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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix

  • 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/230
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $23,060
  • 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      260/280
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $26,730
  • 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/230
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $24,960
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Review

An attractive body design with many options and reliable performance all put into one vehicle.

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Overview

The 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix is an eye-catching sedan with an impressive list of options, which gives owners plenty to choose from. It has a powerful 3.8-liter, V-6, 200-horsepower (hp) engine, which puts many of its competitors to shame. If you are looking for speed in a sedan, the Grand Prix is a good place to start looking.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 200 hp 3.8-liter V-6, 3.8-liter 260 hp V-6, 303 hp 5.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic overdrive
Models: Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan, Pontiac Grand Prix GT2, Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, Pontiac Grand Prix GXP

What's New

The options for buyers have increased for the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix with four trims: the sedan base model, the GT2, the GTP, and the GXP. The interior has a variety of options that are not on the standard base edition, such as side airbags, a navigation system, and the option to select your own wheels.

Exterior

The 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix runs on 16-inch steel wheels fitted with P225/60R16 all-season tires and intermittent wipers, a rear spoiler, and a rear window defogger on all the trims. It is 71.6 inches wide, 55.9 inches high, and 198.3 inches long, which makes it a fairly long vehicle. It sits on a 110.5-inch wheelbase with 16.0 cubic feet of cargo capacity and, with the right equipment, can tow up to 1,000 lbs.

Interior

The interior of the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix is roomy, with front cloth-covered bucket seats that share 58.0 inches of shoulder room, 54.5 inches of hip room, 38.8 inches of headroom, and 42.2 inches of legroom – way more than many vehicles in its class.

The power fittings on the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix include power mirrors, windows, and door locks; and speed-proportional power steering with cruise and audio controls mounted on the tilt-adjustable steering wheel. The dashboard sports a clock and various safety warnings, including a tire pressure monitoring indicator and low fuel warning. It also comes with an AM/FM radio with a single CD player supported by six speakers.

For comfort, the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix comes with air conditioning and several storage spots, including the front console, the front door pockets, and the front seatback storage, and is fitted with cup holders throughout the cabin. The trunk has a remote-controlled trunk release and a trunk light.

Performance & Handling

The 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix is a four-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive with a 3.8-liter, 200 hp, V-6 base engine at 5200 rpm, 230 lb-ft at 4000 rpm. The engine is fitted with 12 valves and an overhead valve (OHV) cam. The suspension system comes fitted with a MacPherson strut suspension, multi-link rear suspension, and four-wheel independent suspension.

Safety

The day-to-day safety fittings of the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix include front airbags for the driver and passenger with an occupant-sensing deactivation system to protect smaller persons and children from airbag injuries. The side-impact mounted airbags are an option for some of the trims. The seats of the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix come fitted with height-adjustable headrests that protect an occupant from whiplash in the event of an impact.

The rear seat is fitted with anchors for a child seat, while the vehicle features a variety of other safety settings, such as the emergency trunk-interior release lever, ventilated disc brakes in the front wheels, solid disc brakes in the rear wheels, and an electronic brake force distribution system.. The 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix also comes with a remote operated anti-theft alarm system and an engine immobilizer. For safer driving, the vehicle has daytime running lights, fog lights, and dusk-sensing headlamps.

EPA Fuel Economy

Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan: 20/30 mpg city/highway
Pontiac Grand Prix GT2: 20/30 mpg city/highway
Pontiac Grand Prix GTP: 19/28 mpg city/highway
Pontiac Grand Prix GXP: Not Available

You'll Like

  • Reliable performance
  • Attractive body shape
  • A wide variety of options

You Won't Like

  • Fuel economy

Sum Up

An attractive body design with many options and reliable performance all put into one vehicle.

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