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2009 Pontiac Solstice vs. Its Competition

 
2009 Pontiac Solstice Street Edition
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TCC Rating
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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.

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6.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Practicality and comfort take second billing to sportscar performance and flashy looks in the 2009 Pontiac Solstice.
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2009 Honda S2000 is a true sportscar, in the sense that it trades comfort and refinement for speed and performance.
MSRP From  
$24,275N/A$34,995
Gas Mileage  
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas 4-CylN/AGas I4
EPA Class  
2-SeaterN/ATwo Seater
Style Name  
2-Door Convertible2-Door Convertible Red Line2-Door Convertible
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
2N/A2
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2 Door ConvertibleN/A2 Door Convertible
Transmission  
ManualN/AManual

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