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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible
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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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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
$21,219
$26,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,455
$27,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$374 / month
$460 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50 50
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 52.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.4 5.4 (2.0 w/top down)
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.4
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QFX QFX
Front Tire Size P245/45R18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code QFX QFX
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45R18 P245/45VR18
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2860 2965
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 125
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 5800 173 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4500 167 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LE5 LE5
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.4L/145
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Solstice Saturn Sky
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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