Used 2007 Pontiac G6 Sedan
Pontiac G6 Sedan
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2007 Pontiac G6 KBB Expert Review
As GM struggles to regain its footing, Pontiac's line of sporty yet fuel-efficient cars is slated to play a major part in the company's recovery. One of the leaders of that effort is the new G6, a mid-sized sedan built from a proven chassis developed in partnership with GM's European subsidiary, Opel. With the G6, Pontiac seeks to impart its trademark styling onto a vehicle providing the ride and handling characteristics so important to younger buyers. In order to lure buyers away from Volkswagen and Mazda, however, a manual transmission option should be available on both four- and six-cylinder models (only the GT trim currently offers it), while pricing and content must remain competitive with newer entries such as the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you're in the market for a sporty domestic mid-size sedan, the G6 is a step above the current offerings from Ford and Chrysler. The optional Panoramic Roof is a strong selling point for sun lovers and sky worshipers.
You May Not Like This Car If...
While the G6 offers decent handling to back up its sporty looks, the base and GT models are not terribly quick and feature slow-shifting automatic transmissions as standard equipment. Interior plastics are not up to the standards set by Mazda and Honda.
What's New for 2007
The G6 GTP receives a new 3.6-liter V6 engine with variable valve timing (VVT) and a six-speed automatic transmission. The GT offers a six-speed manual transmission when ordered with the optional 3.9-liter V6 engine, and side head-curtain airbags become standard equipment on all sedan trims.
If you settle into the driver's seat expecting the performance of a sport sedan, you might be somewhat disappointed by a 224-horsepower pushrod V6 and four-speed automatic transmission, with performance that is decidedly underwhelming. The G6 handles well enough and we appreciated the substantial side bolsters of the front seats. Electric power steering delivers minimal feedback on base cars, but the hydraulic system available on the GT definitely improves matters. The G6 feels its most athletic when ordered with the 3.9-liter V6 and six-speed manual transmission. Unfortunately, this combination is available only on the GT.
We hope the G6's clean, attractive exterior styling cues carry over to future Pontiacs.
With this massive four-panel sunroof, even backseat passengers get the moon and stars.
If the exterior styling is a giant leap forward for Pontiac, the interior styling is at least a step in that direction. The chrome gauge surrounds are a little much, and some of the controls appear designed for a more rugged application, but those few rough spots speak volumes for the improvements. While front passengers are treated to comfortable seats and nicely-styled appointments, the backseat passengers are the big winners, with surprisingly generous legroom (due to the long wheelbase), windows that roll all the way down and the sun and sky benefits of the optional Panoramic Roof.
Take away the Pontiac badging and grille and it would be almost impossible to identify the G6 as a Pontiac - or as a GM or a domestic car, for that matter. Some of us think the G6 is one of the most attractive cars the Big Three have ever delivered. Wheels pushed out to the corners underline a strong stance. Front, side and back, both the G6 Coupe and Sedan look great.
Notable Standard Equipment
Standard equipment on the base G6 includes a CD sound system, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, side head-curtain airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, 16-inch covered steel wheels and automatic headlamps. The GT adds a 3.5-liter V6, cruise control, anti-lock brakes (ABS), Monsoon sound system, fog lights, keyless entry and 17-inch wheels. The GTP adds 18-inch wheels, power driver's seat, chrome exhaust tips and the 3.6-liter V6.
Notable Optional Equipment
Options include leather seating, remote keyless entry, premium six-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player, power driver's seat, power adjustable pedals, moonroof, Panoramic Roof, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, OnStar, front side-impact airbags, fog lights, four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control, rear spoiler, a six-speed manual transmission (GT with 3.9-liter V6 only) and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
Under the Hood
The ECOTEC four-cylinder engine is all about economy, not performance. Why GM didn't offer a five-speed manual on this model is a mystery, but without it the G6 has little chance of living up to its sporty image. The 3.5-liter V6 has more pulling power but lacks quickness. If you're purchasing the G6 Coupe or Sedan to perform, you have to go with either the GT's optional 3.9-liter V6 or the GTP's new 3.6-liter V6. Both have the power that driving enthusiasts demand, but only the GT offers the option of a manual transmission.
2.4-liter in-line 4
169 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
162 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/33
224 horsepower @ 5800 rpm
220 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/29
252 horsepower @ 6300 rpm
251 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/28
240 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
240 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/27 (manual), 17/24 (automatic)
The base G6 has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $17,645, while the GT and GTP have MSRPs of $22,765 and $25,050 respectively. That's a fair bit more than the entry level sedans from Hyundai and Honda, but on par with their V6-powered models. To get the best deal on your G6, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price which shows the typical transaction price paid for a G6 in your area. The G6 is projected to hold only average residual values, retaining slightly more than half its purchase price after the first 24 months. That's on par with the Ford Fusion and better than the Dodge Stratus, but far below the marks held by the Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta and Mazda Mazda6.
Pontiac G6 Consumer Reviews
December 06, 2018
I bought my car in 2008 and it had about 12,000 miles on it. It just turned over 100K last week. Just bought it new tires and had an...
September 25, 2018
Great reliable transportation 2200 obo
Ive owned this car for 10 years. It has been a great car. Has a few dings on the paint but no major dents or anything. Has been well...
June 10, 2017
Cream puff hardtop convertable. EXTRA LOW miles. Garaged when not in use.
January 30, 2017
I absolutely love this car
This is my second G6. I have been in several accidents in this car: I got grazed by a semi truck on the highway in a near-death...
August 16, 2016
excellent long term investment
G6 with remote start, rear spoiler, fog lights, reliable for out of town travel, clean, new tires.
April 04, 2016
Fun to drive and reliable!
car handles very well. gets very good gas mileage. the convenience of the convertible top being remote is a very good feature. the...
February 10, 2016
This car has been GREAT!
I bought this car used from dealer with 71,000miles. I have doubled the miles and have had it 4yrs. It has one small rust area by bottom...
November 20, 2015
Great, fun, to drive, looks cool, very responsive
A no problem car, fun to drive, economical. The 4 cyl eng in a proven motor! Have had 3 so far and would buy another. No repairs. Wish...
November 07, 2015
Great car never had any problems...
My car has the 6speed trans over drive so it really moves out on the freeway ....passing all types of sport cars BMW/BENZ/no competition!
November 06, 2015
FUN TO DRIVE !!!!
OVERALL A GREAT CAR THE ONLY ISSUE I HAD WAS THE SUSPENSION MAKING A POPPING NOISE THAT COULD'T BE FIXED