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2008 Pontiac G8 Model Comparison

Base Sedan

General Pricing

Resale Value $26,910.00 $30,210.00 $15,675.00
Destination $685.00 $650.00 $660.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.6L V6 3.5L V6 2.2L I4
Horsepower 256 @ 6300 RPM 217 @ 5800 RPM 148 @ 5600 RPM
Torque 248 @ 2100 RPM 217 @ 4000 RPM 152 @ 4200 RPM
Valves 4 2 4
Displacement (cc) 3564 3510 2189
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.7 X 3.4 3.9 X 3.0 3.4 X 3.7
Compression Ratio 10.2:1 9.8:1 10:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 17 18 24
Highway (mpg) 25 29 33

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3884.5 3818.4 2991.7
Wheelbase (in.) 114.8 112.3 103.5
Length (in.) 196.1 189.1 179.8
Width (in.) 74.8 70.6 67.5
Height (in.) 57.7 56.7 55.6
Track Front (in.) 62.7 60.0 58.7
Track Rear (in.) 63.3 60.9 58.1
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 4 5
Front Headroom (in.) 38.7 38.4 38.1
Rear Headroom (in.) 38.0 36.1 35.7
Front Legroom (in.) 42.2 42.2 42.0
Rear Legroom (in.) 39.4 34.2 32.2
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 59.1 54.0 53.1
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 59.1 44.8 49.3
Front Hip Room (in.) 56.7 52.6 49.4
Rear Hip Room (in.) 58.0 45.8 46.3

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 107.0 90.1 86.0

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension multi-link strut strut
Rear Suspension multi-link multi-link torsion
Tires 245/45R18 225/50R18 195/60R15

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM satellite satellite
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes N/A Yes
CD Changer N/A Yes N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. Std. N/A
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes Yes N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes Yes N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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