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2dr Cpe Auto quattro 5.2L
  • 2dr Cpe Man quattro 4.2L
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 4.2L
  • 2dr Conv Man quattro Spyder 4.2L
  • 2dr Conv Auto quattro Spyder 4.2L
  • 2dr Cpe Man quattro 5.2L
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 5.2L
  • 2dr Conv Man quattro Spyder 5.2L
  • 2dr Conv Auto quattro Spyder 5.2L
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 5.2L GT
2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr Cpe R
  • 2dr Cpe S Black Edition
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

Prices

MSRP $158,100 $51,900 $49,600
Invoice $147,033 $46,530 $45,136
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 9.2 8.9
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.4 9.2
Performance 8.9 9.4 8.8
Interior 8.4 7.7 7.3
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.0 4.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Road-gripping all-wheel drive
  • Excellent steering, handling and braking
  • Attention-grabbing exterior design
  • Comfortable, luxurious interior
  • Near-perfect balance with mid-engine layout
  • Comfortable and supportive seats
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Iconic styling
  • Ample cargo space
Cons
  • Automatic is considered sluggish
  • Limited cargo room
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Confusing interior tech
  • Hampered rearward visibility
  • Some cabin controls are small and confusing
  • Limited cargo space
  • Lackluster interior
  • Questionable seat comfort
  • Vague steering

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V10 5.2L/318 Gas Flat 6-Cyl 2.9L/177 Gas V8 6.2L/378.3
MPG 13 City / 19 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.3 95.1 105.7
Length, Overall (in) 174.4 172.3 174.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.0 70.9 72.6
Height, Overall (in) 49.3 51.3 49.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Targa Roof Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3814 2932 3208

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 Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Standard Optional
Steel Wheels Optional Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
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 Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors 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 - - TBD - 52.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.6 37.7
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 33.5 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 51.5 55.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 53.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 3.5 14.5 22.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Cooled Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
10 Cylinder Engine Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V10 Gas Flat 6-Cyl Gas V8
Displacement 5.2L/318 2.9L/177 6.2L/378.3
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 525 @ 8000 265 @ 7200 430 @ 5900
Torque (Net @ RPM) 391 @ 6500 221 @ 4400-6000 424 @ 4600
Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Turning diameter 38.7 36.4 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 27 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 16.9 18.0

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard Optional Optional
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring

Transmission

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