Pontiac GTO vs Pontiac G8

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2006 Pontiac GTO
Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,352
105 listings nationwide

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2009 Pontiac G8
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$10,324
124 listings nationwide
5 GREAT deals
14 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews

Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2006 Pontiac GTO
Coupe

The last year of a proposed three-year tryout, the 2006 Pontiac GTO two-door performance coupe offers few alterations. Already packed with a 6.0-liter, 400-hp V8 that gets up to 60 mph...

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 ...

User Reviews and User Rankings

User Rankings by Category

Users ranked cars they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Winning categories:
    Winning categories:
      Based on rankings.
      2006 Pontiac GTO
      Coupe
      75
      2006 Pontiac GTO CoupeReview:

      An Awesome Sleeper. — The GTO is a great car for the price. The first mods that need to be done are the radius rod bushing...

      Primary Use: Commuting to work

      55
      2006 Pontiac GTO CoupeReview:

      Exactly What I Wanted — You have to know what you are in for with this car. Fast and fun to drive. Don't plan too many famil...

      Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

      40
      2006 Pontiac GTO CoupeReview:

      Awesome Car Needs No Repairs Or Maintenence. — I love these cars I've had 2 2006 GTOs. It's the only car you can get a corvette v8 six spee manual ...

      Primary Use: Family transportation

      2009 Pontiac G8
      Base
      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

      Specs

      2006 Pontiac GTO
      Coupe
      2009 Pontiac G8
      Base
      Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
      Drivetrain
      RWD
      RWD
      RWD
      Fuel Economy, City
      15 MPG
      14 MPG
      17 MPG
      Fuel Economy, Highway
      23 MPG
      19 MPG
      25 MPG
      Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 19 gal
      Engine
      Fuel Type
      Gasoline
      Gasoline
      Gasoline
      Power
      400 hp @ 5,200 RPM
      400 hp @ 5,200 RPM
      256 hp @ 6,300 RPM
      Torque
      400 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
      400 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
      248 lb-ft @ 2,100 RPM
      Cylinders
      8 cylinders
      8 cylinders
      6 cylinders
      Compression Ratio
      --
      --
      10.2:1
      Displacement
      6,000 cc
      6,000 cc
      3,600 cc
      Bore x Stroke
      --
      --
      3.7 in x 3.37 in
      Safety
      ABS Brakes Standard Standard
      Driver Airbag Standard Standard
      Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
      Front Side Airbags -- Standard
      Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
      Curtain Airbags -- Standard
      NHTSA Crash Test Results
      Comfort and Convenience
      Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
      Leather Seats Standard Optional
      Air Conditioning Standard Standard
      CD Player Standard Standard
      CD Changer Standard Optional
      Radio Standard Standard
      Power Windows Standard Standard
      Power Door Locks Standard Standard
      Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
      Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
      Interior
      Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
      Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.2 in
      Back Legroom 37.1 in 39.4 in
      Payload and Towing
      Cargo Volume 7 cu ft 17.5 cu ft
      Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
      Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
      Exterior
      Length 189.8 in 196.1 in
      Width 72.5 in 74.8 in
      Height 54.9 in 57.7 in
      Wheelbase 109.8 in 114.8 in

      Available Options

      2006 Pontiac GTO
      Coupe
      2009 Pontiac G8
      Base

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