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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 $24,174 $25,855
2-Door Convertible Carbon Flash SE 19 25 $26,105 $27,920
2-Door Convertible Red Line 19 26 $27,848 $29,785
2-Door Convertible Red Line Carbon Flash SE 19 26 $29,153 $31,180
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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
$24,174
$23,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,855
$24,275
Monthly Payment Estimate
$431 / month
$405 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Saturn Sky has an especially seductive shape, but it lacks the expected charm and simple sophistication from behind the wheel. Practicality and comfort take second billing to sportscar performance and flashy looks in the 2009 Pontiac Solstice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater 2-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 52.4
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 50.2 50.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 95.1 95.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 157.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.4 (2.0 w/top down) 5.4/2.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 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 13.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QFX QFX
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P245/45R18
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QFX QFX
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P245/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2933 2908
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 5800 173 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System EFI SFI
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) - TBD - 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.26
Trans Order Code MM5 MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.75
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.51
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn Sky Pontiac Solstice
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Sport-tuned Independent Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Indep Sport-tuned Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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