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2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2014 Porsche Boxster
 
SLK250
  • SLK250
  • SLK350
  • SLK55 AMG
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 $42,900 $53,000 $50,400
Invoice $39,897 $48,230 $0
Avg. Paid N/A $53,644 $49,481

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 9.4 9.2
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.8 9.5
Performance 8.0 9.5 9.0
Interior 7.9 8.3 8.7
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 4.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality interior
  • Good ride comfort/handling balance
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Outstanding handling
  • Attractive, tech-filled interior
  • Good cargo space
  • Exceptional performance
  • Modern cabin design
  • Supportive seats
Cons
  • Limited trunk space
  • Snug cockpit
  • Unrefined automatic transmission
  • Rough engine idle
  • Limited rearward visibility
  • Lackluster cargo space

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas V8 6.2L/376 Premium Unleaded H-6 2.7 L/165
MPG - TBD - City / - TBD - Hwy 17 City / 29 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Roadster Coupe Convertible

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 95.7 106.70 97.4
Length, Overall (in) 162.8 176.90 172.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 73.90 70.9
Height, Overall (in) 51.2 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 Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Targa Roof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3308 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 Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
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 Standard
Remote Trunk Release 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 Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard 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.) 49.0 52.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 37.90 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.00 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 55.20 51.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.70 53.4
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.1 (6.4 w/top down) 15.0 9.9

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional 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
Emergency Trunk Release 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
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V8 Premium Unleaded H-6
Displacement 1.8L/110 6.2L/376 2.7 L/165
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 201 @ 5500 455 @ 6000 265 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 229 @ 2000 - 4300 460 @ 4600 206 @ 4400
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.5 37.7 36.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 29 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 18.5 16.9

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent 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 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
7-Speed Manual Standard