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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,815
158 listings nationwide

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2009 Pontiac G8
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,375
92 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
14 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
Base

The Pontiac Grand Prix backpedals a bit for 2008, which will be its last year in production. A GT version with a 260-horsepower supercharged V6 engine, available the previous few years...

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.

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
Base
writes:
Really good appearance, not great. V6 has good performance, not really good. Good condition gxps are hard to f...
Front Seats Ranked 1998 Ford Taurus worse.
"Sportier bucket seats versus bench like seats for the Taurus."
Family Car Ranked 1998 Ford Taurus worse.
"A family type car that doesnt make feel like your in an old mans car..."
writes:
Best ride in a car that I have experienced.
15
writes:
Beside some electrical issue some idiot had before me im content right now
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:
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."
35
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!"

Specs

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
Base
2009 Pontiac G8
Base
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17 gal 19 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
200 hp @ 5,200 RPM
256 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
230 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
248 lb-ft @ 2,100 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.4:1
10.2:1
Displacement
3,800 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.8 in x 3.4 in
3.7 in x 3.37 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 3 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional 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 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 36.2 in 39.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 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 198.3 in 196.1 in
Width 71.6 in 74.8 in
Height 55.9 in 57.7 in
Wheelbase 110.5 in 114.8 in

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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
Base
2009 Pontiac G8
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