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2006 Pontiac Grand Am
GT Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A
2009 Pontiac G8
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,678
96 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
16 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2006 Pontiac Grand Am
GT Coupe

Since the last Grand Am rolled off the assembly line in Lansing, Mich., in late 2004, any cars sold for the 2006 model year would essentially have been carry-overs from the previous ye...

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 Grand Am
GT Coupe
No User Reviews
2009 Pontiac G8
Base
40
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."
writes:
Beautiful car. Sleek arrow dynamic styling. However, very limited on amenities, even for a car of its time. Th...
Power Ranked 2016 Chevrolet SS RWD better.
"LS3 415hp motor"
Handling Ranked 2016 Chevrolet SS RWD better.
"Magnetic ride control"
writes:
Great sport sedan. Fun to drive with great power and handling.
Power Ranked 2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD worse.
"Engine is for performance v6."
Family Car Ranked 2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD better.
"More room thats it."

Specs

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

Available Options

2006 Pontiac Grand Am
GT Coupe
2009 Pontiac G8
Base

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