2008 Honda S2000 vs. Its Competition

2008 Honda S2000
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Mazda Miata is also a basic, elemental sports car with a four-cylinder engine and a manual transmission; a new retractable-hardtop version offers all-season driving for its fans.

The Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky are fraternal twins from General Motors; they come with less-refined four-cylinder engines, including optional turbocharged models, and they also have great handling, but their cargo space is extremely limited as in the S2000.

Both the Mazda Miata and the Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky offer better interior room and a suppler ride than the Honda S2000.

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Quick Specs
The 2008 Honda S2000 is a purist's sports car, with the resulting compromises in room and refinement.
Practicality and comfort take second billing to sportscar performance and flashy looks in the 2009 Pontiac Solstice.
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.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4
EPA Class  
Two Seater2-SeaterTwo Seater
Style Name  
2-Door Convertible2-Door Convertible2-Door Convertible
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2 Door Convertible2 Door Convertible2 Door Convertible
Detailed Spec Comparison
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