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2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr Cpe R
  • 2dr Cpe S Black Edition
Coupe 1LT
  • ZR1 1ZR
  • ZR1 3ZR
  • 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
  • Z06 1LZ
  • Z06 2LZ
  • Z06 3LZ
2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster S

Prices

MSRP $51,900 $49,600 $49,500
Invoice $46,530 $45,136 $44,550
Avg. Paid $41,007 $33,267 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 8.3 9.1
Critics' Rating 9.4 9.2 9.2
Performance 9.4 8.8 8.7
Interior 7.7 7.2 8.4
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 4.0 4.0 4.5
Operating Cost 7.2 7.3 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Stellar handling
  • Superb transmissions
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Ample cargo space
  • Controlled, comfortable ride
  • Excellent performance
  • Luxurious interior
  • Slick, new soft top
Cons
  • Limited standard features
  • Lackluster interior materials
  • Numb steering
  • Limited rearward visibility
  • Minimal in-cabin storage

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/378.3 Gas Flat-6 2.7L/165
MPG 19 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe Convertible

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 95.1 105.7 97.400
Length, Overall (in) 172.3 174.6 172.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.6 70.900
Height, Overall (in) 51.3 49.1 50.500

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2932 3208 2888

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard 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 Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
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 Optional
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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) 37.6 37.7 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 33.5 43.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.5 55.2 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.5 22.4 9.880

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Cooled Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
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
Rear Head Air Bag 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

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release 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
Displacement 2.9L/177 6.2L/378.3 2.7L/165
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 265 @ 7200 430 @ 5900 265 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 221 @ 4400-6000 424 @ 4600 206 @ 4500-6500
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 36.4 - TBD - 36.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0 16.900

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 Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring w/Coil Springs

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