Pontiac Grand Prix Models and Grand Prix History

Next-gen airbags, several new body colors and a new traction control in the GTP model marked the only changes in 1998 for the Grand Prix. In 1999, new low-restriction air-induction and a natural aspiration bumped the 3.8-liter V6 up to 200 horsepower. Updated front door lamps, a new six-speaker sound system, and updates to all trims were also added changes for this model year. The base 3.1-liter V6 got 15 more horses with revised sound dampening and reduced emissions in 2000. This model year also saw an updated anti-theft system, and the limited run of Dayton Pace Car replica (only 2,000 were made). Aside from the Special Edition package, nothing changed for 2001. Similarly, the only big change for 2002 was the 40th Anniversary option. 2003 saw the discontinuation of the coupe, and some major shuffling to upgradable trim levels. A redesign was in store for 2004, boasting a sleeker body style and a revised interior. A V8 GXP trim was added to the fleet in 2005, alongside of updates to all trim levels. 2006s only major change was the addition of the Special Edition package, which featured a signature body style with unique wheels and exhaust tips. The GTP trim was renamed to the GT this year, too. In 2007, a tire-pressure monitoring system was made standard across all models alongside new wheel designs. The GT model was once again dropped, marking the only major change for 2008.

New and Used Grand Prix Prices, Pontiac Grand Prix Model Years and History

The 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix is a sporty five-passenger sedan which comes standard with OnStar, keyless entry, and a power driver's seat.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 9 )
Braking
 4.9
Fuel Economy
 4.6
Interior Comfort
 4.9
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.9
Handling
 4.9
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.8

A mid-size sports sedan, the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix is fitted with OnStar as part of its standard equipment and now also comes with a tire pressure monitoring system.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 7 )
Braking
 4.4
Fuel Economy
 3.4
Interior Comfort
 4.6
Acceleration
 4.6
Dependability
 4.3
Handling
 4.6
Ride Quality
 4.1
Overall Rating
 4.4

A sporty mid-size sedan with seating for five, the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix is offered in three trim levels including the potent GXP.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 5 / 5
Overall Performance
 2 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 10 )
Braking
 4.9
Fuel Economy
 4.3
Interior Comfort
 4.9
Acceleration
 4.9
Dependability
 4.6
Handling
 4.9
Ride Quality
 4.7
Overall Rating
 4.8

A sporty mid-size sedan available with a 303 hp 5.43L V8, the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix seats five passengers and is slightly larger than the G6.
Consumer Reviews ( 6 )
Braking
 4.3
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.2
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 3.8

Larger than the Grand Am, the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix is a five-passenger sedan offered with a choice between two 3.8L V6s; a 200 hp model and a 255 hp version.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 3.8
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.8
Overall Rating
 4.8

A mid-size sports sedan, the 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix seats five passengers and slots above the Grand Am but below the Bonneville in size.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 4.3
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 5.0

Well-equipped with standard features and a sporty range of engine choices, the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix is available as a mid-size two-door or a four-door.
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.5
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.5

A mid-size sports car, the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix is available with either a 175 hp V6 or one producing 240 hp and a choice between a coupe or a sedan.
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 3.5
Fuel Economy
 3.0
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 3.5
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 3.5
Overall Rating
 4.0

A mid-size sports car, the five-passenger 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix is available as a coupe or sedan and offers a higher range of power and interior volume than the Grand Am.
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.8
Dependability
 4.2
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.2

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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