2008 Pontiac G6 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

Find Another Pontiac G6
$18,765-$30,210
$17,733-$28,548
18 /CITY / 27 /HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability

What Changed for 2008:

  • All-new G6 coupe, sedan and convertible

  • All-new GXP model

  • GXP-specific leather seating, trim and instrumentation

  • New Street Edition package

  • New 6-speed automatic transmission

  • Standard stability control system
Overview
Pontiac expands its G6 portfolio in 2008 with the addition of the all-new front-engine, front-wheel drive, midsize 4-passenger G6 coupe, 5-passenger sedan, and convertible. In addition, Pontiac offers its G6 GXP model and Street Edition package. Other high-performance GXP models from Pontiac include the 2008 Grand Prix, Solstice and Torrent.

Model Lineup
For 2008, Pontiac's G6 lineup includes coupe, sedan and convertible models, available as GT and GXP coupe; base sedan, GT sedan and GXP sedan; as well as base convertible models. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, console, analog instrumentation, cruise control, power door locks, and front bucket seats. Five packages are available on the sedan: Sport (available on base sedan); GT Preferred (available on base sedan); GXP Performance (available on GXP); Premium (available on GT); and Sun and Sound (available on base, GT and GXP models).

All GXP models include body-hugging, highly bolstered seats; racing-style gauges with true-red light-emitting diode (LED) instrument backlighting; automatic climate control; tachometer; and theft-deterrent system. Available options include heated seats; 6-way power-adjustable pedals; leather seating surfaces and leather-appointed seating with two-tone inserts; remote vehicle starting; and in-dash 6-disc CD changer. GXP coupe and sedan feature specific GXP sport-tuned suspensions; stability control; large, heavy-duty 4-wheel disc brakes and 4-channel anti-lock braking system. Base GXP models get 18-inch aluminum alloy painted flangeless 5-spoke wheels, while the Street Edition GXP (available in coupe and sedan) includes a new hood with scoops, hammerhead spoiler, and unique 18-inch wheels. Black chrome-finished 18-inch wheels are also available.

Two equipment packages are available on the G6 convertible. The Sport package includes a 3.9-liter V-6 sequential-fuel injection engine; exhaust outlets with dual chrome tips; 4-speed automatic transmission; 3.69 axle ratio; stability control; 18-inch alloy ultra bright 5-spoke flangeless wheels; front automatic air conditioning; and 6-way power driver seat adjuster. The Premium package includes remote vehicle starter; heated driver and front passenger seats; front bucket leather-appointed seats; 6-way power driver seat adjuster; power adjustable pedals; and front and rear carpeted floor mats.

Powertrain
There are four powertrains in the 2008 Pontiac G6 lineup. These include the Ecotec 2.4-liter 4-cylinder multi-port fuel injection engine that delivers 164 hp at 6400 rpm and 162 lb.-ft. of torque at 5000 rpm, paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission; and a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with sequential fuel injection (SFI) that generates 219 hp at 5900 rpm and 219 lb.-ft. of torque at 3200 rpm, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, standard on GXP. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine with sequential fuel injection and variable valve timing (VVT) produces 252 hp at 6300 rpm and 251 lb.-ft. of torque at 3200 rpm. It's mated to an advanced, electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard in the convertible is the 3.5-liter V-6 engine with sequential fuel injection that delivers 217 hp at 5800 rpm and 217 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The optional 3.9-liter V-6 engine with SFI generates 222 hp at 5600 rpm and 238 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm.

EPA fuel economy estimates for the family of G6 engines are as follows: 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway for the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine; 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway for the 3.5-liter V-6 engine; 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway for the 3.6-liter V-6 engine; and 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway for the 3.9-liter V-6 engine.

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2008 Pontiac G6 include GM's StabiliTrak dynamic stability control system; PASSLOCK theft-deterrent system; OnStar (one-year of service included); dual-stage frontal and side-impact air bags; driver and right-front passenger air bags with passenger sensing system; and 3-point safety belts with pre-tensioners for front-seat occupants.

Technology
A Monsoon high-performance 8-speaker sound system with high-mounted tweeters and sub-woofer are standard on GT and GXP models. Other technology features include power programmable body-colored outside mirrors; heat-rejecting Solar Ray light-tinted glass; stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, Radio Data System, TheftLock, random disc function and graphic equalizer; Driver Information Center; and auxiliary input jack for an iPod/MP3 player. OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation, vehicle diagnostics and hands-free calling are also available.

