2009 Pontiac Solstice

Overview

Pontiac Solstice is the absolute essence of pure roadster fun. For 2009, Solstice adds to driving excitement with new standard and available performance enhancements to the base roadster. Styling is enhanced as well, with the sensational new Street Edition option. For 2009, Solstice is available in three roadster models. - Solstice. - Solstice GXP. - Solstice Street Edition (limited production).

Top Ten Features

  • 1. Progressive design Solstice possesses sleek, provocative lines with a low, wide stance and long dash-to-axle measurement. 18" aluminum wheels contribute to Solstice’s tight wheel-to-body relationship and also help improve ride and handling. The segment-exclusive reversed-hinged rear decklid covers the convertible top when lowered for a seamless top-down appearance.
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  • 2. RWD with near-perfect weight distribution Near 50/50 weight distribution contributes to optimized handling for a pure roadster driving experience a must-have for roadster enthusiasts.
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  • 3. Ecotec VVT DOHC I4 engines Lightweight all-aluminum construction contributes to Solstice’s near-equal weight distribution. 173 hp contributes to an exhilarating driving experience. GXP’s 260 hp direct injected turbo version provides 0-60 mph in less than 5.5 seconds.
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  • 4. Close-ratio Aisin 5-speed transmission Manual transmission is famous for short, precise throws between gear changes. Provides a high fun-to-drive quotient.
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  • 5. 4-wheel independent SLA suspension Contributes to quick and agile handling and the Solstice’s ability to pull .90 lateral G’s. Bilstein coil-over-monotube shocks enhance road feel.
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  • 6. 4-wheel disc brakes Standard disc brakes include ABS and deliver responsive braking and short stopping distances. Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) varies frontto- rear brake balance as needed.
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  • 7. GXP Series In addition to unique 18" wheels and distinctive exterior and interior styling, GXP takes Solstice performance to new levels with an exclusive 260 hp turbocharged engine and performancetuned suspension.
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  • 8. Street Edition Allows buyers to add exclusive and unique enhancements to Solstice to help further separate their Solstice from anything else on the road.
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  • 9. Purposeful, driver-oriented interior Surprisingly spacious cabin features motorcycle-inspired, highly intuitive gauges and controls. Contoured racinginspired seats provide comfortable and supportive seating for fast-paced driving or longer trips.
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  • 10. Bluetooth wireless interface Provides voice recognition, hands-free telephone usage when used with a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Allows user to make outgoing calls or answer incoming calls simply by pressing a button on the steering wheel.
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Power & Handling

