Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac Grand Am

The Pontiac Grand Am sedans and coupes are contemporary, fuel-efficient vehicles that are both stylish and powerful. It is an ideal starter car for young drivers because it is fun to drive yet has reliable safety features.

Model Overview

The first Pontiac Grand Am was released in 1999 and was in production until 2005. The initial model year is a front-wheel drive and comes equipped with a 2.4 liter engine with up to 175 horsepower. This car has a favorable amount of cargo space at approximately 14 cubic feet, making it a great option for a small family or a driver that often has passengers (it can seat up to five). The 1999 model comes standard with a tachometer, tilt steering, a tilt steering column, a radio, power lock doors, ABS brakes, traction control, locking differential, and airbags. 

When you begin your search for the right Pontiac Grand Am, it is probably best to look at later models since they will have the latest innovations. The 2005 model comes standard with a 3.4 liter V6 engine and has 175 horsepower. Also included is a multi-point injection fuel system. The fuel efficiency for the 2005 Grand Am is competitive at 20 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. With a fuel tank at a maximum capacity of 14 gallons, you will find that you will need to get gas infrequently. This is a great car for the person that likes to take long road trips. 

The interior of the 2005 Grand Am has features that enhance comfort and convienence. It comes standard with air conditioning, audio anti-theft protection, a Monsoon RDW audio system, CD player, cargo area light, full dashboard console with open storage box, full floor console with covered storage box, delayed/fade courtesy lights, cruise control, front and rear seats with fixed cup holders, door pockets for the driver and passenger seats, cruise control, bucket adjustable driver seat with height adjustment, and passenger bucket seat.

With 14.6 cubic feet of storage space, this is a sporty coupe that also has the ability to stow away and tote all of your gear. The Pontiac Grand Am's wheelbase measures 107 inches--a great size for a coupe or a sedan.

In conclusion, because it is budget-friendly and reliable, the 2005 Grand Am is a great option for both young drivers and families. 

Safety Features

Considering the last Grand Am model year was manufactured in 2005, suprisingly it has some highly innovative safety features. The 2005 Grand Am comes standard with the following safety features: power door locks, vehicle anti-theft system, ABS Brakes for two or four wheels, traction control, driver and passenger airbags, power windows, trunk anti-trap device, and a keyless entry remote.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2005 Pontiac Grand Am a "G" for good for its chest injury prevention safety. The US Department of Transportation reported that the 2005 Grand Am earned four out of five possible stars for its rollover protection as well as for its driver and front passenger side safety.


  • The 2005 Pontiac Grand Am offers a SC/T Special Edition on the GT1 with a composite hood, rear aero wing, and Chrome Tech Wheels.
  • An optional sunroof can be added to the 2005 Grand Am models.
  • The 2005 Grand Am is offered in five color options: black, galaxy silver metallic, greystone metallic, summit white, and victory red.