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2009 Pontiac Solstice

At a Glance

Pricing $24,275 - $30,480
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 2.4l I4
Transmissions A5, M5
Fuel Economy 19 (city), 24-28 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 68

Overview Information

Arguably the best Pontiac in a long time. The 2-seat roadster features handsome styling and a rewarding driving experience. The Solstice provides the first real competition for the Miata at this price point. Solstice rides on an all-new compact, RWD platform and is powered by a 2.4L 4-cylinder. Buyers can opt for either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. A turbocharged GXP model features a direct-injection, turbocharged 2.0L engine boosting horsepower to an estimated 260hp. The power increase is sufficient for a credible claim of 0-60 in under 5.5s.

What Changed:

ABS and stability control become standard equipment on all models. The limited slip differential is now standard.

Official Word:

Already the best-selling roadster in the United States, the Pontiac Solstice lineup expands in 2009 with a new, sleek coupe model. The Solstice coupe is equipped with a removable roof that enables an open-air driving experience yet offers a greater range of all-season driving opportunities. "The new Solstice coupe has all the design cues and pleasing performance of the original roadster, and is an all-season alternative for people who enjoy open-air driving," said Susan Docherty, vice...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Solstice 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) M5 RWD 19/25/22 62 $24,275
Solstice 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) A5 RWD 19/24/21 60 $25,270
Solstice GXP 2.0l I4 T (260-bhp) M5 RWD 19/28/23 68 $29,485
Solstice GXP 2.0l I4 T (260-bhp) A5 RWD 19/27/23 66 $30,480