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2009 Pontiac Solstice coupe

At a Glance

Pricing $26,225 - $31,370
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.0l I4, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A5, M5
Fuel Economy 19 (city), 24-28 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 74

Overview Information

When Pontiac debuted the Solstice to the public in 2002, there were two versions, a roadster and a coupe. For many, the small rear-wheel-drive coupe was the more intriguing of the two vehicles. Seven years later the coupe is finally seeing the light of day. The production coupe model features a fixed rear hatch with a removable roof section over the occupants similar to a Lotus. Like the roadster, Pontiac offers the coupe with two engines. A 177-bhp 2.4L four-cylinder powers base models, whereas the GXP performance model features a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 260-bhp. Both engines can be fitted with either five-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The coupe addresses the one major fault of the Solstice, which is the clunky roof mechanism. For this reason, the coupe may be the more compelling of the two vehicles.

What Changed:

The Solstice coupe is a new model featuring a fixed hatchback with a removable roof section over the occupants. Powertrain options mirror those of the roadster. A 177-bhp 2.4L four-cylinder powers base models, whereas the GXP performance model features a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 260-bhp. Both engines can be fitted with either five-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

Official Word:

Drawing inspiration from classic sports cars, the 2009 Pontiac Solstice coupe was created for drivers who appreciate both dramatic styling and balanced performance. Unveiled at the New York Auto Show as a GXP model, the Solstice coupe builds on the success of the convertible model while offering a greater range of all-season driving opportunities. For drivers still wanting an open-air experience, the coupe also features a removable roof panel, fully opening the cockpit to all of...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Solstice coupe 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) M5 RWD 19/25/22 69 $26,225
Solstice coupe 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) A5 RWD 19/24/21 67 $27,220
Solstice coupe 2.0l I4 (260-bhp) M5 RWD 19/28/23 74 $30,375
Solstice coupe 2.0l I4 (260-bhp) A5 RWD 19/26/22 72 $31,370