The 2007 Pontiac G6 is a pretty versatile vehicle for Pontiac. You have your choice of three body styles – coupe, sedan, or droptop. You also have your choice of 3 engines, a 169 HP four banger, a mid level V6, and a sweet 252 HP 3.6 liter V6.
It’s hard to make a midsize sedan look particularly good, and the G6 sedan is no exception. The G6 coupe however, is quite nice looking. It’s no Altima coupe, but it’s easy on the eyes, and that’s saying a lot for a Pontiac.
If you’re the fun in the sun type, the G6 Convertible offers one of the least expensive retractable hardtops on the market today. Ragtops are going the way of the slant six, and I for one am not going to miss them. Retractable hardtops are just much nicer looking, and offer better sound insulation than a ragtop ever could.
Pontiac in particular, and GM in general, has made a lot of mistakes over the last few years. I can say with confidence that the G6 isn’t one of them. While I don’t feel that the G6 can stand up to a Nissan Altima or Honda Accord, I still think it’s a solid offering. And when you consider the price difference, the G6 starts to look pretty darn good.
2007 Pontiac G6 Specs
- 169 HP 2.4 liter I4
- Available 224 HP 3.5 liter V6
- Available 252 HP 3.6 liter V6
- Coupe, Sedan, and Convertible body styles
- EPA Says: 23 MPG city / 33 MPG highway
2007 Pontiac G6 Reviews
Autosite reviews the 2007 Pontiac G6 and writes – ‘The reality part is that at least one of the three props holding up this brand channel isn’t what GM’s marketing folks would have you believe. The Pontiac G6, while perfectly fine in many respects, is not a performance car. Not in terms of its powertrain or its handling. True, a new engine pushing about 250 horsepower is coming, but a quick look around in the G6’s segment unearths several competing models with equal or greater power, and few trying to paint themselves as performance machines. To be worthy of such a description, a car needs not only a lively powertrain, but responsive steering and tightly controlled handling. The G6 lacks all of these traits.’
Edmunds reviews the 2007 Pontiac G6 and writes – ‘With hydraulic power steering now standard on the GT and GTP and optional on the standard G6 sedan, our previous gripe about the G6’s numb steering feel (due to the electric power-assist system) has been addressed on all but the Value Leader sedan. Regardless of trim level, the G6’s suspension returns a surprisingly sporty ride, which is taken to a higher level in the more firmly sprung GT and GTP. Choose either one and you’ll enjoy flat, composed cornering with a minimum of body sway while pressing on a twisty road. The G6’s solid platform makes for a flex-free ride over the bumps and the convertible’s insulated hardtop allows the G6 drop top to rival the coupe for serenity while cruising at freeway speeds.’
Detroit News reviews the 2007 Pontiac G6 and has this to say – ‘Tell someone that you just spent some time in the G6, and they might think you’ve returned from an economic summit. Tell them that you were in the Grand Am, and they’ll know you drove a Pontiac. For reasons that must be clear only to marketing experts, names are out and numbers are in when it comes to identifying automotive models. In labeling its sporty fleet of sedans, coupes and convertibles, Pontiac has created a hierarchy of G’s, ranging from the G5 to the upcoming 2008 G8. The mid-level G6 is so designated because it was the successor to the Grand Am, hence the “G,” and is the sixth generation of that line.’