2001 Pontiac Aztek consumer reviews

$21,445–$23,960 MSRP range
side view of 2001 Aztek Pontiac
84% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.1
  • Reliability 3.9
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Ugly yes, but a good vehicle overall!

Solid, was a great vehicle. No major issues, never let me down as my daily driver. Got rid of it a few years ago and was a huge mistake. But i would not hesitate on purchasing one again.


I loved it, but it's time to let go......

I bought this car when it was 2 years old. I had searched for one and drove 5 hours to test drive it, because this was all I was interested at the time (my previous vehicle was a Jeep Grand Cherokee that ate brakes and rode extremely rough). Test drive went well, the dealer and I agreed on a price below their asking price, and it was mine. The model I have has the split captain back seats, multi cd disc changer (5 or 6, I can't remember), sun roof, power seats, rear stereo and tailgate bench, console cooler, tent....I'm sure I'm leaving something out. The leather seats were some of the most comfortable seats in any car I ever owned. I currently own a Cadillac and I would say they are right up there with comfort comparison. When the kids were young, the rear outlets for their electronics were a lifesaver. Also the headphones where they could listen to whatever, and block out adult conversation made them enjoy it more. The rear fold out bench was perfect for tailgating and using the rear stereo system. We never used the tent or the cooler, other than for console storage. We have 5 vehicles now, and the Aztek hasn't been driven in a year, so we are selling. I had hoped to keep it, but with a husband that seems to collect sport cars, it's the least logical one to keep. It had a good run and the only thing I ever had to do to it was to get the brakes fixed (I guess new rotors??? I'm female, don't fault me for not knowing). I hated Pontiac went out of business because over the years, our family had a few Grand Prix's, a Firebird or two, and the Aztek, and never had any major problems with any of them. Goodbye old friend....you served us well. I hope a new family will enjoy you like we did.


Sad that the journey is over...

I got this car used. It wasn't gently used either. I loved it immediately. It was over on the miles, but still looked awesome and drove great. I remember a boyfriend told me that it was on it's last legs 7 years ago. I have put another 80,000 miles on it since. It's been a great ride, but I think now 9/2019, our journey is almost over. Sigh....


Very fun camping vehicle!

This vehicle is a lot of fun to drive, Its great for camping and tailgating and has a very cool interior. The vehicle is very comfortable and easy to drive.


Great car for summer fun!

I have found great use of the tailgate and tent feature, Its perfect for off roading and setting up camp where ever. I also enjoy the cooler feature as well as the air compressor built into the trunk.


Vehicle is better than I thought

I looked at 32 different Aztek?s. It is the best one I found with no rust. The seller was extremely thorough in detail about any issues. Car arrived and was better than I expected


Reliable for over 15 years

This was one of my favorite vehicles ever. I wanted to buy another model when this one got older, only to find out that they stopped making them in 2005. This was great for taking the kids on family trips and driving around town and just everything. A lot of times in the evening when we were driving home they would be asleep in the backseat. The heated seats are great for cold winters and people with back issues. The sound system is a lot of fun. I will miss this vehicle.


Quick but don't get it

This car had a lot of room in it, really quick, and a unique look, but the reliability was totally awful.


Best Car I have Ever Owned

This is the most reliable and functional car I have owned. It is a true joy to drive. I remember when I bought my 2001 new. The salesman said take it for a whole day and drive it as much as you want. I did and I came back and bought it. Has has some problems like any other vehicle but they have been minor. I hope I will be able to keep this car for several more years as I absolutely love it. It has taken me from Canada all the way down to Florida. Been on many family vacations with this car and it has plenty of room for storage in the rear. I wish they still made them because when it does come time to replace it, I don't think anything will ever measure up.


Have not had any problems with this Aztek.

This is the second 2001 Pontiac Aztek I have owned. Driving it is like a driving a luxury vehicle with the added convenience being able to haul and tow things like a truck with a towing capacity of 3500 pounds. It does tow very good too.