2008 Pontiac G8 vs. Its Competition

2008 Pontiac G8 GT
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Among large sedans, the G8’s chief rival is the Dodge Charger, which is a little ballsier in styling, but also a little less refined inside and out.

The Charger and the similar but more glamorous Chrysler 300 offer optional all-wheel drive, though.

The Ford Taurus is just as large as its competitors, but it’s more clearly geared to an older, more conservative crowd--and it’s front-wheel drive (with an all-wheel-drive option).

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Quick Specs
8.4
Pontiac’s come from nowhere in the large-sedan segment to build a class-leading four-door, with only a few minor quibbles.
8.2
The 2008 Dodge Charger sedan has plenty of practicality and character--and thirst, with the big HEMI engines.
8.4
A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
MSRP From  
$26,910$22,510$23,635
Gas Mileage  
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
Midsize SedanLargeLarge
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan SEL FWD
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4dr Sdn4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Automatic w/OD,AutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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