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5-6 Seats
22-24 MPG
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2000 Pontiac Bonneville Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Bonneville has a new design for 2000 that Pontiac says combines luxury with attitude in a full-size sedan.

The Bonneville is built from the same front-drive platform as the Buick LeSabre but has sportier styling, a performance image and a mission to attract younger buyers than its more conservative cousin.

Key rivals include the Dodge Intrepid and Chrysler Concorde, Chevrolet Impala and midsize models such as the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon.

Exterior
Maintaining Pontiac’s reputation for bold styling, the new Bonneville has a wedge profile, aggressive-looking twin-port grille, cat’s-eye headlamps and body-side ribbing.

Bonneville’s wheelbase grows 1.4 inches to 112.2 and overall length grows 2 inches to 202.6, slightly shorter than the Intrepid. SE models come with standard 16-inch wheels and tires, and SLE and SSEi models roll on 17-inchers. The SLE and SSEi also have a standard rear spoiler.

Interior
SE models are available with front bucket seats or a three-place split bench seat, but 80 percent of Bonnevilles are sold with the buckets, according to Pontiac. The front seats are the “catcher’s mitt” type, the head restraints of which move up and forward in the event of a rear-end collision to reduce the chance of whiplash injury.

The roomy 18-cubic-foot trunk has a wide, long floor. There is a small pass-through opening from the trunk to the interior for carrying long items, but a folding rear seatback isn’t availab...

Vehicle Overview
Bonneville has a new design for 2000 that Pontiac says combines luxury with attitude in a full-size sedan.

The Bonneville is built from the same front-drive platform as the Buick LeSabre but has sportier styling, a performance image and a mission to attract younger buyers than its more conservative cousin.

Key rivals include the Dodge Intrepid and Chrysler Concorde, Chevrolet Impala and midsize models such as the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon.

Exterior
Maintaining Pontiac’s reputation for bold styling, the new Bonneville has a wedge profile, aggressive-looking twin-port grille, cat’s-eye headlamps and body-side ribbing.

Bonneville’s wheelbase grows 1.4 inches to 112.2 and overall length grows 2 inches to 202.6, slightly shorter than the Intrepid. SE models come with standard 16-inch wheels and tires, and SLE and SSEi models roll on 17-inchers. The SLE and SSEi also have a standard rear spoiler.

Interior
SE models are available with front bucket seats or a three-place split bench seat, but 80 percent of Bonnevilles are sold with the buckets, according to Pontiac. The front seats are the “catcher’s mitt” type, the head restraints of which move up and forward in the event of a rear-end collision to reduce the chance of whiplash injury.

The roomy 18-cubic-foot trunk has a wide, long floor. There is a small pass-through opening from the trunk to the interior for carrying long items, but a folding rear seatback isn’t available.

Under the Hood
SE and SLE models come with General Motors’ 205-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6, used in several other large GM cars. The SSEi model comes with a supercharged 3.8-liter engine that generates 240 horsepower. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard with both.

Safety
Side-impact airbags for the front seats and anti-lock brakes are standard on all three models. Traction control is standard on the SSEi and optional on the others, and Stabilitrak, GM’s skid-preventing technology, also is standard on the SSEi.

Performance
Bonneville separates itself from GM’s other large cars with its sporty demeanor and aggressive looks, which may not appeal to all buyers. Besides attitude, the Bonneville offers a functional, roomy sedan with good acceleration and handling.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

3.9
18 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(3.9)
Interior Design
(3.9)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(3.7)
Value For The Money
(3.9)

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(5.0)

The best value I have ever had.

by Sweet Daddy? from San Antonio, TX 78250 on October 29, 2018

Pound for Pound second to none for price and value. Really love the performance, handling, looks and reliability. I will definitely using this site in the future and will tell all of my friends. Read full review

(5.0)

Pound for pound the SSEI was ahead of its time!

by Sweet Daddy? from San Antonio, TX 78250 on July 30, 2018

The combination of performance, comfort, style and value was second to none in 2000 when I purchased the SSEI. Definitely a head turner before and after it was pimped out. Read full review

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Bonneville received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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