Compare 2009 Pontiac Solstice vs 2009 Honda S2000

2009 Pontiac Solstice
2009 Honda S2000
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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
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $31,697 $34,995
2-Door Convertible CR 18 25 $33,504 $36,995
2-Door Convertible w/Air Conditioning CR 18 25 $34,408 $37,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,182
$31,697
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,275
$34,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$583 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Practicality and comfort take second billing to sportscar performance and flashy looks in the 2009 Pontiac Solstice. The 2009 Honda S2000 is a true sportscar, in the sense that it trades comfort and refinement for speed and performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 34.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 50.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 49.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.0 45.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
157.2 162.7
Height, Overall (in)
50.1 50.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 94.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.4/2.1 5.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
10.9 x 0.5 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.6 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.63
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R18 P245/40WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QFX NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R18 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QFX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
2908 2864
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.2L/132
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5800 237 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4500 162 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
LE5 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.48
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.05
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.13
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Solstice Honda S2000
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Short/Long Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short/Long Arm Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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