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2006 Pontiac GTO
Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,979
91 listings nationwide

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2009 Pontiac G8
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$9,648
124 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
27 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 Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2006 Pontiac GTO
Coupe
writes:
A real serious driving machine. Careful she can get out of hand. Thrilling!
Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe worse.
"Mustang comes in so many options from 4 cyl, V6 to V8. The GTO is all power 6.0"
Back Seats Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe worse.
"The GTO has more seating room, bigger car! "
writes:
Really nice car, just liked the room in the monte carlo better.
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LTZ FWD better.
"Large trunk"
Family Car Ranked 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LTZ FWD better.
"Roomy back seat."
writes:
Great bang for your buck. Keeps up with Modern sports cars.
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:
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.
"SPACE!"
writes:
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!"

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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