What Changed for 2008:

  • All-new G6 coupe, sedan and convertible

  • All-new GXP model

  • GXP-specific leather seating, trim and instrumentation

  • New Street Edition package

  • New 6-speed automatic transmission

  • Standard stability control system
Overview
Pontiac expands its G6 portfolio in 2008 with the addition of the all-new front-engine, front-wheel drive, midsize 4-passenger G6 coupe, 5-passenger sedan, and convertible. In addition, Pontiac offers its G6 GXP model and Street Edition package. Other high-performance GXP models from Pontiac include the 2008 Grand Prix, Solstice and Torrent.

Model Lineup
For 2008, Pontiac's G6 lineup includes coupe, sedan and convertible models, available as GT and GXP coupe; base sedan, GT sedan and GXP sedan; as well as base convertible models. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, console, analog instrumentation, cruise control, power door locks, and front bucket seats. Five packages are available on the sedan: Sport (available on base sedan); GT Preferred (available on base sedan); GXP Performance (available on GXP); Premium (available on GT); and Sun and Sound (available on base, GT and GXP models).

All GXP models include body-hugging, highly bolstered seats; racing-style gauges with true-red light-emitting diode (LED) instrument backlighting; automatic climate control; tachometer; and theft-deterrent system. Available options include heated seats; 6-way power-adjustable pedals; leather seating surfaces and leather-appointed seating with two-tone inserts; remote vehicle starting; and in-dash 6-disc CD changer. GXP coupe and sedan feature specific GXP sport-tuned suspensions; stability control; large, heavy-duty 4-wheel disc brakes and 4-channel anti-lock braking system. Base GXP models get 18-inch aluminum alloy painted flangeless 5-spoke wheels, while the Street Edition GXP (available in coupe and sedan) includes a new hood with scoops, hammerhead spoiler, and unique 18-inch wheels. Black chrome-finished 18-inch wheels are also available.

Two equipment packages are available on the G6 convertible. The Sport package includes a 3.9-liter V-6 sequential-fuel injection engine; exhaust outlets with dual chrome tips; 4-speed automatic transmission; 3.69 axle ratio; stability control; 18-inch alloy ultra bright 5-spoke flangeless wheels; front automatic air conditioning; and 6-way power driver seat adjuster. The Premium package includes remote vehicle starter; heated driver and front passenger seats; front bucket leather-appointed seats; 6-way power driver seat adjuster; power adjustable pedals; and front and rear carpeted floor mats.

Powertrain
There are four powertrains in the 2008 Pontiac G6 lineup. These include the Ecotec 2.4-liter 4-cylinder multi-port fuel injection engine that delivers 164 hp at 6400 rpm and 162 lb.-ft. of torque at 5000 rpm, paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission; and a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with sequential fuel injection (SFI) that generates 219 hp at 5900 rpm and 219 lb.-ft. of torque at 3200 rpm, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, standard on GXP. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine with sequential fuel injection and variable valve timing (VVT) produces 252 hp at 6300 rpm and 251 lb.-ft. of torque at 3200 rpm. It's mated to an advanced, electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard in the convertible is the 3.5-liter V-6 engine with sequential fuel injection that delivers 217 hp at 5800 rpm and 217 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The optional 3.9-liter V-6 engine with SFI generates 222 hp at 5600 rpm and 238 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm.

EPA fuel economy estimates for the family of G6 engines are as follows: 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway for the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine; 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway for the 3.5-liter V-6 engine; 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway for the 3.6-liter V-6 engine; and 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway for the 3.9-liter V-6 engine.

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2008 Pontiac G6 include GM's StabiliTrak dynamic stability control system; PASSLOCK theft-deterrent system; OnStar (one-year of service included); dual-stage frontal and side-impact air bags; driver and right-front passenger air bags with passenger sensing system; and 3-point safety belts with pre-tensioners for front-seat occupants.

