Compare 2009 Lotus Elise vs 2009 Chevrolet Corvette

2009 Lotus Elise
2009 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $47,250
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,990
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2-Door Coupe w/2LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$43,951
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,250
$48,565
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$809 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
While the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette provides plenty of impressive performance to dream and/or brag about, this car is not a one-trick pony. If ever there were a practical sportscar, this is it.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 52
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.2
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
149.0 174.6
Height, Overall (in)
44.0 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
90.5 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 22.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.8 x 1.26
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)
- TBD - 12 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 - TBD -
Steering Type
Manual Pwr Speed Sensitive
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/50R16 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1984 3217
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 5.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
133 @ 6800 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LS3
Displacement
1.8L/110 6.2L/378.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 7800 430 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.66
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lotus Elise Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spr
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Transverse Leaf Spr
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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