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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

2008 Nissan Maxima

  2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 2008 Nissan Maxima SL
MSRP
$22,210
$28,630
Invoice $20,988 $26,229
MPG
City/Highway
16/28 19/25
Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix is roomy, comfortable, and quite enjoyable to drive, but it feels dated and is lacking in the details. Read Full Review The 2008 Nissan Maxima is a bit more aesthetically appealing than a top-of-the-line Altima or Accord, but it doesn’t perform any better. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Smooth, composed ride
  • Spacious backseat
  • Thrilling acceleration in the GXP

Dislikes:

  • Plasticky, dated interior design
  • Torque steer hampers handling with the V-8
  • Unimpressive safety
  • Side airbags aren’t standard

Likes:

  • Supportive front seats
  • Steers and handles responsively
  • Very quiet, comfortable cabin

Dislikes:

  • Outside styling doesn’t stand out from the Altima
  • V-6 doesn’t feel sporty with CVT automatic
  • No standard stability control in a top-of-the-line model
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