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2009 Pontiac G8 GXP

At a Glance

Pricing $28,250 - $38,305
Drive Types RWD
Engines 3.6l V6, 6.0l V8, 6.2l V8
Transmissions A5, A6, M6
Fuel Economy 13-17 (city), 20-25 (highway)

Overview Information

Pontiac's new flagship sedan is the G8. Three models are now offered: a base model powered by a 261 hp V6, a V8 powered GT, and the GXP model powered by a 400-bhp V8. The G8 competes with the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger in the large RWD segment.

What Changed:

The G8 sedan gains a GXP version powered by 402-bhp (est) 6.2L V8. Both manual and automatic transmission versions are offered. The GXP package also includes unique front and rear fascias, larger brakes and tires.

Official Word:

With the excellent handling traits of rear-wheel drive, the refined ride attributes of a four-wheel independent suspension and the exhilaration of available V-8 engine power, the Pontiac G8 lineup delivers the type of crisp driving experience typically found in more expensive performance sedans. Introduced for the '08 model year, the G8 lineup's performance range expands in 2009 with the track-tuned GXP model. Motivated by a 6.2L LS3 V-8 that makes more than 400 horsepower (300 kW)...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
G8 3.6l V6 (256-bhp) A5 RWD 17/25/21 $28,250
G8 GT 6.0l V8 (355-bhp) A6 RWD 15/24/19 $31,755
G8 GXP 6.2l V8 (415-bhp) M6 RWD 13/20/16 $37,610
G8 GXP 6.2l V8 (415-bhp) A6 RWD 13/20/16 $38,305