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Prices

MSRP $49,500 $51,900 $114,900
Invoice $44,550 $46,530 $106,857
Avg. Paid N/A N/A $112,919

U.S. News Scores

Overall 9.1 9.2 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.4 8.9
Performance 8.7 9.4 9.0
Interior 8.4 7.7 8.2
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 4.5 4.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent performance
  • Luxurious interior
  • Slick, new soft top
  • Near-perfect balance with mid-engine layout
  • Comfortable and supportive seats
  • Upscale, comfortable interior
  • Impressive engine power and handling
  • Comfortable to drive on a daily basis
Cons
  • Limited rearward visibility
  • Minimal in-cabin storage
  • Some cabin controls are small and confusing
  • Limited cargo space
  • Meager cargo space

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Flat-6 2.7L/165 Gas Flat 6-Cyl 2.9L/177 Premium Unleaded V-8 4.2 L/254
MPG 20 City / 30 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy 11 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Convertible 2 Door Coupe Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 97.400 95.1 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 172.200 172.3 175
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.900 70.9 75
Height, Overall (in) 50.500 51.3 49.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2888 2932 3583

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
Steel Wheels Standard Optional Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional 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 - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.6 37.7
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 33.5 41
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 51.5 54.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 9.880 14.5

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
Cassette Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional 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 Optional
Cooled Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Seat Memory Optional Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard 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
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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Optional Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Optional
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas Flat-6 Gas Flat 6-Cyl Premium Unleaded V-8
Displacement 2.7L/165 2.9L/177 4.2 L/254
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 265 @ 6700 265 @ 7200 430 @ 7900
Torque (Net @ RPM) 206 @ 4500-6500 221 @ 4400-6000 317 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 36.4 36.4 38.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19 11
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 16.9 23.8

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional Optional Standard
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

Transmission

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