The 2023 Pontiac Bonneville is an automobile produced by Pontiac. Pontiac Bonneville debuted with lots of gee-whiz features, solid handling, a powerful V8 in the GXP, excellent crash test scores, large trunk. Overall, the Bonneville is truly a sleek and fast full-size sedan built on a premium platform. Bonneville was full-size except for a brief mid-size period between 1982 and 1986.
The brand introduced a limited production performance convertible during the 1957 model year. Bonneville and platform partner Grand Ville are some of the largest Pontiacs ever built, reaching 230 inches long and 5,000 pounds and more in station wagon body styles. The Pontiac Bonneville combines a steep hood and windshield slope with an aggressive roofline to give it a decidedly wedge-like profile.
The Bonneville still retains traditional Pontiac design cues, such as cat-eye headlights with large, round fog lamps; a V-shaped hood; and sculpted body flanks with muscular hips. Three models are available: SE, SLE, and Bonneville SSEi.
Pontiac Bonneville Features
The Bonneville SE floor is getting some minor styling revisions this year for a cleaner look and comes nicely equipped with standard features like seat-mounted seat belts, driver and front passenger side-impact airbags, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes. Other standard items include 16-inch wheels and tires, power mirrors, and lighted entry. The midrange SLE adds dual climate control, a programmable driver information center, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, and upgrades to 17-inch wheels.
The Pontiac Bonneville SSEi not only delivers supercharged power, but also boosts the standard equipment load with dual exhausts, high-performance 17-inch wheels and tires, GM’s StabiliTrak suspension system, and a Bose eight-speaker premium audio unit. The other high-tech items like the EyeCue head-up display, variable-effort steering, and 12-way electric leather front scoops with memory.
Pontiac Bonneville Interior
Speaking of the interior, all controls are fully gauged and backlit in brand signature red lighting, leaning towards the driver in true Pontiac tradition. If your needs require a six-passenger capacity, a 55/45 split seat with center armrests is available on the SE (cloth only). A Delco radio array is also offered, as is GM’s three-button OnStar communication system.
Pontiac Bonneville Engine
Standard on the Pontiac Bonneville SE and SLE, GM’s 3800 Series II V6 not only pumps 205 horsepower through the four-speed automatic transmission but can get an incredible 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Switch to the SSEi and you get a healthy 240-horsepower supercharged variant of the 3.8-liter V6, almost making you forget that this full-size luxury sports sedan isn’t available with V8 power.
Pontiac Bonneville Safety
Crash tests for the Pontiac Bonneville achieved a safety rating of 4 stars for the Driver and 5 stars for the Front Passenger. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls and 0 reviews of defective products and has registered 26 safety complaints against the Pontiac Bonneville vehicles.