Compare 2009 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2010 Dodge Viper vs 2010 Ford Mustang

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
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2010 Dodge Viper
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2010 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Coupe w/1LT
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
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2-Door Convertible SRT10
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible SRT10 13 22 $85,790 $90,255
2-Door Coupe SRT10 13 22 $86,479 $91,005
2-Door Coupe SRT10 ACR 13 22 $86,479 $91,005
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2-Door Coupe V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe V6 18 26 $19,906 $21,395
2-Door Coupe V6 Premium 18 26 $22,606 $24,395
2-Door Convertible V6 18 26 $24,406 $26,395
2-Door Coupe GT 16 24 $26,206 $28,395
2-Door Convertible V6 Premium 18 26 $27,106 $29,395
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 16 24 $28,906 $31,395
2-Door Convertible GT 16 24 $30,706 $33,395
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 16 24 $33,406 $36,395
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 22 $42,236 $46,725
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 22 $46,686 $51,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,951
$85,790
$19,906
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,565
$90,255
$21,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$809 / month
$1504 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.2
8.4
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. The 2010 Dodge Viper is truly, truly outrageous, from its ground-shaking performance to the paucity of space and comfort it doles out to its owner. Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 13 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 36.5 38.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.1 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 - TBD - 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52 - TBD - 83.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- - 29.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 46.8
Second Head Room (in)
- - 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 175.6 188.1
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 47.6 55.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.9 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 98.8 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 75.2 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.6 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
22.4 8.4 13.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.26 14.0 x 1.26 11.5 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 x 1.0 14.0 x 1.26 11.8 x 0.75
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.0 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.7 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 40.5 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P345/30ZR19 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TXM NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P275/35ZR18 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TXM NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3217 3441 3400
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 10.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.0 19 x 13.0 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 16.0 12.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 8.4L/510 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 600 @ 6100 210 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 560 @ 5000 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
LS3 EWE 99N
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 13 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.80 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.90 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 1.82 2.19
Trans Order Code
MN6 DEC 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.07 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 2.66 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 12 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.30 1.41
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Seat Roadster 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Viper Ford Mustang
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Independent 3-link solid axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr NA w/Panhard rod
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Independent MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 11.6 8.9

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