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Pontiac G6, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#13 of 52 Re: 4 cylinder fuel economy? [67lemans]
Oct 22, 2006 (5:09 pm)
I just rented a G6 base model with the 2.4 liter engine and 4 speed auto tranny. I found that the car had plenty of power. It cruised quietly at 80 when I thought I was going about 60. going into a 20 MPH headwind at 70 mph (90 mph wind speed), it was still easy to hear the stereo.
Driving about 700 miles, mostly highway, I got 30 MPG one way and 32 MPG the other way.
It was a while before I realized the trip computer was in the stereo. Once I found it, I was able to do some quick checking in the brief amount of city driving that I did. It appeared to be 22-24 mpg in fairly heavy traffic.
Based upon this trip, I would not hesitate to recommend the G6 to someone looking for a fairly inexpensive car. I don't see any reason to pay for any more engine than the 2.4.
Overall, I was impressed by the G6. My only significant complaint was that the stereo had no minijack input or cassette deck, so I had to play my XM Roady radio through the FM transmitter, and there was a lot of interference from other people doing the same thing.
Nov 02, 2006 (9:31 am)
I bought my 2006 G6 coupe in August. Has 1,800 miles on it. I feel like I am forever filling up with gas. Looks like I'm only getting about 240 miles per tank. Used to have the Acura 3.2TL and could get over 300. What mileage are you getting?
Love the remote starter however just recently the air conditioner acts up when starting remotely like its trying to do blow air but doesn't. Only happens on remote start.
Otherwise, great car. I'm pleased.
#15 of 52 Re: 2 negatives so far [lynnpage9999]
Nov 03, 2006 (7:22 pm)
If you have auto climate control system you have to leave it in AUTO mode for it to function during remote start
#16 of 52 Re: Poor Gas Mileage? [spsmith]
Dec 20, 2006 (5:53 am)
I've got the 07 convertible and so far it looks like 12.5 MPG and 240 mile range MAX.
#18 of 52 Re: Poor Gas Mileage? [spsmith]
Feb 28, 2007 (6:14 pm)
I have a 2005 G6 GT and I normally get 27-28 mpg.
This is mainly highway driving, but I have gotten better than 30 on long trips. Given the size of the car and the power put out from the V6 engine I am very satisfied with my gas mileage.
#19 of 52 Excellent Fuel Economy
Mar 11, 2007 (2:56 pm)
I just discovered this forum today and I am trying to figure out why some of you are experiencing such dismal fuel economy. In May 2006, my partner and I rented a G6 with the V6 in it and drove from Southwest Louisiana all the way to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and back. It was about 2,500 miles altogether. We kept an eye on the trip computer on the open highway going about 75-80mph, we experienced over 32 mpg. The average mpg for the total trip was about 28 mpg, which included some in-town driving. We didn't "feather foot" the accelerator either...we drove the heck out of that car. It was very comfortable for us, and I am debating on trading my Passat for one.
#20 of 52 gas mileage
May 20, 2007 (8:21 am)
I have a 2006 GT coupe. 16,000 miles so far. On long trips I get 33 hwy. My local ranges from 22-24. Great for a 6 cylinder.
#21 of 52 Re: gas mileage [ajay5]
Oct 04, 2007 (12:46 am)
I have a 2007 GTP sedan with the 3.6L V6 and six speed automatic. It has 400 miles on it so the engine is still in the "break in" period. I've gotten between 26-30 mpg on the highway and 18-20 mpg with careful driving in town. It was rated at 20/28 in 2007, and only 17/26 for the new adjusted 2008 EPA scale, so I feel I'm doing pretty well. Not bad for an American car with 252hp and 251 #ft torque. Hopefully this will even improve a little with time.
#22 of 52 Re: gas mileage [ajay5]
Dec 13, 2007 (6:12 pm)
I have an 06 GTP sedan and I get 24-25 in town and 27-28 on the highway, I drive conservatively.