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STYLING | 7 out of 10
the G6 convertible looks much like the G6 coupe”
Car and Driver
[appeals to] "import buyers who want a bit more flair but don't want to break the budget
Kelley Blue Book
sporty controls and racing-style gauges
the audio and climate controls are easy to reach and use”
The styling of the Pontiac G6 line of vehicles, which stepped in to replace the old Pontiac Grand Ams, has proved to be a critical and commercial success. The 2009 Pontiac G6 Convertible manages to maintain the general appearance of the 2009 Pontiac G6 Coupe, with the added benefit of the hardtop convertible roof.
The exterior of the 2009 Pontiac G6 Convertible represents a huge visual improvement over previous Pontiac cruisers. Car and Driver reports that "the G6 convertible looks much like the G6 coupe, and since styling is the coupe's strongest suit, this is not a bad thing." Cars.com reviewers happen to disagree, saying that the Pontiac G6 Convertible shares "the same uneasy shape as the G6 coupe," but most testers give positive reviews to this 2009 Pontiac.
The exterior styling on the 2009 Pontiac G6 Coupe is decidedly performance-oriented, reflecting Pontiac's renewed emphasis on building fun-to-drive vehicles. Kelley Blue Book considers the G6 Pontiac Coupe both "sleek" and "sophisticated," and notes that Pontiac targets "import buyers who want a bit more flair but don't want to break the budget." The 2009 Pontiac G6 sedan features Pontiac's low, wide styling, and reviews read by TheCarConnection.com indicate that it works quite well. Kelley Blue Book proclaims that the "exterior styling is a giant leap forward for Pontiac," and some reviewers there think it's "one of the most attractive cars the domestic manufacturers have ever delivered."
Sitting down inside this 2009 Pontiac sedan, you can expect to find a handsome and well-planned interior. Cars.com reviewers list the "sporty controls and racing-style gauges with red LED backlighting" among their favorite interior styling touches, while Edmunds praises the "attractive and brightly ringed cluster" that houses the gauges.
Reviewers at Cars.com approve of the "sporty controls and racing-style gauges with red LED backlighting," which are surrounded with "brushed metal accents and chrome trim," of the G6 Coupe. The typically conservative reviewers at ConsumerGuide find little to fault with the interior controls of the 2009 Pontiac G6, saying that the "audio and climate controls are easy to reach and use."
The Convertible scores moderately well with reviewers, thanks to a clean layout. ConsumerGuide says that "the audio and climate controls are easy to reach and use," and Cars.com testers add, "the recessed red gauges are contemporary and sporty." Edmunds also approves of the "chrome and faux metal accents" that serve to "brighten things up inside."
The 2009 Pontiac G6 coupe and sedan offer solid styling without breaking the bank, but the jury is out on the Convertible.