2009 Pontiac G6 vs. Its Competition

2009 Pontiac G6 w/1SB

For 2009, the Pontiac G6 lineup is simply outclassed by a host of other top-performing mid-size vehicles.

The Honda Accord Coupe starts at about the same price as the G6 Coupe but has an elegant interior that looks and feels in a class above the G6; the Accord performs modestly with its economical four-cylinder engine, and it's available with a more powerful 3.5-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic.

The Nissan Altima Coupe is closest to the G6 Coupe in execution; it has a sportier feel like the G6 but strikes a better balance of ride comfort and crisp handling.

Next to the G6 sedan, the Fusion feels sportier, with its crisp, direct steering and responsive engines—it’s also a top-performer in safety—but the G6 has a more spacious backseat than either the Fusion or Altima.

The Altima stands out for its simple but very tasteful interior design and nice materials.

Both the Toyota Solara and Chrysler Sebring have quite soft rides, modest backseats, and roomy interiors.

The Sebring isn’t any more appealing than the G6 drop top, but both models start at several thousand dollars less than the 2009 Pontiac G6 Convertible.

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Quick Specs
The 2009 Pontiac G6 models have appealing styling inside and out, but they fail to wow in most other respects.
The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring’s reasonable road manners and wealth of features are at odds with its ungainly looks and interior trim.
The 2008 Honda Accord Coupe blends great looks with strong V-6 performance and good fuel economy, making it one of TheCarConnection.com’s top-rated vehicles.
The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
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CompactMid-Size SedanMidsizeCompactMidsize
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan w/1SV4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD4-Door Sedan LX FWD2-Door I4 Manual LX-S4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan
AutomaticManualAutomatic w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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