Compare 2008 Pontiac Solstice vs 2009 Saturn Sky

2008 Pontiac Solstice
2009 Saturn Sky
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 19 25 $21,219 $22,455
2-Door Convertible GXP 19 28 $26,587 $28,135
2-Door Convertible SCCA SSB Champion Edition 19 25 $26,838 $28,400
2-Door Convertible SCCA T2 Champion Edition 19 28 $30,003 $31,750
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 19 25 $26,215 $27,595
2-Door Convertible Ruby Red SE 19 25 $28,139 $29,620
2-Door Convertible Hydro Blue SE 19 25 $28,680 $30,190
2-Door Convertible Red Line 19 28 $29,831 $31,905
2-Door Convertible Red Line Ruby Red SE 19 28 $30,957 $33,110
2-Door Convertible Red Line Hydro Blue SE 19 28 $31,490 $33,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,219
$26,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,455
$27,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$374 / month
$460 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Pontiac Solstice keeps it simple, valuing sports-car responsiveness over comfort and practicality. 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
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 50.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
157.2 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
50.1 50.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 95.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.4 5.4 (2.0 w/top down)
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.5 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)
11.7 x 1.0 11.7 x 1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.0 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
QFX QFX
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QFX QFX
Front Tire Size
P245/45R18 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2860 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4500 167 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LE5 LE5
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5800 173 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.51
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.26
Trans Order Code
MM5 MM5
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Solstice Saturn Sky
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Indep Sport-tuned
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Indep Sport-tuned
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.96 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 1.07
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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