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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 $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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,215
$31,069
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,595
$34,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$460 / month
$572 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. The 2008 Honda S2000 is a purist's sports car, with the resulting compromises in room and refinement.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 44.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 49.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 50 44.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 34.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 50.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 68.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 162.2
Height, Overall (in) 50.1 50.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 95.1 94.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.4 (2.0 w/top down) 5.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code QFX NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P245/40WR17
Rear Tire Order Code QFX NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/45WR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2965 2864
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4500 162 @ 6800
Engine Order Code LE5 NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.2L/132
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 5800 237 @ 7800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.13
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Saturn Sky Honda S2000
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Indep Sport-tuned Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.95 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.07 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Sport-tuned Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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