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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

  • 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe

    GT Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      29
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/225
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $21,665
  • 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Coupe

    GTP Coupe

    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      240/280
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $24,460
  • 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Sedan

    GTP Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      240/280
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $24,610
  • 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Sedan

    GT Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      29
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/225
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $21,815
  • 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE Sedan

    SE Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      175/195
    • ENGINE
      3.1L V6
    • MSRP
      $19,985
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Review

Performance and value, but cheap plastic.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 2000 Grand Prix is one of the gems in the Pontiac lineup. It serves as the base car model for Pontiac’s offerings in NASCAR. In fact, a modified Grand Prix was the vehicle that won the Daytona 500 in 1999. Shoppers can see the racy heritage of the Grand Prix in its amazing drivetrain. The new engine produces more horsepower than ever while keeping noise and vibrations to a minimum.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe, sedan
Engines: 3.1-liter V-6, 3.8-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Pontiac Grand Prix GT coupe, Pontiac Grand Prix GTP coupe, Pontiac Grand Prix SE sedan, Pontiac Grand Prix GT sedan, Pontiac Grand Prix GTP sedan

What's New

The 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix receives an upgraded 3.1-liter, V-6 engine that produces 15 more horsepower than in previous years. The engine has a new mounting system as well that reduces noise and vibration inside the cabin. A Daytona Place Car model was produced but was limited to only 2000 coupes, making it very rare on the used market. All vehicles are now equipped with a new anti-theft system, five-spoke silver-painted wheels, and new exterior colors.

Exterior

The 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix has a long wheelbase for what is meant to be a midsize vehicle, measuring in at 110.5-inches. The Grand Prix is 196.5-inches overall, which is around the same size as the Lexus LS400, a vehicle considered full-size. Exterior styling of the 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix is sporty to attract younger buyers and to match the impressive powertrain under the hood. It is available in a two-door coupe and four-door sedan, a feature unique to the Grand Prix, since competitors don’t offer that same option in this class. Standard exterior features include 16-inch alloy wheels, tinted glass, rear window defroster, power exterior mirrors, and a sporty rear spoiler.

Interior

The 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix will seat five passengers. Previous, the coupe model had a three-person front bench seat. This year the front bench seat was dropped in favor of two bucket seats. However, there is still plenty of legroom to be had by all, even when the front seats are slid back. Headroom is also spacious. The trunk has 16 cubic feet of storage space, which is about average for vehicles in this class. Standard features on the 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix include bucket seats, a center console, lighted entry system, cloth seating, cruise control, power steering, remote trunk release, tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, power windows, power locks, and an AM/FM cassette audio system. Optional features include leather steering wheel trim, an overhead console, power moonroof, steering wheel audio controls, automatic climate control, heads-up display, trip computer, leather upholstery, and a power driver’s seat.

Performance & Handling

The 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix comes equipped with one of three engine options. The standard engine is a 3.1-liter, V-6 engine that produces 175 horsepower, which is 15 hp more than in previous years. This engine comes standard on the SE model. The second model is a 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that produces 200 horsepower. It is available as an option for the SE model and comes standard on the GT. A third option, available on the GT model equipped with the Sport package and installed standard on the GTP model, is a 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that produces 240 horsepower. The engine is a new hydraulic model that is mounted away from the body to keep noise and vibration to a minimum. The engine has long-wear parts and long lasting fluids. For example, the coolant will last for 50,000 miles, and the platinum-tipped spark plug will last 100,000 miles as long as the engine is taken care of. Power is distributed from the engine via a four-speed automatic. The traction control system works with the anti-lock brakes to keep the Grand Prix under control at all times. All in all, for the price, you’ll be surprised by how the 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix handles itself on the road.

Safety

The 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix comes equipped with four-wheel anti-lock brakes, daytime running lights, driver and passenger front airbags, fog lights, and traction control. The NHTSA did not safety test it. However, the IIHS did perform frontal-offset crash tests, for which the Grand Prix received a score of ""acceptable,"" the second best score.

EPA Fuel Economy

Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1-liter four-speed automatic: 18/27 mpg city/highway
Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8-liter five-speed manual: 17/27 mpg city/highway
Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8-liter four-speed automatic: 16/25 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Great powertrain available
  • The sporty styling
  • Lots of standard features
  • Fun drive

You Won't Like

  • Busy interior
  • Cheap plastics
  • Cheap switchgear

Sum Up

Performance and value, but cheap plastic.

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