Pontiac's 2009 G6 includes three different body styles--sedan, coupe, and convertible. The sedan is available in base, GT, or GXP trim, while the coupe is offered in either GT or GXP models. The convertible is only available in GT trim.
The G6 convertible has room for four and a unique, tight-folding hardtop arrangement designed by German coachbuilder Karmann, which can stow away in about 30 seconds.
A total of four different engines are offered in the G6 range, each paired with either a 4-speed automatic or 6-speed automatic transmission. Base G6 sedans get an economical 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that produces 164 hp, matched with a 4-speed automatic. GT models step up to a 219-hp, 3.5L V6 with variable valve timing, plus a 4-speed automatic with manual control. The top GXP model gets a more powerful 3.6L engine with variable valve timing, which makes 252 hp and is mated to a 6-speed automatic, also with manual control. On G6 convertibles, the 3.5L engine is standard, while a 3.9L V6 making 222 horsepower is optional. Both come with a 4-speed automatic with manual controls.
With the 4-cylinder engine, the G6 returns impressive EPA fuel economy estimates of 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, while the 3.5L V6 shows 18 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
The base G6 includes air conditioning, an XM satellite radio, CD player, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power windows, locks and mirrors, and GM's OnStar system. The mid-range GT adds a generous amount of equipment, including fog lamps, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control, keyless entry, leather interior trim and an upgraded 8-speaker Monsoon audio system with subwoofer.
In addition to its 3.6L engine and 6-speed transmission, the GXP brings a sportier edge to the G6, with a performance-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels and StabiliTrak stability control system. A number of other improvements further distinguish it from the GT trim, including a unique front fascia, dual exhaust tips, heated seats and automatic climate control.
Front and side-impact airbags are standard on all G6s, while convertible G6s also include head curtain air bags. Four-wheel antilock brakes and traction control are also standard across the line.
Available on the base sedan, the Sport Package allows the G6 to transform from a simple people-mover to a respectable performance sedan. It includes StabiliTrak, a transmission upgrade to the 6-speed automatic with driver shift control as well as a shorter 2.89 axle ratio. The Sport Package 2 takes it a step further, including the 3.5L V6 with variable valve timing, 17" aluminum wheels, a 3.05 ratio rear end, and hydraulic power steering.
Available on the GT, the Premium Package includes heated leather power-adjustable seats. The Sun and Sound Package includes both a 6-disc CD change stereo and a power sunroof.
Also available is the GT Street Edition, which dresses up the G6 with a unique front and rear fascia, mesh grilles, special 18" wheels, as well as StabiliTrak, power mirrors and a chrome exhaust.
On the GXP, the Street Edition package goes for an even more extreme look with hood scoops and a spoiler.
Engine, 3.5L Variable Valve Timing V6 SFI (Sedan and Coupe 219 hp [163.0 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 219 lb-ft of torque [297.0 N-m] @ 3200 rpm) (Convertible 217 hp [162.1] @ 5800 rpm, 217 lb-ft of torque [293.6 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)
Axle, 3.29 ratio
Front wheel drive
Suspension, Sport, with thicker direct-acting front stabilizer bar and enhanced steering rack bushing and thicker rear stabilizer bar
Steering, Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS)
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control
Exhaust outlet, single chrome tip
Remote vehicle starter system included in key fob
Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) painted cast aluminum
Tires, 17" (43.2 cm) touring, blackwall
Headlamps, halogen composite with reflector optics, automatic exterior lamp control and 20-second delay off feature
Fog lamps, front, integral in fascia with projector beam
Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted, heat rejecting
Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Satin Black
Wipers, front intermittent, speed-sensitive, controlled-cycle
Audio system AM/FM stereo with CD player, seek-and-scan, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, equalizer, Driver Information Center and auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player
XM Radio. XM Radio includes 3 trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels from Rock to Jazz, Country to Classical, Latin Pop to Hip Hop, and virtually everything in between, all in amazing digital sound. Turn on your favorite Sports with every Major League Baseball game from Opening Day until the World Series, NHL Hockey, the PGA TOUR and college football and basketball. Plus XM brings you the biggest names in news and talk, outrageous comedy, award-winning family programming -- wherever you go from coast to coast. Exclusive live concerts, Oprah and Friends, Radio Disney, and so much more. Find what turns you on. (Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. Visit gm.xmradio.com for more details.)
Audio system feature, Monsoon high-performance 8-speaker system with high-mounted tweeters and subwoofer
Seats, 45/45 front bucket
Seat adjuster, driver 4-way manual with power height adjustment and ratcheting lumbar
Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding
Console, floor with floor shifter, integral armrest, lighted shift indicator, parking brake and storage compartment
Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, temperature, fuel, tachometer and trip odometer
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and delayed locking
Windows, power with driver Express-Down
Trunk release, power
Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-key III+
Air conditioning, single-zone manual
Defogger, rear-window, electric
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with compass display
Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors (Illuminated visor vanity mirrors)
Lighting, interior with illuminated entry and theater dimming
Shift knob, leather-wrapped
Brake handle, leather-wrapped
Map pocket, driver seatback
Map pocket, front passenger seatback
Cargo nets, trunk
Traction control, Traction Control System (TCS), full-function
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
OnStar 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock (if equipped), Hands-Free Calling and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar.com.)
Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, height-adjustable
Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats