Monday, October 1, 2007

2007 Pontiac G6 Review

The 2008 Pontiac G6 line includes a sedan, coupe, and convertible. The five-seat sedan is available in three models in an MSRP range of $17,895 to $25,300. Engine choices include a 169 horsepower, 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder (23 mpg city, 33 highway); a 224 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 (23/33); a 240 horsepower, 3.9 liter V6 (20/28); and a 252 horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 (20/28).

The four-seat coupe starts from $22,800 for the GT and $25,100 for the GTP. There are three engine options: a 224 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 (20 mpg city, 28 highway); a 240 horsepower, 3.9-liter V6 SFI (18/27); and a 252 horsepower, 3.6 liter V6 SFI (20/28). Available transmissions are a four and six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual.

The four-seat convertible opens at $29,400. The standard engine is a 217 horsepower, 3.5-liter, V6 with an automatic transmission (four speeds) controlled electronically and including overdrive. (A four-speed automatic with manual shift mode is also an option.) Buyers can also opt for a 227 horsepower, 3.9-liter, V6 SFI.

All the vehicles in the 2008 Pontiac G6 line have comprehensive airbag systems with sensors to protect the driver and passengers (augmented by three-point safety belts.) Additional safety features like ABS and traction control are also present. Cabin amenities include features like OnStar service, XM satellite radio, advanced audio options such as speed compensated volume, the PASSLock system to deter thieves, and keyless entry via the remote.

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