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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)

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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Solstice 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) M5 RWD $24,275
Solstice 2.4l I4 (173-bhp) A5 RWD $25,270
Solstice GXP 2.0l I4 T (260-bhp) M5 RWD $29,485
Solstice GXP 2.0l I4 T (260-bhp) A5 RWD $30,480