The 2023 Pontiac Grand Prix is a mid-size front-wheel drive sedan manufactured by Pontiac, under General Motors. The Pontiac Grand Prix has styling undertones associated with the automaker’s Pontiac GTO. The standard model offers above-average performance, while the 2023 Grand Prix GXP rolls with the thunder of the V8. The Pontiac Grand Prix maintains its reputation as a vehicle for those who need the practicality and better gas mileage of a midsize family sedan but aren’t willing to give up the powerful engine or a bigger car.
After the modification, 2023 Pontiac took its place in the personal luxury car market segment and mid-size car offering, from the second generation to the fifth generation for the sedan and the coupe to the second generation to the sixth generation. The 2023 Grand Prix turned from the sixth generation to the seventh generation full-size car for the sedan positioned below the larger Bonneville in Pontiac’s model lineup.
The few Grand Prix models left in dealership parties, then, are discontinued cars at cursed dealerships, and with some bargaining, they could prove to be among the cheapest mid-size cars in America. The Grand Prix special edition model features ground-effect body components, a body-colored grille, and new 17-inch wheels for the first time. Mini perforated leather is available now on the steering wheel and seat inserts for all models. The TAPshift system allows the 2023 Pontiac GXP sedan driver to use the paddles on the steering wheel to change gears in an automatic transmission.
The Grand Prix performs energetically, especially with supercharged power. It promises strong throughput, accelerating briskly from where it stopped, but there’s little evidence that the supercharger is working. The Pontiac Grand Prix’s suspension mitigates most road imperfections but gives the impression of avoiding them rather than swallowing them. Handling capabilities are an advantage in top models without a major loss in driving comfort. The headroom is adequate in any seating position, but the optional electric sunroof takes up some space.
Pontiac Grand Prix Interior
Each Pontiac Grand Prix is spacious enough for five adults. The deep trunk holds 16 cubic feet of cargo, and a 60/40 pass-through, folding rear seat is installed. The large analog gauges have a 3D look and the doors show satin-nickel accents. Pontiac’s optional head-up display allows the driver to turn off all instrument cluster lighting for better visibility when driving at night.
Pontiac Grand Prix Exterior
The smooth edges of the Grand Prix are said to be in the shape of a coke bottle, a theme harking back to the muscle car era. They extend to dual-port grilles with a two-tone lower fascia. Large corner-mounted taillights surround the rear spoiler. Built on a 110.5-inch wheelbase, the Grand Prix measures up to 198.3 inches overall. Standard wheels are 16 inches in diameter, but 17 inches are optional. The Pontiac GXP gets 18-inch tires.
Pontiac Grand Prix Engine
Initially, the Grand Prix sedan came in basic, GT, and GTP trim levels. A GXP sedan with a 5.3-liter V-8 engine debuted in the 2005 model year. For 2006 the GTP trim level and the Comp G package were lowered. A 200-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 is standard on the base sedan. In the GXP sedan, a 5.3-liter V-8 produces 303 hp at 5,600 rpm and 323 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. All engines are equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission.
Pontiac Grand Prix Safety
In the NHTSA crash test, the Pontiac Grand Prix earned five stars for protecting the driver in head-on collisions. The front passenger position received four stars. In the IIHS front stabilization test, the Grand Prix had a good rating, the highest out of four, while that agency’s side-impact test resulted in the best, second-lowest rating. Anti-lock brakes are standard on GT and GXP models and optional on the base sedan. Side curtain-type airbags are optional. Anti-lock brakes and traction control are optional on the base model and come standard on the Pontiac Grand GT and GXP. The Pontiac Grand GXP also has a stability control system, front, and rear side curtain airbags are optional on all models.