2008 Pontiac G6

Overview

The Pontiac G6 is the embodiment of innovative design, striking styling and technical advancement. For 2008, its refinement, performance and style is enhanced with new standard safety features, exterior colors and added value. The 2008 G6 continues to be available in three body styles: Sedan: G6 Value Leader, G6, GT and GXP (was GTP). - Coupe: GT and GXP (was GTP). - Convertible: GT. Review the GXP Series section of this guide for information on Sedan and Coupe GXP models.

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Top Ten Features

  • 1. Four available engines. 2.4L Ecotec I4 MFI: Standard on G6 Value Leader and Sedan. - 3.5L V6 SFI: Standard on GT models and available on G6 Sedan. - 3.9L V6 SFI: Available on Convertible. - 3.6L V6 SFI: Standard on GXP models.
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  • 2. Model choice Sedan, Coupe or hardtop Convertible.
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  • 3. Longest wheelbase in its class 112" wheelbase contributes to G6’s great looks, roomy interior and outstanding ride and handling.
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  • 4. Confidence-inspiring safety. Side-impact air bags are standard on all models, headcurtain side-impact air bags are standard on Sedan and Coupe models. The peace of mind of OnStar is standard on all models. StabiliTrak Dynamic Control System is available on GT models.
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  • 5. 4-wheel independent suspension A signature of high-end sport sedans, a fully independent suspension provides superior ride and handling and minimizes vibration and road and powertrain noise into the cabin.
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  • 6. Choice of transmissions. 4-speed automatic: Standard on G6 Value Leader and G6. - 4-speed automatic with manual shift mode: Standard on GT. - 6-speed automatic with manual shift mode: Standard on GXP.
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  • 7. Optimum driving positions G6’s standard tilt/telescoping steering column and available adjustable pedals make it easy for drivers to find an optimum position for comfort and control. Adjustable pedals not available on G6 Value Leader.
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  • 8. Standard OnStar Adds driving peace of mind and makes all G6 models even stronger values for 2008.
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  • 9. Available factory-installed Remote Vehicle Starter System Available on G6 models separately or as part of (PCM) Preferred Package or (PCQ) Premium Package. Not available on G6 Value Leader.
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  • 10. Exhilarating entertainment Standard MP3 capability and auxiliary input jack for iPods/MP3 players on all G6 models. Available in-dash, 6-disc CD/MP3 changer and an amplified 200-watt, 8-speaker Monsoon premium sound system add to the entertainment offerings. And XM Satellite Radio is available on G6 Sedan and standard on GT and GXP models.
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Power & Handling

