Single Engine Pistons

The choices of single-engine piston aircraft range from small, two-seat light sport airplanes for purely affordable recreational flying to high-end luxury models, with price tags to match. Models we look at this year include the Texas Aircraft Colt LSA, Cessna Skyhawk, Skylane, and Stationair, CubCrafters XCub, Aviat Husky A-1C-200, Beechcraft G36 Bonanza, Diamond DA40 XLT, Piper Archer LX, and the Cirrus SR22. 


Husky A1-C-200

Base Price $363,013 Engine Lycoming IO-360-A1D6
Seats 2 Max Takeoff Weight 2,250 lbs.
Useful Load 930 lbs. Fuel Burn 7.6 gph at 55% power
Max Speed 149 ktas Max Range 828 nm at 55% power
Stall Speed 43 mph Takeoff Distance 265 ft.
Landing Distance 398 ft.  Back to Top 


Bonanza G36

Base Price $919,000 Engine Continental IO-550-B
Seats 6 Max Takeoff Weight 3,650 lbs.
Useful Load 1,073 lbs. Fuel Burn 17 gph
Max Speed 176 ktas Max Range 920 nm
Stall Speed 59 kcas Takeoff Distance 962 ft.
Landing Distance 920 ft.  Back to Top 



Base Price $411,000 Engine Lycoming IO-360-L2A
Seats 4 Max Takeoff Weight 2,550 lbs.
Useful Load 878 lbs. Fuel Burn 10 gph
Max Speed 124 ktas Max Range 640 nm
Stall Speed 48 kcas Takeoff Distance 960 ft.
Landing Distance 575 ft.  Back to Top 



Base Price $530,000 Engine Lycoming IO-540-AB1A5
Seats 4 Max Takeoff Weight 3,100 lbs.
Useful Load 1,110 lbs. Fuel Burn 13 gph
Max Speed 145 ktas Max Range 915 nm
Stall Speed 49 kcas Takeoff Distance 1,514 ft.
Landing Distance 1,350 ft.  Back to Top 


Turbo Stationair HD

Base Price $735,000 Engine Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A
Seats 6 Max Takeoff Weight 3,789 lbs.
Useful Load 1,594 lbs. Fuel Burn 19 gph
Max Speed 161 ktas Max Range 703 nm
Stall Speed 57 kcas Takeoff Distance 1,060 ft.
Landing Distance 735 ft.  Back to Top 



Base Price $654,900 Engine Continental IO-550-N
Seats 4 Max Takeoff Weight 2,272 lbs.
Useful Load 1,328 lbs. Fuel Burn 13.1 gph
Max Speed 183 ktas Max Range 1,169 nm
Stall Speed 60 kcas Takeoff Distance 1,868 ft.
Landing Distance 1,178 ft.  Back to Top 



Base Price $333,400 Engine Lycoming O-360-C1G
Seats 2 Max Takeoff Weight 2,300 lbs.
Useful Load 1,084 lbs. Fuel Burn 9 gph
Max Speed 153 ktas Max Range 800 nm
Stall Speed 39 kias Takeoff Distance 170 ft.
Landing Distance 170 ft.  Back to Top 



Base Price $439,800 Engine Lycoming IO-360-M1A
Seats 4 Max Takeoff Weight 2,646 lbs.
Useful Load 900 lbs. Fuel Burn 8.2 gph at 65% power
Max Speed 142 ktas Max Range 830 nm at 45% power
Stall Speed 52 kias Takeoff Distance 1,000 ft.
Landing Distance 951 ft.  Back to Top 


Archer LX

Base Price $400,670 Engine Lycoming O-360-A4M
Seats 4 Max Takeoff Weight 2,550 lbs.
Useful Load 870 lbs. Fuel Burn 9 gph
Max Speed 128 ktas Max Range 522 nm
Stall Speed 45 kias Takeoff Distance 1,608 ft.
Landing Distance 1,400 ft.  Back to Top 

Texas Aircraft


Base Price $167,000 Engine Rotax 912 ULS
Seats 2 Max Takeoff Weight 1,320 lbs.
Useful Load 485 lbs. Fuel Burn 4.9 gph
Max Speed 118 ktas Max Range 831 nm
Stall Speed 38 kias Takeoff Distance 1,085 ft.
Landing Distance 1,044 ft.  Back to Top