  • 2.4L Ecotec VVT DOHC I4 Variable Valve Timing (VVT) helps provide maximum torque throughout the power band. Twin-cam, multi-valve design helps deliver the responsive, high-revving performance that marks a performance roadster. Standard on Solstice and Solstice Street Edition. - 173 hp @ 5800 rpm. - 167 lb.-ft. torque @ 4500 rpm. - 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds.
  • 2.0L turbocharged Ecotec SIDI VVT DOHC I4 Included and only available on Solstice GXP. Direct injection atomizes gasoline directly into the combustion chamber, creating a more complete burn for improved power and fuel efficiency. - 260 hp @ 5300 rpm. - 260 lb.-ft. torque @ 2500-5250 rpm. - 0-60 mph in under 5.5 seconds.
  • Standard close-ratio Aisin 5-speed manual transmission Provides short, precise throws between gear changes for an enhanced roadster driving experience. - Solstice/Street Edition EPA-estimated mpg (city/hwy): 19/25. - Solstice GXP EPA-estimated mpg (city/hwy): 19/28.
  • 5-speed automatic transmission Available for those who want the convenience of automatic shifting. - Solstice/Street Edition EPA-estimated mpg (city/hwy): 19/24. - Solstice GXP EPA-estimated mpg (city/hwy): 19/26.
  • Standard axle ratios. Solstice/Street Edition: 3.91 final drive ratio. - Solstice GXP: 3.73 final drive ratio.
  • Performance body structure RWD performance architecture features state-of-the-art, full-length hydroformed frame rails and stamped steel structural tunnel. This design provides a solid structure to enhance vehicle handling.
  • RWD with nearly 50/50 weight distribution Rear-wheel drive is the drivetrain of choice for both classic roadsters and performance-oriented drivers. Combined with nearperfect balance, the result is optimized handling.
  • 4-wheel independent SLA suspension Provides quick, agile handling and contributes to Solstice’s very high .90 lateral G’s of cornering power.
  • Sport-Tuned independent suspension Tuned for a higher order of performance and includes Bilstein adjustable-valve monotube rear shock absorbers. Standard on Street Edition and GXP and included with available Club Sport Package on Solstice.
  • Club Sport Package (Solstice) Includes Sport-Tuned independent suspension, 18" silver-painted aluminum wheels and AM/FM stereo with CD player and auxiliary input jack. Requires 5-speed manual transmission and Ebony cloth interior and convertible top. Club Sport Package is not available with any other options or packages other than exterior color selection.
  • Club Sport Package (GXP) Designed to achieve optimum alignment specifications and improved wheel control for racing. Front and rear suspensions have stiffer spring rates and removable spring seats that lower the car. Hollow stabilizer bars have thicker walls providing 20% more stiffness in front and 60% more in rear. Same restrictions as with Solstice Club Sport Package.
  • Bilstein coil-over-monotube shocks Selected for their responsive road feel, these premium shocks are used front and rear. GXP includes adjustable-valve rear shocks.
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering Provides responsiveness plus good feedback for an enhanced driving experience.
  • 4-wheel disc ABS with EBD Standard system provides outstanding braking performance. ABS provides steering control while braking on slippery surfaces. Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) varies front-to-rear braking balance as needed for optimum stopping power.
  • StabiliTrak Stability Enhancement System Standard system helps driver maintain control and keep the car headed in the desired direction in understeer and oversteer driving situations.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard system constantly monitors all four tires and alerts driver if improper inflation is detected so action can be taken.
  • Standard 5-spoke 18" wheels Largest standard wheels in Solstice’s segment, they enhance both appearance and ride. - Silver-painted aluminum: Standard on Solstice; included as part of available Club Sport Package on GXP. - Polished aluminum: Standard on GXP; available on Solstice. - Split-spoke polished aluminum: Standard and only available on Solstice Street Edition. - Chromed aluminum: Available on Solstice and GXP models (interim 09MY).

