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Here's how the 2009 Pontiac Solstice, 2008 Saturn Sky, 2005 Mazda RX-8 and the 2005 Chrysler Crossfire measure up.
$24,275
Starting MSRP
2dr Conv
$25,855
Starting MSRP
4dr Cpe Auto
$25,375
Starting MSRP
$29,045
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Overview

Door
2-door 2-door 2-door 2-door
Seats
2 2 4 2
Engine

173.0-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

173.0-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

197.0-hp, 1.3-liter, Rotary engine(Gasoline Fuel)

215.0-hp, 3.2-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
21 0 0 0
Size
157.2" length, 50.1" height 161.1" length, 50.2" height 174.3" length, 52.8" height 159.8" length, 51.8" height
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Ebony w / Ebony Accents

Cashmere / Ebony

Ebony

Ebony w / Red Accent Stitching

Ebony w / Ebony Accents

Cashmere / Ebony

Ebony

Black / Red

Black / Chaparral

Black

Dark Slate Gray

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

A/T

5-Speed A/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed A/T

5-Speed M/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

4-Speed A/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
2-Seater Two Seater Sub-compact Two-seater

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8 in 18 x 8 in 16 x 7.5 in 19 x 9.0 in
Spare Wheel Size
N/A - - N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
N/A - - N/A
Front Wheel Size
18 x 8 in 18 x 8 in 16 x 7.5 in 18 x 7.5 in
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A N/A 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A 125 100 N/A

Engine

Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/145 1.3L/80 3.2L/195.2
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4500 167 @ 4500 164 @ 5000 229 @ 3000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4 Gas Rotary Gas V6
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5800 173 @ 5800 197 @ 7200 215 @ 5700

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
340.00 mi 325.00 mi 381.60 mi 397.50 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
258.40 mi 247.00 mi 286.20 mi 270.30 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG 25 MPG 24 MPG 25 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG 19 MPG 18 MPG 17 MPG

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Short/Long Arm Indep Sport-tuned Independent 5-link
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short/Long Arm Indep Sport-tuned Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Stabilizer Bar Double-Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Brakes

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel Yes 4-wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x 1.0 in N/A 11.93 x -TBD- in N/A
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr Pwr
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x 0.5 in N/A 11.93 x -TBD- in N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.6 gal 13 gal 15.9 gal 15.9 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 N/A 16.43 16.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 N/A 2.99 3.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft 34.9 ft 34.8 ft 32.9 ft
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A 36.8 ft N/A

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P245/45R18 P245/45VR18 P225/55R16 P255/35ZR19
Spare Tire Size
N/A - - Compact
Front Tire Size
P245/45R18 P245/45VR18 P225/55R16 P225/40ZR18

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- N/A N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- N/A N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- - N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- - N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2908 lbs 2933 lbs 3053 lbs 3006 lbs

Dimensions

Liftover Height
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Height, Overall
50.1 in 50.2 in 52.8 in 51.8 in
Track Width, Front
60.7 in 60.7 in 58.9 in 58.8 in
Second Leg Room
N/A N/A 32.2 in N/A
Front Hip Room
50.6 in N/A 53.4 in 53.3 in
Track Width, Rear
61.4 in 61.5 in 59.3 in 59.0 in
Front Head Room
38.5 in 38.4 in 38.2 in 36.9 in
Second Head Room
N/A N/A 36.8 in N/A
Second Shoulder Room
N/A N/A 54.9 in N/A
Front Shoulder Room
52.4 in 52.7 in 54.9 in 52.7 in
Trunk Volume
5.4/2.1 ft³ 5.4 (2.0 w/top down) ft³ 7.58 ft³ 7.6 ft³
Passenger Capacity
2 2 4 2
Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in 71.4 in 69.7 in 69.5 in
Passenger Volume
50.0 ft³ N/A 89.3 ft³ 48.0 ft³
Min Ground Clearance
N/A N/A 4.7 in 4.9 in
Wheelbase
95.1 in 95.1 in 106.4 in 94.5 in
Length, Overall
157.2 in 161.1 in 174.3 in 159.8 in
Front Leg Room
42.8 in 42.7 in 42.7 in 42.7 in
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A 48.1 in N/A

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