Compare 2012 Jaguar XK vs 2012 Chevrolet Corvette

2012 Jaguar XK
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 16 24 $77,740 $84,500
2-Door Convertible 16 22 $83,260 $90,500
2-Door Coupe XKR 16 24 $89,700 $97,500
2-Door Convertible XKR 15 22 $95,220 $103,500
2-Door Coupe XKR-S 15 22 $121,349 $132,000
2-Door Convertible XKR-S 15 22 $126,869 $138,000
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2-Door Coupe w/2LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,740
$45,136
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$84,500
$49,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1408 / month
$827 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
How to tell if you're hopeless, when it comes to cars: take your pulse after looking at or driving the 2012 Jaguar XK. From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
27.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
74.0 52.0
Second Head Room (in)
30.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 43.1
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.7 174.6
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 49.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.7 22.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.3
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)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.0 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/35ZR19 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A XBH
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR19 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A XBH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 3208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 3500 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LS3
Displacement
5.0L/305 6.2L/378.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
385 @ 6500 430 @ 5900
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MM6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.90
Summary
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Jaguar XK Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3

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