2008 Pontiac G6


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2008 Pontiac G6 Review

Note: This review was created when the 2008 Pontiac G6 was new.

Pros & Cons

  • Respectable handling at all trim levels
  • Stylish exterior
  • Plenty of passenger space
  • Unimpressive performance from all but top-line engine
  • Interior materials quality somewhat lacking

7.5

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 7.3
Performance: 6.3
Interior: 6.8
Safety: 8.7
Reliability:
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2008 Pontiac G6 Overview

The 2008 Pontiac G6 is a middle-of-the-road midsize car that has a few good points -- handling, exterior styling and cabin space -- but no one exceptional feature to distinguish it from competitors in its crowded class. Notably, the G6's higher trims are generally well-received for performance and safety, but the base level trims lack the quality or power to effectively compete with top-class cars.

But the G6 sedan, which is available in four trims, does offer the distinction of a two-door convertible and coupe model. If you're interested in other affordable midsize sedans with coupe trims, consider the Honda Accord, or the Toyota Camry.

  • "The Pontiac G6 is a respectable and roomy four-door, and could even be called entertaining at times, but GM has a ways to go before people who love the journey as much as the destination clamber from behind the G6's wheel and proclaim it to be a fun car to any and all who will listen." -- Autobytel
  • "Despite its good looks, the G6 still trails in refinement and perceived quality, finishing last in a five-car comparison test where we most liked the Volkswagen Jetta GLI and Honda Accord." -- Car and Driver
  • "The G6 is less impressive when stacked against the two bestsellers among midsize sedans - the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord." -- Newsday
  • "G6 fails to connect, coming across as just an average car with little to make it stand out." -- Arizona Republic
  • "As it sits, the G6 is a car with many good pieces that don't quite realize their potential as a whole." -- Road and Track
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