  • 2.4L Ecotec I4 MFIAluminum 4-cylinder engine standard on Sedan models: G6 Value Leader and G6. Uses a twincam, multi-valve design for stirring, high-revving performance. - 169 hp @ 6300 rpm. - 162 lb.-ft. torque @ 4500 rpm.
  • 3.5L V6 SFIStandard on GT models and available on G6 Sedan as part of (PDX) Sport Package. - Sedan and Coupe: 219 hp @ 5900 rpm, 219 lb.-ft. torque @ 3200 rpm. - Convertible: 217 hp @ 5800 rpm, 217 lb.-ft. torque @ 4000 rpm.
  • 3.9L V6 SFI VVT Available on Convertible as part of Sport Package. Uses Variable Valve Timing (VVT) coupled with a dual-path active intake manifold that acts as a torque enhancer at low speeds. Provides a broad torque curve with higher specific torque output at all engine speeds. - 222 hp @ 5600 rpm, 238 lb.-ft. torque @ 4000 rpm.
  • 3.6L V6 SFI Standard on GXP models. - 252 hp @ 6300 rpm, 251 lb.-ft. torque @ 3200 rpm.
  • 4-speed automatic transmissions Electronically controlled transmission with overdrive standard on G6 Value Leader and G6 Sedan. Includes Manual Shift Mode on GT models.
  • 6-speed automatic transmissionStandard on GXP models. See GXP Series section of this guide for specifications.
  • 4-wheel disc ABS with traction control Standard on all models for 2008. ABS provides steering control during hard braking. Traction control adjusts brakes and engine torque to provide enhanced traction if wheel slippage is detected.
  • Wide stance and long wheelbase G6’s design pushes the wheels to the corners, providing the inherent stability of a wide track and long 112" wheelbase for stable, responsive handling.
  • Sophisticated suspension Fully independent suspension features gas-pressurized MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar up front. Twin-tube gas shocks, dual-rate mini-block coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar and adjustable toe and camber are used in the rear.
  • Sport suspension Dials up the driving experience with thicker direct-acting front and rear stabilizer bars and an enhanced steering rack bushing. Standard on GT and GXP models.
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)Compact unit saves underhood space and is highly responsive. Variable-effort assist automatically adjusts steering assistance based on driving conditions. Standard on G6 Value Leader and 4-cylinder G6 Sedan.
  • Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS) Designed for vehicles with high horsepower and torque to provide improved driver feel and feedback. Standard on GT and GXP, available on G6 Sedan as part of (PDX) Sport Package.
  • StabiliTrak Dynamic Control System (DCS) Determines driver’s intent and optimizes vehicle control to help driver maintain safe limits. Standard on Convertible and GXP models and available on GT Sedan and Coupe with 18" 5-spoke flangeless aluminum wheels.
  • Wheels and tires.G6 Value Leader: 16" steel wheels with touring blackwalls. - G6 Sedan: Standard 17" custom 5-spoke high-vent or available 17" painted aluminum wheels, both with touring blackwalls. - GT Sedan and Coupe: Standard 17" Chrome Tech cast aluminum wheels, available 17" Black Chrome Tech cast aluminum wheels, available 18" 5-spoke flangeless painted aluminum wheels, all with touring blackwalls. - GT Convertible: 18" flangeless 5-spoke painted aluminum or available ultra-bright alloy wheels, both with touring blackwalls. - GXP Sedan and Coupe: 18" flangeless 5-spoke ultrabright wheels. See GXP Series section of this guide.
  • Sunroof Power tilt-sliding design includes sunshade. Available on G6 Sedan and GT and GXP models as part of (PCJ) Sun and Sound Package. Not available on G6 Value Leader or Convertible.
  • Performance seating All G6 models feature highly bolstered seats for comfort. Front reclining bucket seats include 4-way adjuster with manual height adjustment and ratcheting lumbar driver seat. Power 6-way adjustable driver seat is standard on GXP and available on GT. Convertible provides rear bucket seats; Coupes and Sedans have 60/40 split-folding rear seats.
  • Leather-accented seating Includes Nuance leatheraccented seats, heated front seats and on GT and GXP models 6-way power driver seat. Available on G6 Sedan and GT models, standard on GXP models.
  • Leather-wrapped driver environment Includes steering wheel, brake handle, shift knob and steering wheelmounted audio controls. Standard on GT and GXP models. Available on G6 Sedan with (PCM) Preferred Package.
  • Optimum driving position Standard tilt/telescoping column and available power-adjustable pedals make it easy for drivers to find an optimum position for comfort and control. Adjustable pedals available on all models except G6 Value Leader.
  • Driver Information Center (DIC) Provides vehicle information, feature personalization and warning messages. Information available can be displayed in four languages.
  • Extended-range Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Includes added convenience of illuminated entry and can be upgraded by dealer to a Remote Vehicle Starter System. Standard on all models except G6 Value Leader.
  • (PCM) Preferred Package Includes cargo net, Remote Vehicle Starter System, front and rear carpeted floormats and leather-wrapped steering wheel, brake handle, shift knob and steering wheel mounted audio controls. Available on G6 Sedan.

