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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

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$652 — $6,400 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
23-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance, especially in supercharged version
  • Handling in GTP and Comp G
  • Front and rear headroom
  • Sporty appearance

The Bad

  • Urban fuel economy with supercharged engine
  • Resale value of GT
  • Backseat legroom and comfort
  • Aging basic design

What to Know

about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • Two 3.8-liter V-6 engines
  • Comp G available
  • 260-hp supercharged V-6 in GTP and Comp G
  • New TAPshift gear-change feature
  • Newly optional side-curtain airbags

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Pontiac has revamped its midsize front-wheel-drive Grand Prix sedan for 2004. Now in its ninth generation, the Grand Prix has styling overtones that are related to the automaker’s new GTO. “What began with the sleek design of the 2003 Vibe and Solstice concept car can now be seen in this Grand Prix,” said Pontiac-GMC General Manager Lynn Myers.

The base SE versions are no longer part of the lineup, which leaves two versions of the GT and a GTP, plus a GTP with a Competition Group (Comp G) handling package. A 3.8-liter V-6 produces 200 horsepower in the GTs, while the GTP gets a supercharged V-6 that generates 260 hp. A Formula One-style TAPshift (Touch Activated Power) system lets the driver of a Competition Group model use paddles at the steering wheel to change gears on the automatic transmission.

Exterior
The Grand Prix’s smooth bodysides are said to be Coke-bottle shaped, a theme that harks back to the muscle-car era. They extend into twin-port grilles with a two-tone lower fascia. What Pontiac calls aggressive driving lamps accent the sedan’s well-known WideTrack stance. Large corner-mounted taillights flank the rear spoiler.

With a 110.5-inch wheelbase and measuring 198.3 inches long overall, the Grand Prix is approximately 4 inches shorter than the Pontiac Bonneville. Fog lamps are standard. The tires measure 16 inches in diameter, but the Comp G edition gets 17-inchers. The rear doors now open to 82 degrees, and the trunk opening is wider and lower for ...

Vehicle Overview
Pontiac has revamped its midsize front-wheel-drive Grand Prix sedan for 2004. Now in its ninth generation, the Grand Prix has styling overtones that are related to the automaker’s new GTO. “What began with the sleek design of the 2003 Vibe and Solstice concept car can now be seen in this Grand Prix,” said Pontiac-GMC General Manager Lynn Myers.

The base SE versions are no longer part of the lineup, which leaves two versions of the GT and a GTP, plus a GTP with a Competition Group (Comp G) handling package. A 3.8-liter V-6 produces 200 horsepower in the GTs, while the GTP gets a supercharged V-6 that generates 260 hp. A Formula One-style TAPshift (Touch Activated Power) system lets the driver of a Competition Group model use paddles at the steering wheel to change gears on the automatic transmission.

Exterior
The Grand Prix’s smooth bodysides are said to be Coke-bottle shaped, a theme that harks back to the muscle-car era. They extend into twin-port grilles with a two-tone lower fascia. What Pontiac calls aggressive driving lamps accent the sedan’s well-known WideTrack stance. Large corner-mounted taillights flank the rear spoiler.

With a 110.5-inch wheelbase and measuring 198.3 inches long overall, the Grand Prix is approximately 4 inches shorter than the Pontiac Bonneville. Fog lamps are standard. The tires measure 16 inches in diameter, but the Comp G edition gets 17-inchers. The rear doors now open to 82 degrees, and the trunk opening is wider and lower for 2004.

Interior
The Grand Prix is spacious enough for five adults. The deep trunk holds 16 cubic feet of cargo, and a pass-thru for the 60/40-split, folding backseat is installed.

The larger analog gauges have a 3-D look, and the doors get new satin-nickel accents. The optional head-up display provides a “stealth” mode provision that allows the driver to extinguish all instrument panel lighting for enhanced visibility during night driving.

Under the Hood
A 200-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 engine is standard in the GT. The GTP sedan is equipped with a supercharged version that develops 260 hp. Both engines team with a four-speed-automatic transmission.

Safety
Antilock brakes are standard on the GT2 and GTP and optional on the GT1 sedan. Side curtain-type airbags are newly optional.

Driving Impressions
While the Grand Prix has many appealing features, it can’t quite compare to European and most Asian models in solidity, though its build quality has improved. The Grand Prix performs energetically, especially if it’s supercharged. Accelerating from a standstill with vigor, the Comp G sedan is strong when it comes to passing, though there’s little evidence that the supercharger has taken hold. The Comp G’s paddle shifters work well, but with a little delay.

The GTP’s suspension eases over quite a few road flaws, but it gives the impression of avoiding rather than absorbing them. Its handling skills are a bonus; as expected, handling with the Comp G package is tighter yet. Ride comfort in the Comp G isn’t bad for a performance model.

Headroom is ample in each seating position, but a power sunroof steals some space. Comp G riders get snugly bolstered, extra-supportive seats with leather upholstery.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.3
53 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

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(5.0)

Fabulous car

by Jay’s from Greenwood, MI on October 11, 2019

Car met all of my need and great transportation, as well as being really reliable.really comfortable and great ride quality as well as very sleek Read full review

(5.0)

So fun

by tturbotime from Muskogee Oklahoma on June 20, 2019

I bought a 2004 GTP a few months ago and I must say for a door 'mom' car, it has been a blast. I inherited a couple minor cooling system problems (could have had a better design) but other than that, ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix currently has 9 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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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 Grand Prix 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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