Compare 2008 Pontiac Solstice vs 2008 Honda S2000

2008 Pontiac Solstice
2008 Honda S2000
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 19 25 $21,219 $22,455
2-Door Convertible GXP 19 28 $26,587 $28,135
2-Door Convertible SCCA SSB Champion Edition 19 25 $26,838 $28,400
2-Door Convertible SCCA T2 Champion Edition 19 28 $30,003 $31,750
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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
$21,219
$31,069
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,455
$34,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$374 / month
$572 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Pontiac Solstice keeps it simple, valuing sports-car responsiveness over comfort and practicality. 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
2-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50 44.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 50.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 49.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
157.2 162.2
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)
71.3 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.4 5.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.0 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QFX NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R18 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QFX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R18 P245/40WR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2860 2864
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5800 237 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI 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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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)
1.37 1.48
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Solstice Honda S2000
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.96 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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