The G6 is a midsize car made by GM’s Pontiac brand from 2005 through 2010, when Pontiac was discontinued. Body styles for the G6 during its lifetime included a two-door coupe, two-door convertible, and a four-door sedan all using a front-engine and front-wheel-drive layout. The G6 replaced the popular Grand Am within the Pontiac lineup. During its lifetime, the Pontiac G6 was available with a range of engines from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder up to a fairly powerful 3.9-liter V-6. The transmission options included a six-speed manual and four-speed and a six-speed automatic.
Body Styles: sedan, coupe, convertible
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 3.5-liter V-6, 3.5-liter V-6, 3.9-liter V-6, 3.9-liter V-6, 3.6-liter V-6
Transmissions: six-speed manual with overdrive, four-speed automatic with overdrive, four-speed automatic with overdrive and auto-manual, six-speed automatic with overdrive and auto-manual
Models: Pontiac G6 sedan, Pontiac G6 GT coupe, Pontiac G6 GT sedan, Pontiac G6 GT convertible, Pontiac G6 GTP coupe, Pontiac G6 GTP sedan
The 2007 Pontiac G6 models receives a slight redesign, a more powerful top-end engine on the GTP models, and a few feature changes and options that were not available on previous years’ models.
The 2007 Pontiac G6 has a wedge-shaped profile with a pointed front end and a split grille displaying the Pontiac logo in the center. The incline from the hood to the windshield is gradual, and the back end declines at nearly the same angle toward a short trunk. The headlights and the taillights wrap around the body of the G6 for a smooth and uninterrupted conversion from lights to body. The coupe and the convertible two-door versions look similar to the four-door sedan, but the doors are actually around six inches longer. All models have a 112.3-inch wheelbase are 189 inches long total and 70.6 inches wide.
All 2007 Pontiac G6 models have a sport-tuned, fully independent suspension, as well as front and rear stabilizer bars. The base sedan has 16-inch wheels, the GT has 17-inch wheels, and the GTP version has 18-inch wheels. A panoramic roof is available on the sedan models. This unique roof is comprised of four sliding glass panels.
The cockpit of the 2007 Pontiac G6 is fashioned in a racing style, with sporty controls and red LED backlit gauges. The coupe and the convertible models seat up to four occupants, while the sedan can seat up to five. The car’s backseat is roomy for a midsize sedan. However, headroom in the back seats can be tight for taller passengers. The interior has brushed metal accents and chrome trim throughout. The steering wheel is tilt/telescoping and adjustable pedals are optional.
Performance & Handling
The Pontiac G6’s 169-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder lacks kick and can make merging and high-speed passing difficult sometimes. The other engine options, however, offer plenty of acceleration, and the top-tier GTP model’s 252-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 performs impressively within its class. The base models use a four-speed automatic transmission, which is standard along with the GT models, while the GTP model comes with a six-speed automatic as standard. The six-speed manual is only available on the GT sedan and coupe models that come equipped with a 3.9-liter V-6 engine.
Handling on all G6 models is good overall, but steering can sometimes be more difficult than usual for most midsize sedans.
All-disc brakes come standard on all 2007 G6 models and anti-lock brakes are optional. Electronic stability is also optional. Side-curtain airbags are standard on the coupe and the sedan models. Side-impact airbags are optional on all models.
EPA Fuel Economy
Pontiac G6 Sedans Value Leader, Base: 20/30 mpg city/highway
Pontiac G6 Sedan GT, Convertible GT: 18/26 mpg city/highway
Pontiac G6 Sedan GTP: 17/26 mpg city/highway
Pontiac G6 Coupe Base, GT: 22/31 mpg city/highway
- Operation of automatic transmission
- Cockpit feel
You Won't Like
- Backseat headroom
- Steering function
- Control layout
- Chassis rigidity on convertible
A good buy for those wanting a semi-sporty midsize.
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