The Honda S2000 may be the closest competitor to the Solstice GXP; it brings an incredibly rev-happy 237-horsepower, 2.2-liter VTEC four-cylinder and six-speed manual.
Though it doesn't match the GXP for straight-line performance, it beats it for the tactile experience.
The Miata covers the basics with a certain tactile charm that the Solstice lacks; the shift action, very direct steering feel, and sound of the modest engine powering the balanced, lightweight roadster is still unbeatable.
The torquey Nissan 350Z Roadster is also worth a look for those who seek V-6 grunt above all else.
Compared to the Solstice, the mechanically identical Saturn Sky includes more standard features at a higher price, although styling is quite different—and perhaps superior—on the Sky.
|2009 Pontiac Solstice||2010 Saturn Sky||2009 Honda S2000|
|$24,275Browse Used Listings||N/ABrowse Used Listings||$34,995Browse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cyl||N/A||Gas I4|
|2-Door Convertible||2-Door Convertible Red Line||2-Door Convertible|
|Rear Wheel Drive||N/A||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Convertible||N/A||2 Door Convertible|