The 2023 Pontiac Grand AM is a mid-size car and later a compact car produced by Pontiac. The 2023 Pontiac Grand Am is a mid-size sport sedan that is in its final year of production and replaces the all-new Pontiac G6. The front and rear panels, grille, hood, headlights, taillights, and exterior trim appeared in 1996. The Pontiac Grand AM dashboard is also new, ditching the door-mounted seat belts along with dual airbags.
The Pontiac Grand Am will continue to be sold alongside its other corporate friends, the Buick Skylark and Oldsmobile Achieva, which were also redesigned this year, and the Grand Am is again more popular than the Buick or Olds N. bodies. The new Grand Am is slightly larger and heavier than the previous generation, with a slight rounder front and rear, but the wheelbase and interior dimensions remain the same. The body-colored trim was standard, just like the previous model, but now it’s bigger and sharper. Sound systems have been revised and a new 8-speaker Monsoon system has been added to the options list.
The redesigned Pontiac Grand AM became America’s best-selling compact car. The body was again slightly larger than the previous model, and by now the Grand Am was one of the few cars in the US that still offered a 2-door coupe and a 4-door sedan. Both body styles were offered in SE, SE1, and SE2 trims, as well as GT, GT1, and GT2 sports. When the Skylark is dropped, there will be no Buick equivalent this generation, but Oldsmobile has introduced the all-new Alero to replace the Achieva.
Pontiac Grand AM : Engine
The Pontiac Grand AM base engine is a 150-horsepower 2.4 Twin Cam I4, replaced by a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic from the previous generation. The 165 hp (170 “ Ram Air” on GT models after 2000) 3.4L (207 cid) V6 was the only option with a 4-speed automatic. The GT is available as a coupe or sedan. Speedometers on GT models read 150 mph, and SEs had a 120 mph unit.
Pontiac Grand AM : Safety
The Pontiac Grand AM SE models lost standard anti-lock brakes, and SE models lost lower body cladding. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the Pontiac Grand AM lower in frontal crash testing for its marginal structural integrity, potential head injury, potential right leg injury, and rollover control.