Compare 2009 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2009 Lotus Exige

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
2009 Lotus Exige
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2-Door Conv w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/1LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/2LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/3LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/4LT 16 26 $48,164 $53,220
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $66,902 $73,925
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $96,692 $103,970
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $43,951 $48,565
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2-Door Coupe S 240
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Exige 2-Door Coupe S 240 20 26 N/A $65,690
Exige 2-Door Coupe S 260 20 26 N/A $74,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,164
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,220
$65,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$1095 / 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
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52 41.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 149.5
Height, Overall (in)
49.1 45.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 90.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 x 1.0 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.26 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 10.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Manual
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)
- TBD - 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P225/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P195/50WR16
Spare Tire Size
NA 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)
3222 2077
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 170 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 240 @ 8000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 23 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20 (Est)
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.48
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.05
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Lotus Exige
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6

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