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2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster S
  • 2dr Roadster Spyder
Coupe 1LT
  • Coupe 1LT
  • Coupe 2LT
  • Coupe 3LT
  • Coupe 4LT
  • Convertible 1LT
  • Convertible 2LT
  • Convertible 3LT
  • Convertible 4LT
  • Coupe Grand Sport 1LT
  • Coupe Grand Sport 2LT
  • Coupe Grand Sport 3LT
  • Coupe Grand Sport 4LT
  • Convertible Grand Sport 1LT
  • Convertible Grand Sport 2LT
  • Convertible Grand Sport 3LT
  • Convertible Grand Sport 4LT
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr Cpe R
  • 2dr Cpe S Black Edition

Prices

MSRP $48,100 $49,045 $51,900
Invoice $43,110 $44,631 $46,530
Avg. Paid N/A N/A $41,007

U.S. News Scores

Overall 9.1 9.1 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.4 9.5 9.4
Performance 9.3 9.2 9.4
Interior 8.1 7.1 7.7
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 4.5 4.5 4.0
Operating Cost N/A N/A 7.2

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth, well-mated powertrain options
  • Luxurious finish and comfortable seats
  • Introduction of top performing Spyder trim
  • 430-horsepower V8 engine
  • Performance on par with high-end exotics
  • Sporty handling doesn't inhibit daily driving comfort
  • Iconic styling
  • Large cargo hold enhances practicality
  • Stellar handling
  • Superb transmissions
Cons
  • Low-slung cabin makes entry/exit difficult
  • Difficult to assemble top
  • Limited on-cabin storage features
  • Competitors offer more interior refinement
  • Mixed reviews on seating comfort
  • Cabin is difficult to enter and exit
  • Limited standard features

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Flat 6-cyl 2.9L/177 Gas V8 6.2L/378 Gas Flat 6-Cyl 2.9L/177
MPG 19 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 95.1 105.7 95.1
Length, Overall (in) 172.1 174.6 172.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.6 70.9
Height, Overall (in) 50.9 49.1 51.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Optional
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Targa Roof Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2943 3208 2932

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2 2 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 52.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.7 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 43.1 33.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 55.2 51.5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 19.9 22.4 14.5

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Cooled Rear Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Standard
Seat Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Rollover Protection System Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard Optional
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas Flat 6-cyl Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-Cyl
Displacement 2.9L/177 6.2L/378 2.9L/177
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 6400 430 @ 5900 265 @ 7200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 214 @ 4400-6000 424 @ 4600 221 @ 4400-6000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter - TBD - 39.0 36.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0 16.9

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional Optional Optional
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring

Transmission

Automatic Optional Optional Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Optional Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
7-Speed Automatic Optional Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard