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Selected Style 2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Stingray Coupe 1LT 17 29 $50,050 $55,000
2-Door Stingray Coupe 2LT 17 29 $50,050 $55,000
2-Door Stingray Coupe 3LT 17 29 $50,050 $55,000
2-Door Stingray Coupe Z51 1LT 17 29 $54,600 $60,000
2-Door Stingray Coupe Z51 2LT 17 29 $54,600 $60,000
2-Door Stingray Coupe Z51 3LT 17 29 $54,600 $60,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible 1LT 17 29 $53,690 $59,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible 2LT 17 29 $53,690 $59,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible 3LT 17 29 $53,690 $59,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible Z51 1LT 17 29 $58,240 $64,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible Z51 2LT 17 29 $58,240 $64,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible Z51 3LT 17 29 $58,240 $64,000
2-Door Coupe Z06 1LZ 15 22 $71,890 $79,000
2-Door Coupe Z06 2LZ 15 22 $71,890 $79,000
2-Door Coupe Z06 3LZ 15 22 $71,890 $79,000
2-Door Convertible Z06 1LZ 15 22 $75,530 $83,000
2-Door Convertible Z06 2LZ 15 22 $75,530 $83,000
2-Door Convertible Z06 3LZ 15 22 $75,530 $83,000
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TCC's Bottom Line With exceptional performance, style, comfort, features, and most of all value, the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray is a remarkable sports car. The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata is still the lightest, most fun-to-drive sports car you can buy for the money.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.20 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 52 -
Front Leg Room (in) 43.00 43.1
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.70 50.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.90 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.70 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.70 91.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.90 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.00 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 176.90 157.3
Height, Overall (in) 48.80 49
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 5.3
Brakes
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) 13.3 x 0.90 11
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.18 11.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 12.0 - 16.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 30.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.53 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40ZR18 P205/50VR16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code XBK NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35ZR19 P205/50VR16
Rear Tire Order Code XBK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3298 2480
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 10 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 325
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement 6.2L/376 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 455 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas V8 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 460 @ 4600 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code LT1 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.33
Trans Type 7 5
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 1.89
Trans Order Code MEP NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.42 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.50 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.66 3.14
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Corvette Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Short/Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Transverse Leaf Spring Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6.0
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.6 7.2
 
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