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2006: Best New Sports Car

  Chevrolet Cobalt SS Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Honda Civic Coupe Si Mazda MX5 Mitsubishi Eclipse Pontiac G6 GTP Coupe Pontiac Solstice
Total Score - Team 759.8 803.0 783.6 757.2 744.1 744.6 663.5
Total Score - Individual 716.9 895.0 799.4 776.3 710.0 676.3 643.8
Combined Overall Score* 686.2 668.9 720.7 684.0 656.6 661.9 594.4
(* factored for price) 2 1 3
               
Price as Tested (Average) $27,660 $92,335 $25,500 $31,995 $37,198 $31,390 $32,025
               
Styling/Appearance:
  Exterior 7.9 8.7 8.3 7.9 8.1 7.9 8.7
Interior 7.6 7.7 8.1 8.0 7.5 7.4 6.7
Quality 7.5 7.6 8.3 8.3 7.8 7.7 5.8
Occupant Environment:
  Interior Volume (1) 4.3 1.5 4.3 1.5 3.9 5.2 1.5
Cargo Volume (2) 2.5 4.2 2.1 0.4 2.8 2.1 0.7
  Driver Position & Ergonomics 8.0 8.3 8.2 7.5 7.6 7.8 6.8
Visibility 7.3 7.4 7.7 7.4 7.2 7.5 6.6
  Passenger Comfort/Access 7.8 7.4 7.9 7.5 7.6 7.9 6.9
Noise/Vibration/Harshness 7.8 7.0 8.1 7.4 7.4 8.0 5.6
Performance:              
Acceleration (3) 8.3 9.6 8.1 8.5 9.1 7.9 6.8
  Throttle Response 8.4 9.3 8.5 8.0 8.2 7.9 6.7
Engine Smoothness/Refinement 8.1 8.9 8.7 7.9 7.9 8.0 6.1
  Transmission/Drivetrain 7.5 8.2 8.5 8.3 7.8 7.4 6.4
Vehicle Dynamics:
  Ride Comfort 7.6 7.1 7.9 7.6 7.5 8.1 7.3
Steering 7.9 8.8 8.3 8.0 7.2 7.7 7.6
  Handling 8.2 9.2 8.5 8.2 7.0 7.4 7.2
Braking Feel & Effectiveness 8.1 9.3 8.2 8.1 7.8 7.7 7.4
  Stopping Distance (4) 8.0 9.8 7.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 7.0
Fuel Economy (5) 7.5 5.7 7.5 7.5 6.0 6.3 6.6
Safety Features 7.6 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.0
Cargo Convenience 7.7 7.6 7.7 6.7 7.4 8.0 4.0
Environmental Responsibility 6.2 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.0 6.0 6.1
                 
    Chevrolet Cobalt SS Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Honda Civic Coupe Si Mazda MX5 Mitsubishi Eclipse Pontiac G6 GTP Coupe Pontiac Solstice
(1) Interior Volume (L) 2350 1475 2350 1408 2271 2552 1416
(2) Cargo Volume (L) 394 634 326 90 445 312 108
(3) Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.9 4.6 7.8 7.1 6.6 7.3 7.8
     Acceleration: 80-120 km/h 5.8 3.0 5.3 5.6 4.2 6.5 8.2
(4) Braking: 100-0 km/h (M) 40.00 37.12 40.77 40.23 39.68 41.49 41.39
(5) Fuel Consumption (L/100KM) 8.8 11.6 8.7 8.6 11.0 10.7 10.0



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