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  • 2009 Saturn Sky

    #9 in 2009 Affordable Sports Cars

  • 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata

    #3 in 2009 Affordable Sports Cars

  • 2009 Nissan 350Z

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $27,595
    • $22,750
    • $36,870
    • Avg. Paid
    • $5,506
    • $6,076
    • $8,667

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.5 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.8 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • N/A
    • Performance
    • 7.9 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • N/A
    • Interior
    • 6.8 /10
    • 6.8 /10
    • 7.5 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • N/A
    • 9.2 /10
    • N/A
    • Safety
    • 8.6 /10
    • N/A
    • 9.6 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 4.5 /5
    • 3.5 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Smooth ride
      • Available hard-top convertible model
      • High fuel economy for the class
      • Powerful V6
      • Comfortable seats
      • High safety score for the class
    • Cons
      • Complicated manual soft top
      • Poor safety score for the class
      • Small trunk space
      • No available second row
      • Legroom is limited
      • Small trunk space for the class
      • Cheap-looking interior
      • Jerky manual transmission

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I4 2.4L/145
    • Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • Gas V6 3.5L/214
    • MPG
    • 19 City / 25 Hwy
    • 22 City / 28 Hwy
    • 17 City / 24 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 2 Door Convertible
    • 2 Door Convertible
    • 2dr Convertible
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 95.1
    • 91.7
    • 104.3
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 161.1
    • 157.3
    • 169.8
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 71.4
    • 67.7
    • 71.5
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 50.1
    • 49.0
    • 52.5
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Convertible Soft Top
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2965
    • 2480
    • 3575
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Chrome Wheels
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • HID headlights
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Navigation from Telematics
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Floor Mats
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 50
    • - TBD -
    • 51.8
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.4
    • 37.4
    • 39.2
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.7
    • 43.1
    • 42.6
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 52.7
    • 53.2
    • 53.6
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 50.6
    • 50.6
    • 53.2
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 5.4 (2.0 w/top down)
    • 5.3
    • 4.1
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • CD Changer
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    • Premium Sound System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Seats
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Power Driver Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Auto-On Headlights
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Gas V6
    • Displacement
    • 2.4L/145
    • 2.0L/122
    • 3.5L/214
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 173 @ 5800
    • 167 @ 7000
    • 306 @ 6800
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 167 @ 4500
    • 140 @ 5000
    • 268 @ 4800
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual w/OD
    • Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 34.9
    • 30.8
    • 35.4
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 19
    • 22 (Est)
    • 17
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 25
    • 28 (Est)
    • 24
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13
    • 12.7
    • 20
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Indep Sport-tuned
    • Double-Wishbone
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Indep Sport-tuned
    • Multi-link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • w/Stabilizer Bar
    •  
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • w/Stabilizer Bar
    •  
    •  
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • 5-Speed Automatic
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • 6-Speed Manual
    •  
    •  
    • Standard

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