The 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix was very nearly made redundant several years ago with the introduction of the G6 sedan, which is almost as roomy inside.
Its closest rival may be the Nissan Maxima, which offers gutsy V-6 performance and front-wheel drive; the current Maxima, however, doesn’t feel tremendously sporty due to its CVT and softer tuning than in previous iterations, though its interior is very attractive.
The Ford Taurus isn’t at all fashionable, but it’s extremely spacious, rides well, and has ample power from the 3.5-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic; the Taurus is also one of the safest cars available.
Other types of buyers might better appreciate the Dodge Charger, which comes in V-6 and V-8 variants with rear- or all-wheel drive.
But the Charger doesn’t ride quite as well as these other rivals, and its backseat is smaller.
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|2008 Pontiac Grand PrixBrowse Used Listings||2008 Dodge ChargerBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan SEL FWD||4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4dr Sdn||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Continously Variable|
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