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2005 Pontiac Bonneville Sedan

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Pontiac Bonneville Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 205 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Pontiac Bonneville

  • If traditional Pontiac styling twists your crank, and you want a large sedan packed with performance and features, the Bonneville is your kind of ride. However, the rear-drive Chrysler 300 offers a better package overall.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Loads of gee-whiz features, solid handling, powerful V8 in GXP, excellent crash test scores, large trunk.

  • Cons

    Average interior materials, overly complicated controls, poor resale value.

  • What's New for 2005

    The OnStar communications system is now standard on all Bonnevilles.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (14 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


I love my pontiac bonneville

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I had a 1995 Bonneville and with it's mileage at 128,000 I knew it would last much longer but in 2005 they made the last one so I had to make a decision and decided to get the 2005. I absolutely love it. Can't say enough about it. I can go a week on a tank - it gets me about 26 miles/gallon around town and to work. It's comfortable to drive and even spend time in parked watching movies on a dvd player/doing computer work, etc. Love it ! Bring it back so in ten years I can buy another! GM must be slowing down selling cars because they are lasting longer!




Only bonnevilles for me! bring

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I had a 1995 Bonneville that I loved. I was getting to the point of considering a newer car and when I heard they were discontinuing the Bonneville, I had to track a leftover down! I love my 2005. It has the coolest interior - a cockpit style and it very comfortable to drive. I have to make a lot of 6 hour round trip drives and I love my Bonneville! I keep my cars about 10 years so I hope by 2016, they're making Bonnevilles again - without changing a lot about them!




The great american touring sedan

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I have had nothing but excellent luck with my 2005 Bonneville SLE. It rides very smoothly but not overly floated like a Buick. The 3800 Series II V6 has excellent off the line pick up. Important for blowing off grannies in there Camry's. The trunk will hold loads of goodies and the steering is direct and gives good feedback. I have had one problem with my steering shaft other than that I have problem free time with this car. I intend to keep it in good shape and drive it forever. Anyone intrested in an excellent car and dosen't want a Camry or Impala this is a great family/touring car. My family and I love to take trips in this vehicle. It is the Great American Touring Sedan!




Stylish and comfortable! great punch!

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Driving has no longer become such a chore with the Bonneville. Just driving it for the pure joy of taking a ride is back. After owning a Bonneville in the past and my father owning 6 it seems apporiate to come back "home" agian. Proving the Bonneville is a great car and once you get one its very easy to get another one. The Bonneville with the 3800 Series II OHV V6 is plain peppy and is plenty of power for me and I was stepping down from a small block V8 powered GM car the six seemed almost as gusty. Part of that was due to the cars good gearing and performance axle ratio which was another reason I wanted an SLE. But I admit I love the GXP/SLE styling, it will age well!




Wonderful touring sedan!

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

What a wonderful car. I am so very pleased with my Bonneville SLE, and have driven on 3 over 500 mile trips in my SLE and just enjoy its great handling (FE2 ride and handling package) and great torque from the 3.8 Series II V6. I never forget I am in a Pontiac. I have put about 8000 miles on mine and really like its driving dynamics. It rides wonderful on the highway and does not comprise on curves. It cuts coners very stable with almost sports car like feedback and performance. Overall it is an impressive vehicle and classic American styling also get some thumbs up. I am very sad to see such a great large sedan be taken out of production! Pontiac bring the Bonneville back, I am waiting!




Great large sedan

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Vehicle: 2005 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 4dr Sedan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I got this car on an impluse buy. Always wanted a Bonneville since I sold my 77. The Bonneville makes me rejoyce for whats American. It's roomy, powerful and stylish. I don't care that its FWD. I like the torquy 3800. There is also that performance axle ratio which gives it alot of off the line kick. I truly love driving this car. Took it on a 2500 miles and drove it in the mountains with the FE2 ride this car was alot of fun. My fuel economy was okay. My 3400 Impala will do better. But thats the cost you pay for performance. I am so happy with my Bonneville SLE, if I had money I would buy another one but it would be a GXP. GREAT TOURING SEDAN! Its a great sporty family sedan!



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What's New for 2005

The OnStar communications system is now standard on all Bonnevilles.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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