Compare 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs 2002 Chevrolet Corvette

2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2002 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $77,934 $83,800
2-Door Roadster 5.0L Silver Arrow 16 23 $80,259 $86,300
2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,923 $128,950
2-Door Roadster 6.0L Silver Arrow 13 19 $123,643 $132,950
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $36,470 $41,680
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $42,179 $48,205
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $44,126 $50,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,934
$36,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,800
$41,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1397 / month
$695 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
50.4 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
99.0 104.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.9 24.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 12.6 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)
10.9 x 0.4 12.6 x 1.27
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.66
Tires
Rear Tire Size
275/35ZR18 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/40ZR18 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3214
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
143 110
Engine
Displacement
5.0L/303 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 5600 350 @ 4000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
339 @ 2700-4250 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode) 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Lower Control Arms Independent

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