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Roadster
  • Roadster
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2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe
  • 2dr Cpe S
  • 2dr Cpe R
  • 2dr Cpe S Black Edition
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  • 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

Prices

MSRP $48,650 $51,900 $49,600
Invoice $44,760 $46,530 $45,136
Avg. Paid $34,090 $41,007 $33,267

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.5 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.3 9.4 9.2
Performance 8.3 9.4 8.8
Interior 7.9 7.7 7.2
Operating Cost 7.3 7.2 7.3
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good fuel economy
  • Responsive base engine
  • Stellar handling
  • Superb transmissions
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Ample cargo space
  • Controlled, comfortable ride
Cons
  • Limited space for taller drivers
  • Noisy at highway speeds
  • Limited standard features
  • Lackluster interior materials
  • Numb steering

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas Flat 6-Cyl 2.9L/177 Gas V8 6.2L/378.3
MPG 23 City / 34 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Convertible 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 98.3 95.1 105.7
Length, Overall (in) 167.0 172.3 174.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 70.9 72.6
Height, Overall (in) 50.8 51.3 49.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Standard
Targa Roof Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3307 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 Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard 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 Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard 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 Optional 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 Optional Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror 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) 39.1 37.6 37.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 33.5 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 51.5 55.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD - 53.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.9/6.4 14.5 22.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Cooled Rear Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Standard
Seat Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat 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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard 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 Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-Cyl Gas V8
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.9L/177 6.2L/378.3
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5000 265 @ 7200 430 @ 5900
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 1250 - 4800 221 @ 4400-6000 424 @ 4600
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.1 36.4 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 27 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.9 18.0

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard Optional Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear Independent MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 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
8-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard