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The Pontiac Solstice is a good-looking, two-seat, drop-top sports car that starts under $23,000. Pontiac's little roadster is all about...

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Base Roadster

General Pricing

Resale Value $22,455.00 $25,760.00 $33,100.00
Destination $620.00 $670.00 $825.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.4L I4 2.0L I4 3.0L I6
Horsepower 173 @ 5800 RPM 166 @ 6700 RPM 230 @ 6500 RPM
Torque 167 @ 4500 RPM 140 @ 5000 RPM 200 @ 2750 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2384 1992 2996
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.5 X 3.9 3.4 X 3.3 3.3 X 3.5
Compression Ratio 10.4:1 10.8:1 10.7:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 19 21 18
Highway (mpg) 25 28 28

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2859.4 2575.0 3494.3
Wheelbase (in.) 95.1 91.7 104.7
Length (in.) 157.2 157.3 171.7
Width (in.) 71.3 67.7 68.8
Height (in.) 50.1 49.4 55.4
Track Front (in.) 60.7 58.7 58.4
Track Rear (in.) 61.4 58.9 59.7
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 2 4
Front Headroom (in.) 38.5 37.0 38.6
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A N/A 37.0
Front Legroom (in.) 42.8 43.1 41.2
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A N/A 31.3
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 52.4 53.2 54.0
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A N/A 42.2
Front Hip Room (in.) 50.6 50.6 56.0
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A 55.0

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 50.0 46.0 N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone strut
Rear Suspension wishbone multi-link multi-link
Tires 245/45R18 205/45R17 205/55R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A Std. N/A
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A Std.

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio satellite AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes N/A Yes
CD Changer N/A Yes N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A Yes

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning N/A Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows N/A Std. Std.

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