Compare 2008 Honda S2000 vs 2009 Pontiac Solstice

2008 Honda S2000
2009 Pontiac Solstice
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $31,069 $34,300
2-Door Convertible CR 18 25 $32,876 $36,300
2-Door Convertible w/Air Conditioning CR 18 25 $33,780 $37,300
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 19 25 $23,182 $24,275
2-Door Coupe 19 25 $25,044 $26,225
2-Door Convertible Street Edition 19 25 $28,086 $29,410
2-Door Convertible GXP 19 28 $28,158 $29,485
2-Door Coupe GXP 19 28 $29,008 $30,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,069
$23,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,300
$24,275
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$405 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda S2000 is a purist's sports car, with the resulting compromises in room and refinement. Practicality and comfort take second billing to sportscar performance and flashy looks in the 2009 Pontiac Solstice.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater 2-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
49.8 50.6
Front Head Room (in)
34.6 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
44.8 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.7 52.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
162.2 157.2
Height, Overall (in)
50.0 50.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
94.5 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 5.4/2.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x 0.5
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.9 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR17 P245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFX
Front Tire Size
P215/45WR17 P245/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFX
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2864 2908
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 6800 167 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA LE5
Displacement
2.2L/132 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
237 @ 7800 173 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.51
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.80 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.26
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Honda S2000 Pontiac Solstice
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Short/Long Arm
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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