In comparing the Chevrolet SS's and the Pontiac G8's specifications and ratings, the Chevrolet SS has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Pontiac G8 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet SS's and the Pontiac G8's specifications and ratings, the Pontiac G8 is a better car than the Chevrolet SS.
Chevrolet SS vs. Pontiac G8 Pricing
A used 2017 Chevrolet SS ranges from $35,924 to $55,315 while a used 2009 Pontiac G8 is priced between $5,998 to $39,567.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Chevrolet SS’s base engine makes 415 horsepower, and the Pontiac G8 base engine makes 256 horsepower. The SS is rated to deliver an average of 16 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 414 miles. The G8 is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 475 miles. This gives the Pontiac G8 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Chevrolet SS. The SS uses premium unleaded, and the G8 uses gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Pontiac G8 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Chevrolet SS has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear leg room. The Chevrolet SS and Pontiac G8 are comparable in regards to front head room, and front shoulder room.