Pontiac Solstice 

  • $19k
  • 2006
  • 177 HP 2.4L
  • 120 mph
The interior design is equally purposeful and intuitive, with details like pedals placed for easy heel-and-toe driving and a cockpit-style instrument panel that sweeps around the driver.
by Top Speed (Jun, 2006)
Styling is always a subjective matter, but the 2006 Pontiac Solstice is likely to land in the pantheon of the most beautiful American cars ever designed.
by Top Speed (Jun, 2006)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Pontiac Solstice

0-60mph

Solstice
7.4 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s
Solstice GXP
5.5 s

Top speed

Solstice
120 mph
Nissan 350Z
155 mph
Boxster
149 mph

0-100mph

Solstice
21.3 s
Solstice GXP
13.1 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

1/4 mile

Solstice
15.5 s
Solstice GXP
13.7 s
Nissan 350Z
13.8 s

Data points Key details of the Pontiac Solstice

Price

Solstice
$19k
Boxster
$40k
MX-5 Miata
$25k

Horsepower

Solstice
177 HP
Nissan 350Z
283 HP
Solstice GXP
260 HP

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Pontiac Solstice

www.supercars.net
The robust Kappa architecture features state-of-the-art, full-length hydroformed frame rails and a stamped steel structural tunnel to provide a solid structure to enhance vehicle handling.
Its twin-cam, multi-valve design provides stirring, high-revving performance, while the engines lightweight, all-aluminum construction helps optimize the vehicles front-to-rear balance.
6
Jun

2006 Pontiac Solstice - Top Speed

www.topspeed.com
Styling is always a subjective matter, but the 2006 Pontiac Solstice is likely to land in the pantheon of the most beautiful American cars ever designed.
Exterior components, such as mirrors, were wind-tunnel tested to minimize wind noise.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Pontiac
Price $19,420
Year 2006
City mileage 20 MPG
Highway mileage 28 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 16.16 lb/hp
Maximum hp 177 HP @ 6,600 RPM
Maximum torque 166 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM
Max RPM 6,900 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,400 cc
Fuels Gas
Valvetrain DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,860 lb
Width 71.6 in
Height 50.2 in
Length 157.2 in
Front track width 60.5 in
Wheelbase 95.1 in

road tests

Top speed 120 mph
1/4 mile 15.5 s
0-60mph 7.4 s
0-100mph 21.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 3.91:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 216
Rear wheels 457/? 216
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