Comfort And Convenience

  • 112" wheelbase Longest in its class, the wheelbase contributes to G6’s stand-out styling, outstanding ride and handling and spacious interior which provides plenty of rear-seat leg room for adults.
  • Nine exterior colors Sedona Beige Metallic, Ivory White, Black, Liquid Silver Metallic, Blue-Gold Crystal Metallic and NEW Cranberry Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Dark Steel Gray Metallic and White Diamond Tricoat.
  • Two interior colors Ebony or Light Taupe cloth seats; Ebony or Light Taupe Nuance leather-accented seats.
  • (PDX) Sport Package. G6 Sedan - Includes 3.5L V6, 17" 5-spoke painted aluminum wheels, Hydraulic Power Steering, 3.05 rear axle ratio, front fog lamps and rear spoiler. - Convertible - Includes 3.9L V6 SFI, dual chrome-tipped exhaust outlets, StabiliTrak Dynamic Control System, 18" 5-spoke flangeless ultra-bright alloy wheels, 3.69 rear axle ratio, automatic air conditioning and 6-way power driver seat adjuster.
  • AM/FM stereo with CD player Features include auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 players, Radio Data System (RDS), seek-and-scan, speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, equalizer and Driver Information Center (DIC). Standard on all models except Convertible.
  • AM/FM stereo with 6-disc, in-dash CD changer Features include an auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 players, random disc function, Radio Data System (RDS), seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, TheftLock, graphic equalizer and Driver Information Center. Standard on Convertible and available on all models except G6 Value Leader.
  • 6-speaker sound system Standard on G6 Value Leader and G6.
  • Monsoon premium sound system 200-watt, 8-speaker sound system features high-mounted tweeters and subwoofer. Standard on GT and GXP models.
  • XM Satellite Radio Standard on GT and GXP, available on G6 Sedan. Features more than 170 channels of coast-tocoast digital coverage, providing customers with the most entertainment choices no matter where they are. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.
  • OnStar Now standard on all models. One-year Safe & Sound Plan includes Emergency Services, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Remote Door Unlock and available OnStar Hands-Free Calling and Virtual Advisor. Visit onstar.com for more information.
    • comparison chart
    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 3.5L V6 SFI, 219 @ 5900, 219 @ 3200
    • 2.5L I4, 175 @ 5600, 180 @ 3900
    • 3.0L V6 VVT, 212 @ 6000, 197 @ 5000
    • 3.0L V6, 221 @ 6250, 205 @ 4800
    • Transmission
    • 4-speed auto. w/Driver Shift Control
    • 6-speed manual; Xtronic CVT w/manual mode (A)
    • 5-speed manual; 6-speed auto. w/manual mode (A)
    • 6-speed auto.
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg), standard transmission
    • 18/29
    • 23/32
    • 17/25
    • 18/26
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg),available transmission
    • -
    • 23/31
    • 17/25
    • -
    • Drivetrain
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • FWD; AWD (A)
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 112.3
    • 109.3
    • 105.3
    • 107.4
    • Track, front/rear (in.)
    • 59.6/60.0
    • 60.9/60.8
    • 60.6/60.2
    • 61/6/61.3
    • Curb weight (lbs.)
    • 3457
    • 3145
    • 3320
    • 3280
    • Front suspension
    • Independent MacPherson strut w/ sport stabilizer bar
    • Independent MacPherson strut w/ sport stabilizer bar
    • Independent double-wishbone w/ stabilizer bar
    • Independent double-wishbone w/ stabilizer bar
    • Rear suspension
    • Independent 4-link w/ sport stabilizer bar
    • Independent multi-link w/stabilizer bar
    • Independent multi-link w/stabilizer bar
    • Independent multi-link w/stabilizer bar
    • Stability control system
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Traction control system
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • A
    • Steering
    • Rack-and-pinion w/ variable assist
    • Rack-and-pinion w/ variable assist
    • Rack-and-pinion w/ variable assist
    • Rack-and-pinion w/ variable assist
    • Turning radius (ft.)
    • 19.7
    • 18.1
    • 19.4
    • 19.4
    • 4-wheel disc ABS
    • S (Vented front)
    • S (Vented front)
    • S (Vented front)
    • S (Vented front)
    • Wheels & tires
    • 17" alloy w/all-season tires
    • 16" alloy w/all-season tires
    • 17" alloy w/all-season tires
    • 16" alloy w/all-season tires
    • Wheels & tires (A)
    • 18" alloy w/all-season tires
    • 16" alloy w/all-season tires
    • -
    • 18" alloy w/all-season tires
    • Leather-appointed seating
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • Heated front seats
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • Split-folding rear seat
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Driver Information Center
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • Driver express-down window
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Driver seat power height adjustment
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Remote vehicle start
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Power-adjustable pedals
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • Leather-wrapped shift knob
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Automatic climate control
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • S
    • Audio system speakers
    • 8
    • 6; 9 (A)
    • 6
    • 6; 8 (A)
    • MP3-capable CD player
    • -
    • A
    • DIO
    • S
    • Radio Data System
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • S
    • Auxiliary input jack
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • Satellite radio
    • S
    • A
    • DIO
    • A
    • Head room, front/rear (in.)
    • 39.0/36.5
    • 40.6/36.8
    • 38.7/37.1
    • 38.7/37.8
    • Leg room, front/rear (in.)
    • 42.2/37.6
    • 44.1/35.8
    • 42.3/36.5
    • 42.3/37.0
    • Shoulder room, front/rear (in.)
    • 55.4/55.4
    • 55.7/55.5
    • 55.9/55.2
    • 57.4/56.5
    • Hip room, front/rear (in.)
    • 52.7/51.9
    • 56.8/52.5
    • 54.7/54.1
    • 54.0/53.4
    • Trunk volume (cu. ft.)
    • 14.0
    • 13.1 (w/ full-size spare)
    • 14.0
    • 15.8
    • Bumper-to-bumper warranty
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • Powertrain warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 4/60,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Corrosion warranty
    • 6/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • Roadside assistance
    • 5/100,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • 3/36,000
    • -
    • Dual frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Head-curtain side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Stability control system
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Tire pressure monitoring
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Fog lamps
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • S
    • Telematics (OnStar)
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -

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