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Pontiac G8 Features

Can I get heated seats? Do I have to get a sunroof? Find out what you need to know about Pontiac G8 features right here.

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Available Features for the Pontiac G8

  

Model Year 2009 2009 2009
Model G8 G8 G8
Trim Base GT GXP
Engines  
3.6L V6
DOHC-4v
256 hp@6300
248 lb-ft@2100
 3.6L V6<br>DOHC-4v<br>256 hp@6300 <br>248 lb-ft@2100 is a standard feature.    
6.0L V8
OHV-2v
349 hp@5600
382 lb-ft@4400
   6.0L V8<br>OHV-2v<br>349 hp@5600 <br>382 lb-ft@4400 is a standard feature.  
6.2L V8
OHV-2v
415 hp@5900
415 lb-ft@4600
     6.2L V8<br>OHV-2v<br>415 hp@5900 <br>415 lb-ft@4600 is a standard feature.
Transmissions  
5-speed manually-shiftable automatic 5-speed manually-shiftable automatic is a standard feature.    
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic   6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is a standard feature. 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is a standard feature.
6-speed manual     6-speed manual is an optional feature.
Drivetrains  
RWD RWD is a standard feature. RWD is a standard feature. RWD is a standard feature.
Tires  
245/45VR18 tires 245/45VR18 tires is a standard feature. 245/45VR18 tires is a standard feature. 245/45VR18 tires is a standard feature.
245/40WR19 tires   245/40WR19 tires is an optional feature. 245/40WR19 tires is a standard feature.
Audio Systems  
Blaupunkt, 7 speakers Blaupunkt, 7 speakers is a standard feature.    
Blaupunkt, 230W, 11 speakers (with subwoofer) Blaupunkt, 230W, 11 speakers (with subwoofer) is an optional feature. Blaupunkt, 230W, 11 speakers (with subwoofer) is a standard feature. Blaupunkt, 230W, 11 speakers (with subwoofer) is a standard feature.
Accessories  
Cruise control Cruise control is a standard feature. Cruise control is a standard feature. Cruise control is a standard feature.
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.   Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature.
Often must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature.
Power rear side windows Power rear side windows is a standard feature. Power rear side windows is a standard feature. Power rear side windows is a standard feature.
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature.
Unlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.   Remote start is a standard feature. Remote start is a standard feature. Remote start is a standard feature.
Start the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.   4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature. 4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature. 4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature.
Rear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.   Alarm is a standard feature. Alarm is a standard feature. Alarm is a standard feature.
Only listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.   Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature.
Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.   Brake assist is a standard feature. Brake assist is a standard feature. Brake assist is a standard feature.
When a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.   Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature.
Mandatory, in all cars.
Performance braking system (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.       Performance braking system (optional) is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.   Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature.
Airbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).   Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature.
Selectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire Temporary spare tire is a standard feature.    
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.   Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature.
Two types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.   Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature.
When a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management  
Cargo net Cargo net is a standard feature. Cargo net is a standard feature. Cargo net is a standard feature.
Console with shifter Console with shifter is a standard feature. Console with shifter is a standard feature. Console with shifter is a standard feature.
Rear seat pass-throughUsually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.   Rear seat pass-through is a standard feature. Rear seat pass-through is a standard feature. Rear seat pass-through is a standard feature.
Usually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.
Climate Control and Infotainment  
Air conditioning Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature.
Audio controls on steering wheel Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature. Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature. Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature.
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.   Automatic climate control, front is an optional feature. Automatic climate control, front is a standard feature. Automatic climate control, front is a standard feature.
Maintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.   Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature.
Jack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.   Bluetooth cell phone link is a standard feature. Bluetooth cell phone link is a standard feature. Bluetooth cell phone link is a standard feature.
Enables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD changer, in-dashIncludes CD player.   CD changer, in-dash is an optional feature. CD changer, in-dash is a standard feature. CD changer, in-dash is a standard feature.
Includes CD player.
CD player      
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.   Dual-zone climate control is an optional feature. Dual-zone climate control is a standard feature. Dual-zone climate control is a standard feature.
Temperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.   MP3-compatible player is an optional feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature.
Audio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.   Rear air vents is a standard feature. Rear air vents is a standard feature. Rear air vents is a standard feature.
Vents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.
Rear defrost Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature.
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.   Rear heat ducts is a standard feature. Rear heat ducts is a standard feature. Rear heat ducts is a standard feature.
Ducts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.   Satellite radio is a standard feature. Satellite radio is a standard feature. Satellite radio is a standard feature.
XM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
Speed-sensitive wipersOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.   Speed-sensitive wipers is a standard feature. Speed-sensitive wipers is a standard feature. Speed-sensitive wipers is a standard feature.
Only listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Telematics service, such as OnStarIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system. For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.   Telematics service, such as OnStar is a standard feature. Telematics service, such as OnStar is a standard feature. Telematics service, such as OnStar is a standard feature.
In-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system. For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.   USB port is a standard feature. USB port is a standard feature. USB port is a standard feature.