Comfort And Convenience

  • Progressive design Solstice possesses sleek, provocative lines with a low, wide stance. Performance is projected by long dash-to-axle measurement, low and wide roadholding stance and tight wheel-to-body relationship. Highlights include segment-exclusive one-piece rear decklid and front-hinged clamshell hood with easy-to-open gas struts.
  • GXP styling Includes distinctive performance front and rear fascia, highly polished exhaust tips and available spoiler. Unique interior features include satin nickel Sport appearance cluster, brushed aluminum sill plates and available leather seating surfaces in Ebony or GXP-exclusive Ebony with Red stitching.
  • GXP feature content GXP includes all of the features of Solstice’s Convenience, Preferred and Premium packages as standard equipment.
  • Street Edition Includes Brazen (Inferno Orange Metallic) exterior paint, unique black stripes, black headlight surrounds, Orange stitching on seats and steering wheel and Sport-Tuned suspension.
  • Haartz cloth convertible top Manual canvas top includes Premium Acoustic Headliner, integral glass backlight and defogger. Available in Darkside (Ebony) or Lightside (medium tan).
  • Halogen composite headlampsJewel-like design provides outstanding illumination, durability and appearance.
  • Front halogen fog lamps Available lamps provide enhanced visibility in foggy conditions.
  • Rear spoiler Aerodynamic design is available in all body colors.
  • 11 exterior colors Deep (Dark Blue Metallic), Mean (Yellow, additional charge), Envious (Emerald Green Metallic), Mysterious (Black), Pure (Summit White), Cool (Liquid Gray Metallic), Aggressive (Victory Red), Brazen (Inferno Orange Metallic, additional charge), Sly (Steel Gray Metallic) and NEW Deep (Blue) and Wicked (Ruby Red Metallic).
  • Wipers Front variable intermittent wipers have wet arms to prevent spray intrusion into the cabin when the top is down.
  • Body-color outside mirrors Manual design is standard on Solstice; power mirrors are standard on GXP and available on Solstice.
  • Body-color extension into the cabin Gives Solstice an integrated appearance when the top is down.
  • Sport metallic pedals Adds an even more sporty appearance and feel. Standard on Solstice Street Edition; available on Solstice and Solstice GXP.
  • Driver-oriented cockpit Includes shifter placement where the driver’s hand naturally falls, pedals placed perfectly for heel-and-toe driving and sporty motorcycle-inspired, backlit recessed gauges dressed with chrome bezels.
  • Racing-inspired seats Driver-oriented cockpit is further enhanced with seats that provide outstanding lateral support under high G-loads. Seats include fixed headrests and recline and fold forward for access to seatback pockets.
  • 2-way power driver seat height adjuster A Solstice standard convenience.
  • Available air conditioning Adds all-weather climate control.
  • (ZQ3) Convenience Package Includes cruise control, front fog lamps and steering wheel with accessory cruise and DIC controls. Standard on Street Edition and GXP; available on Solstice.
  • (PCM) Preferred Package Includes power windows and door locks, RKE and power body-color outside mirrors. Standard on Street Edition and GXP; available on Solstice.
  • (PCQ) Premium Package Includes 3-spoke, leatherwrapped steering wheel with accessory controls, leatherwrapped shifter (manual transmission only) and leather seating surfaces and Bluetooth wireless interface. Requires Convenience Package. Standard on Street Edition and GXP; available on Solstice.
  • Bluetooth wireless interface Enables voice-recognition, hands-free telephone usage when used with a Bluetoothenabled mobile phone. Can be paired with up to five mobile phones. Operates through the OnStar speaker system. Standard on Street Edition and GXP and included with available (PCQ) Premium Package on Solstice.
  • AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player Standard system features auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player, seek-andscan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume and TheftLock.
  • AM/FM stereo with in-dash, 6-disc CD/MP3 player Features an auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player, seekand- scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume and TheftLock. Requires Monsoon premium speaker system. Standard on Street Edition and GXP; available on Solstice.
  • 6-speaker sound system Standard on both models.
  • Monsoon premium speaker system 225-watt, 7-speaker systems features two 1" A-pillar tweeters, two 3.5" rear speakers and 1" subwoofer. Standard on Street Edition; available on Solstice and GXP models not equipped with AM/FM stereo with CD player.
  • AM/FM stereo with CD player Features auxiliary input jack for iPod/MP3 player, seek-and-scan and digital clock. Included and only available with Club Sport Package.
  • XM Radio Standard XM Radio includes three trial months of service and provides commercial-free music channels coast to coast for virtually every music genre, all in amazing digital sound. Visit gm.xmradio.com for more information.
