• (5.0) 4 reviews
  • MSRP: $20,227–$45,415
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 237-hp, 2.2-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
  • Seats: 2
2009 Honda S2000

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 Honda S2000

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort
  • Engine noise
  • Snug cockpit
  • Minimal cargo space
  • Tamer responses at low rpm

Notable Features

  • Track-ready S2000 CR
  • 237-hp, 2.2-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual
  • High-revving operation
  • Available aluminum hardtop
  • RWD layout

2009 Honda S2000 Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Honda's high-performance S2000 two-seat roadster has gone almost 10 years without a complete redesign. Honda spiced things up last year, however, with a new track-ready package called the S2000 CR. CR stands for "club racer," and the trim continues into 2009. The S2000 competes with other two-seat roadsters, including the Pontiac Solstice GXP, BMW Z4 and Audi TT.

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New for 2009
There are no significant changes for 2009.

The S2000 has a wedge-shaped profile that stands apart from other roadsters. It's built on a 94.5-inch wheelbase and measures 162.7 inches long overall.

  • High-intensity-discharge headlamps
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Power-operated top has glass rear window with defroster
  • Molded top cover included; body-colored hardtop available
  • Integrated roll bars sit behind the seats
  • A clear acrylic wind deflector mounts between the bars and helps reduce turbulence

The S2000 two-seater comes equipped with body-hugging, leather-trimmed bucket seats. The range of driving positions is limited because the steering wheel doesn't adjust and the seats must be positioned manually. Storage space is at a premium; there's a tiny bin between the seats, and the trunk has just 5 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
  • Net door-panel storage pockets
  • Aluminum and leather shift knob
  • Aluminum pedals and aluminum-accented footrest and silver trim accents
  • XM Satellite Radio and headrest speakers available

Under the Hood
Honda's high-revving four-cylinder redlines near 8,000 rpm.
  • 237-hp, 2.2-liter four-cylinder with 162 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • 49/51 weight distribution

Safety features include:
  • All-disc antilock brakes with brake assist
  • Dual front airbags; no side-impact airbags
  • Electronic stability system

S2000 Club Racer
The S2000 CR enhances the S2000's already-racecar feeling, as it comes with a specially tuned suspension, added chassis bracing and a removable hardtop to increase chassis rigidity. The S2000 CR has functional aerodynamic front and rear spoilers to increase downforce at high speeds.
Club Racer features include:
  • Sport-tuned muffler, but there are no differences in power ratings between the base S2000 and the CR
  • No radio and air conditioning, to save weight, though those amenities can be added
  • Peak-Power Indicator that flashes a green light when peak power is reached
  • 51 pounds lighter than the regular S2000 with hardtop on, 99 pounds lighter without it
  • More-aggressive tires, wider rear tires
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by Bjrich01 from San Antonio on March 18, 2017

This is one of the best sports cars I've ever owned/driven. Wish I had kept it (baby on way). If you can get one that hasn't been thrashed or modded too much, get it. And hold on to it. I think they'... Read Full Review

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Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


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