Often permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.   Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature.
Time between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Exterior  
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.   Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature. Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature. Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature.
Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.
Hood scoopScoop on the hood, often not functional and purely decorative.   Hood scoop is a standard feature. Hood scoop is a standard feature. Hood scoop is a standard feature.
Scoop on the hood, often not functional and purely decorative.
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.   Rear spoiler is a standard feature. Rear spoiler is a standard feature. Rear spoiler is a standard feature.
Can be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sunroof Sunroof is an optional feature. Sunroof is an optional feature. Sunroof is an optional feature.
Gas Guzzler Tax  
1700     1700 is a standard feature.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors  
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.   Automatic headlights is a standard feature. Automatic headlights is a standard feature. Automatic headlights is a standard feature.
Headlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.   Compass is a standard feature. Compass is a standard feature. Compass is a standard feature.
We haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.   Fog lights is a standard feature. Fog lights is a standard feature. Fog lights is a standard feature.
Light wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Map lightsFront row reading lights.   Map lights is a standard feature. Map lights is a standard feature. Map lights is a standard feature.
Front row reading lights.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.   Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature.
Includes value of manual remote mirrors.
TachometerReports engine speed.   Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature.
Reports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.   Trip computer is a standard feature. Trip computer is a standard feature. Trip computer is a standard feature.
Reports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Powertrain  
Limited-slip rear differentialWhen one rear wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.     Limited-slip rear differential is a standard feature. Limited-slip rear differential is a standard feature.
When one rear wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.
Transmission coolerOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.       Transmission cooler is a standard feature.
Only listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Seats and Interior Trim  
Front buckets Front buckets is a standard feature. Front buckets is a standard feature. Front buckets is a standard feature.
Second-row 3-person bench Second-row 3-person bench is a standard feature. Second-row 3-person bench is a standard feature. Second-row 3-person bench is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), front row Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), second row Center armrest(s), second row is an optional feature. Center armrest(s), second row is an optional feature. Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature.
Door sill trim plates Door sill trim plates is a standard feature. Door sill trim plates is a standard feature. Door sill trim plates is a standard feature.
Floor mats Floor mats is a standard feature. Floor mats is a standard feature. Floor mats is a standard feature.
Heated front seats Heated front seats is an optional feature. Heated front seats is an optional feature. Heated front seats is a standard feature.
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.   Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature. Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature. Leather seating surfaces is a standard feature.
Seating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel Leather-wrapped steering wheel is an optional feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature.
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.   Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Manually adjustable lower back support.
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seatManually adjustable lower back support.   Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature. Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature. Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Manually adjustable lower back support.
Metal pedals   Metal pedals is an optional feature. Metal pedals is a standard feature.
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power height adjuster, driver seat Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power height adjuster, passenger seat Power height adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature. Power height adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature. Power height adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.   Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.   Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature. Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature. Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires  
Alloy wheels Alloy wheels is a standard feature.    
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.     Machined alloy wheels is a standard feature.  
Outer surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.
Polished alloy wheelsAlloy wheels highly polished to yield an almost chrome-like finish. In the past valued more highly than regular alloy wheels. But the term is used so broadly lately, often meaning that only some of the wheel face is machined, that they have the same defau       Polished alloy wheels is a standard feature.
Alloy wheels highly polished to yield an almost chrome-like finish. In the past valued more highly than regular alloy wheels. But the term is used so broadly lately, often meaning that only some of the wheel face is machined, that they have the same defau
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.       Sport suspension (upgrade) is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Summer tires (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.     Summer tires (optional) is an optional feature.  
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.

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Option Package Contents

Comfort and Sound Package

Features
Automatic climate control, front
CD changer, in-dash
Dual-zone climate control
MP3-compatible player
Blaupunkt, 230W, 11 speakers (with subwoofer)

Premium Package

Features
Center armrest(s), second row
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat

Sport Package

Features
Metal pedals
245/40WR19 tires

Premium Package

Features
Center armrest(s), second row
Leather seating surfaces
Heated front seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2009 Pontiac G8

2009 Pontiac G8 Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 361-horsepower 6.0L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I wish that a true manual tranny was available with the GT. see full Pontiac G8 review
2009 4dr Sedan 361-horsepower 6.0L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Even for the year it was introduced, the G8 lacked options and features usually found in this class like rear parking assist, camera, navigation, ambient lighting, HIDs, etc. The features are a bit minimialist - if you want luxury look elsewhere. see full Pontiac G8 review