  • OnStar The Solstice comes standard with one year of Safe & Sound service and includes one trial Turn-by-Turn route. Upgrade to Directions & Connections for unlimited use of OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation and eNav. Visit onstar.com for more information.
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    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 2.4L Ecotec VVT, DOHC I4, 173 @ 5800, 167 @ 4500
    • 2.0L VVT, DOHC I4, 166 @ 6700, 140 @ 5000
    • 2.0L Turbo Ecotec, SIDI VVT DOHC I4, 260 @ 5300, 260 @ 2500-5250
    • 2.2L VTEC, DOHC I4, 237 @ 7800, 162 @ 6800
    • Transmission
    • 5-speed manual; 5-speed auto. (A)
    • 5-speed manual
    • 5-speed manual; 5-speed auto. (A)
    • 6-speed manual
    • Rear axle ratio
    • 3.91
    • 4.10
    • 3.73
    • 4.10
    • 0-60 mph (seconds)
    • 7.2
    • -
    • Under 5.5
    • Under 6
    • Fuel economy, city/hwy (mpg)
    • 19/25 (man.); 19/24 (auto.)
    • 22/27
    • 19/28 (man.); 19/26 (auto.)
    • 18/25
    • Fuel capacity (gal.)
    • 13
    • 12.7
    • 13
    • 13.2
    • Drivetrain
    • RWD
    • RWD
    • RWD
    • RWD
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 95.9
    • 91.7
    • 95.9
    • 94.5
    • Track, front/rear (in.)
    • 60.7/61.4
    • 58.7/58.9
    • 60.7/61.4
    • 57.9/59.4
    • Curb weight, manual transmission (lbs.)
    • 2860
    • 2474
    • 2988
    • 2864
    • Weight distribution, manual transmission, front/rear
    • 50/50
    • 52/48
    • 52/48
    • 49/51
    • Front suspension
    • Independent short/long arm
    • Independent double-wishbone
    • Independent Sport short/long arm
    • Independent double-wishbone
    • Rear suspension
    • Independent short/long arm
    • Independent multi-link
    • Independent Sport short/long arm
    • Independent double-wishbone
    • Limited-slip differential
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Traction control
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Stability control
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Steering
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • Variable-assist power rack-and-pinion
    • Turning diameter (ft.)
    • 35.0
    • 30.8
    • 35.0
    • 35.4
    • Lateral acceleration (est.)
    • .90 G
    • .88 G
    • .90 G
    • .89 G
    • 4-wheel disc ABS w/ EBD
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Wheels & tires
    • 18" alloy w/all-season tires
    • 16" alloy w/all-season tires
    • 18" alloy w/performance tires
    • 17" alloy w/performance tires
    • Top material
    • Premium Cloth
    • Vinyl
    • Premium Cloth
    • Cloth
    • Top color(s)
    • Black, Tan
    • Black
    • Black, Tan
    • Black; Blue (A)
    • Acoustic headliner
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • -
    • HID headlamps
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • Fog lamps
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • -
    • Leather-appointed seats
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • S
    • Air conditioning
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • Cruise control
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Driver seat height adjustor
    • Power
    • Manual
    • Power
    • Manual
    • Tilt steering wheel
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • Driver Information Center
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Satellite radio
    • S
    • PIO
    • S
    • DIO
    • MP3 play capability
    • S
    • PIO
    • S
    • -
    • CD changer
    • A
    • PIO
    • A
    • DIO
    • Auxiliary input jack
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • -
    • Speakers
    • 6; 7 (A)
    • 4
    • 6; 7 (A)
    • 8
    • Hands-free phone
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • Bluetooth wireless interface
    • A
    • -
    • S
    • -
    • Turn-by-Turn Navigation
    • A (OnStar)
    • -
    • A (OnStar)
    • -
    • eNav
    • A (OnStar)
    • -
    • A (OnStar)
    • -
    • Max. cargo volume, top up (cu. ft.)
    • 5.4
    • 5.3
    • 5.4
    • 5.0
    • Head room (in.)
    • 38.5
    • 37.4
    • 38.5
    • 34.6
    • Leg room (in.)
    • 42.7
    • 43.1
    • 42.7
    • 44.3
    • Shoulder room (in.)
    • 52.4
    • 53.2
    • 52.4
    • 50.7
    • Hip room (in.)
    • 50.6
    • 50.6
    • 50.6
    • 49.8
    • Basic warranty
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • Powertrain warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Corrosion warranty
    • 6/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • 6/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • Roadside assistance
    • 5/100,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • Courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • Dual-stage frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Side-impact air bags
    • -
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Stability control
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • Automatic Crash Response
    • S (OnStar)
    • -
    • S (OnStar)
    • -

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