Compare 2009 Saturn Sky vs 2008 Honda S2000

2009 Saturn Sky
2008 Honda S2000
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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
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2-Door Convertible
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.8
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
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 50.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
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
Exterior Dimensions
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)
71.4 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 162.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.4 (2.0 w/top down) 5.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QFX NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QFX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/40WR17
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)
2965 2864
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.5
Front 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5800 237 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4500 162 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
LE5 NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.2L/132
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Saturn Sky Honda S2000
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Sport-tuned Independent
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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