Technology
A Monsoon high-performance 8-speaker sound system with high-mounted tweeters and sub-woofer are standard on GT and GXP models. Other technology features include power programmable body-colored outside mirrors; heat-rejecting Solar Ray light-tinted glass; stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, Radio Data System, TheftLock, random disc function and graphic equalizer; Driver Information Center; and auxiliary input jack for an iPod/MP3 player. OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation, vehicle diagnostics and hands-free calling are also available.
Available Trims for the 2008 Pontiac G6
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name GT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23100.00 Engine 3.9L/238 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
Name GXP (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26755.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
Name GT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 30210.00 Engine 3.9L/238 City/Hwy MPG 15/22
Name 1SV Value Leader (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 18765.00 Engine 3.5L/214 City/Hwy MPG 18/29
Name 4dr Sdn Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 20290.00 Engine 3.5L/214 City/Hwy MPG 18/29
Name GT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23100.00 Engine 3.9L/238 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
Name GXP (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26960.00 Engine 3.6L/220 City/Hwy MPG 17/26

J.D. Power data for this year, make and model is not available at this time

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.
INTERIOR
  • Seats, 45/45 front bucket
  • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual with power height adjustment and ratcheting lumbar
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding
  • Console, floor with floor shifter, integral armrest, lighted shift indicator, parking brake and storage compartment
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, temperature, fuel, tachometer and trip odometer
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and delayed locking
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Remote Keyless Entry, extended-range
  • Trunk release, power
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-key III+
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
  • Defogger, rear-window
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors (Illuminated visor vanity mirrors)
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
  • Brake handle, leather-wrapped
  • Lighting, interior with illuminated entry and theater dimming
  • Map pocket, driver seatback
  • Map pocket, front passenger seatback
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Seats, heated, driver and front passenger
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass display
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) Chrome-Tech cast aluminum
  • Tires, P225/50R17 touring, blackwall
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with reflector optics, automatic exterior lamp control and 20-second delay off feature
  • Fog lamps, front, integral in fascia with projector beam
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted, heat rejecting
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Satin Black
  • Wipers, front intermittent, speed-sensitive, controlled-cycle
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) 5-spoke, bright Chrome-Tech
  • Tires, P225/50R18 touring, blackwall
  • GXP exterior appearance features, includes unique front fascia with polished braided stainless-steel mesh upper and lower grilles, unique rear fascia, unique rocker extensions, (DL6) body-color power-adjustable outside mirrors, dual-walled chrome exhaust tips and GXP badging
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) 5-spoke, flangeless machine-faced aluminum
  • Convertible hardtop roof
  • Tires, P215/60R16 touring, blackwall
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with bolt-on wheel covers
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) custom 5-spoke, high-vent
  • Spoiler, rear
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.5L Variable Valve Timing V6 SFI (Sedan and Coupe 219 hp [163.0 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 219 lb-ft of torque [297.0 N-m] @ 3200 rpm) (Convertible 217 hp [162.1] @ 5800 rpm, 217 lb-ft of torque [293.6 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive (Includes Driver Shift Control)
  • Axle, 3.29 ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Suspension, Sport, with thicker direct-acting front stabilizer bar and enhanced steering rack bushing and thicker rear stabilizer bar
  • Steering, Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS)
  • Exhaust outlet, single chrome tip
  • Engine, 3.6L Variable Valve Timing DOHC V6 SFI (252 hp [188.0 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 251 lb-ft of torque [340.0 N-m] @ 3200 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive includes Driver Shift Control
  • Axle, 2.77 ratio
  • Exhaust outlets, dual chrome tips
  • Suspension, Touring
  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L 4-cylinder MFI, aluminum (164 hp [122.3 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 156 lb-ft of torque [210.6 N-m] @ 5000 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Axle, 3.91 ratio
  • Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Exhaust outlet, stainless steel
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Traction control, Traction Control System (TCS), full-function
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control
    • OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands- Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service provides. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com for system limitations and details. Includes rear center-mounted roof antenna.)
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safe
    • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger with shoulder comfort guide
    • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • StabiliTrak, Dynamic Control System (DCS) driver-controlled
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
    • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable
    • Door locks, rear child security
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player seek-and-scan, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, equalizer, Driver Information Center and auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player
    • XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)
    • Audio system feature, Monsoon high-performance 8-speaker system with high-mounted tweeters and subwoofer
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), TheftLock, random disc function, graphic equalizer, Driver Information Center and auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

    Find this car for sale at your local dealer---enter your Zip Code to start your search:

    Commenting Block

    The Latest New Car Previews, Buyer's guides, Articles and more from J.D. Power: