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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe w/1LT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe 2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe 3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe 4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe Grand Sport 1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Grand Sport 2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Grand Sport 3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Grand Sport 4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z06 1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 1ZR 14 21 $104,346 $111,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 3ZR 14 21 $104,346 $111,600
2-Door Convertible 1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible 2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible 3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible 4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible Grand Sport 1LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Grand Sport 2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Grand Sport 3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Grand Sport 4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible 427 1SA 15 24 $69,091 $75,925
2-Door Convertible 427 1SB 15 24 $69,091 $75,925
2-Door Convertible 427 1SC 15 24 $69,091 $75,925
2-Door Roadster
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 30 $44,550 $49,500
2-Door Roadster S N/A N/A $54,810 $60,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,136
$44,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,600
$49,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$827 / month
$825 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Balanced, comfortable, and very fast (or very, very fast), the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette promises to ring out the C6 generation with grace and aptitude as well as attitude. The 2013 Porsche Boxster is one of the most fun, stylish, and luxurious roadsters available.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.70 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.20 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 52.0 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 43.10 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.70 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 49.10 50.500
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.70 60.5
Wheelbase (in) 105.70 97.400
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.60 70.900
Track Width, Front (in) 62.10 60.100
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 174.60 172.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 22.4 9.880
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.80 x 1.30 12.401 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.00 x 1.00 11.771 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.900
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 36.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code XBH N/A
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P235/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code XBH N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35ZR19 P265/45ZR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 2888
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 10.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 424 @ 4600 206 @ 4500-6500
Engine Order Code LS3 NA
Displacement 6.2L/378 2.7L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 430 @ 5900 265 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Flat-6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.50 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.66 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 - TBD -
Trans Order Code MM6 480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Corvette Porsche Boxster
Body Style Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Short/Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 - TBD -
 
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