spoke (Style 397)
  • Wheels: 18" X 8" FR & 18" X 8.5" RR (Style 397)

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