Pontiac's flagship luxury import fighter, the Bonneville, was the most aggressive front-driver in the GM fleet. Competitors of the Bonneville included the Acura Legend, BMW 5-Series, Mazda 929 and Millenia, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Avalon and the MoPar triplets: Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Monaco/Intrepid and Eagle Vision.
Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]
1992[edit | edit source]
Two models of this sport sedan were available: SE and uplevel SSE. On the SE, the blower only came with the Sport Luxury Edition (SLE) package that included a leather interior, rear spoiler and 16-in. tires and wheels. The SSEi option offered a supercharger on the SSE, in addition to a specific instrument cluster with boost gauge, special badging and speed-rated 16-in. tires. Both models came standard with dual airbags, electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning and antilock brakes.
Standard on SSE and optional on SE were variable-effort power steering, electronic load leveling and the Computer Command Ride handling package. The latter added larger diameter swaybars to the SE, and featured an adjustable dampening system that would automatically switch between three levels of ride firmness depending on driver input and road conditions. Traction control, which used a combination of engine management and braking to limit wheelspin, was an option on both models.
1995[edit | edit source]
Horsepower was the news for '95, as the standard engine for both models was now the 205-hp Series II V6, which replaced the previous three years' 170-hp version. The supercharger option returned for both models, which would upgrade the V6's output up to 225 horsepower.
Retail prices[edit | edit source]
- $21,820 (1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE)
As of mid-1994:
- $20,804 (1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE)
- $25,804 (1995 Pontiac Bonneville SSE)
As of August 1, 1995:
- $21,589 (1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE)
- $26,559 (1996 Pontiac Bonneville SSE)
Shipping prices[edit | edit source]
- $575 (1994 models)
- $585 (1995 models)
- $590 (1996 models)