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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible
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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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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 19 25 $26,215 $27,595
2-Door Convertible Red Line 19 28 $29,831 $31,905
2-Door Convertible Ruby Red SE 19 25 $28,139 $29,620
2-Door Convertible Red Line Ruby Red SE 19 28 $30,957 $33,110
2-Door Convertible Hydro Blue SE 19 25 $28,680 $30,190
2-Door Convertible Red Line Hydro Blue SE 19 28 $31,490 $33,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,069
$26,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,300
$27,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$460 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Honda S2000 is a purist's sports car, with the resulting compromises in room and refinement. The 2009 Saturn Sky looks great and in the Red Line trim is a blast to drive, but its ergonomics and quality keep it from truly competing with the Miata.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 34.6 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 44.8 50
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.7 52.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 44.3 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 49.8 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 162.2 161.1
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 71.4
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.0 5.4 (2.0 w/top down)
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.9 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QFX
Front Tire Size P215/45WR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QFX
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40WR17 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2864 2965
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.0 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 125
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 237 @ 7800 173 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 6800 167 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA LE5
Displacement 2.2L/132 2.4L/145
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda S2000 Saturn Sky
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.00 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.07 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Indep Sport-tuned
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double-wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Indep Sport-tuned
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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