2005 Pontiac GTO

  • 2005 Pontiac GTO Base Coupe

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      6.0L V8
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2005 Pontiac GTO Review

A refreshing re-entry into the market with welcomed changes in suspension and engine power.

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The 2005 Pontiac GTO made a refreshing re-entry into the coupe vehicle market after disappearing into limbo almost three decades ago. The new edition features a 6.0-liter, V-8, 400-hp engine that sports double air vents on top. It is a power vehicle with a body to match, and the additions over those years have been worth the late re-entry.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe
Engines: 6.0-liter V-8
Transmissions: six-speed manual with overdrive, four-speed automatic with overdrive
Models: Pontiac GTO

What's New

New on the 2005 Pontiac GTO is the powerful 6.0-liter, 400 hp, V-8 engine; rear drive; and an array of body colors to choose from. The new design on the hood is eye-catching, with the double vents adding character to the vehicle’s front-end. The stability system has been reworked, and the 2005 Pontiac GTO now comes standard with limited-slip differential and traction control.


The 2005 Pontiac GTO comes with simple features that serve the user well, including the rear defogger, remote-controlled door and trunk opening features, and vehicle-colored power mirrors, door handles, and rear spoiler. The vehicle comes with 17 x 8.0-inch alloy wheels fitted with P245/45R Z all-season tires.

The GTO is a reasonably-sized coupe, featuring a 109.8-inch wheelbase, 72.5 inches in width, 54.9 inches in height, 189.8 inches in length, and seven cubic feet cargo capacity.


The interior of the 2005 Pontiac GTO comes with leather finish, which is used on the center console, on the gear shift, on the tilt-adjustable steering wheel, and on the doors, which also have an alloy trim. The dashboard is fitted with an external element antenna and an AM/FM radio with a six- CD player supported by ten speakers emitting 200 watts of stereo sound. The 2005 Pontiac GTO dash also includes a clock and a trip computer with safety warnings like a low tire pressure signal.

The power-operated features of the 2005 Pontiac GTO include remote-controlled door locks, power mirrors and windows, and speed-proportional power steering. The 2005 Pontiac GTO comes with eight-way, height-adjustable sport seats with lumbar support for both the driver and passenger.

The storage spots on the 2005 Pontiac GTO include a front console, door pockets on the front door, front seat-rear storage pocket, and front cup holders. The interior has reading lights in the front, and both the driver and front passenger get illuminating vanity mirrors. The 2005 Pontiac GTO is fair-sized in its interior dimensions, with 42.2 inches of legroom in the front and 37.1 inches of legroom in the rear.

Performance & Handling

The 2005 Pontiac GTO comes standard with a 6.0-liter, 400-hp, V-8 engine fitted with 16 valves and overhead valve (OHV) cam. It has a rear-drive, four-speed, automatic transmission with limited slip differential in the rear. The 2005 Pontiac GTO comes fitted with a suspension system that includes a MacPherson strut suspension, a multi-link suspension, and a four-wheel independent suspension.


Safety systems include four-wheel Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS), ventilated disc brakes in the front wheels and solid disc brakes in the rear wheels, traction control, and electronic brake force distribution.

For regular use and post-impact safety, the 2005 Pontiac GTO has adjustable headrests on all the seats to protect vehicle occupants from whiplash in the event of an impact. The rear seat is fitted with anchors for a child seat. To support safer driving, the vehicle is fitted with daytime running lights, fog lights, and headlamps that have dusk-sensing and auto delay-off settings. For personal safety, the vehicle is fitted with a remote-control anti-theft alarm system, an engine immobilizer, and an emergency trunk release inside the trunk.

EPA Fuel Economy

Pontiac GTO: 16/21 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Engine power
  • Suspension system
  • Body design

You Won't Like

  • Interior upholstery
  • Trunk space
  • Fuel economy

Sum Up

A refreshing re-entry into the market with welcomed changes in suspension and engine power.

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