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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014 Porsche Boxster
 
SL550
  • SL550
  • SL63
  • SL65
Coupe 1LT
  • Coupe 1LT
  • Coupe 2LT
  • Coupe 3LT
  • Coupe Z51 1LT
  • Coupe Z51 2LT
  • Coupe Z51 3LT
  • Convertible 1LT
  • Convertible 2LT
  • Convertible 3LT
  • Convertible Z51 1LT
  • Convertible Z51 2LT
  • Convertible Z51 3LT
2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster S

Prices

MSRP $105,500 $53,000 $50,400
Invoice $98,115 $48,230 $0
Avg. Paid N/A $53,382 $48,388

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 9.4 9.2
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.8 9.5
Performance 8.0 9.5 9.0
Interior 8.1 8.3 8.7
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 4.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable, yet sporty ride
  • Powerful twin-turbo V8
  • Luxurious interior fit and finish
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Outstanding handling
  • Attractive, tech-filled interior
  • Good cargo space
  • Exceptional performance
  • Modern cabin design
  • Supportive seats
Cons
  • Vague steering feel
  • Rough engine idle
  • Limited rearward visibility
  • Lackluster cargo space

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas V8 4.6L/285 Gas V8 6.2L/376 Premium Unleaded H-6 2.7 L/165
MPG 17 City / 25 Hwy 17 City / 29 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Convertible Coupe Convertible

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.8 106.70 97.4
Length, Overall (in) 181.8 176.90 172.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.9 73.90 70.9
Height, Overall (in) 51.8 48.80 50.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Standard
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Targa Roof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4001 3298 2888

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2 2 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 50.5 52.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.90 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 43.00 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 55.20 51.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.70 53.4
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.5/8.5 15.0 9.9

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard 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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Optional
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V8 Premium Unleaded H-6
Displacement 4.6L/285 6.2L/376 2.7 L/165
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 429 @ 5250 455 @ 6000 265 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 516 @ 1800 - 3500 460 @ 4600 206 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 36.2 37.7 36.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 29 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 18.5 16.9

Suspension

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

Transmission

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