Compare 2009 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2009 Nissan 370Z

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
2009 Nissan 370Z
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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 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 26 $29,259 $31,230
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 18 26 $33,122 $35,760
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $28,043 $29,930
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $36,551 $39,130
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $31,919 $34,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,164
$29,259
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,220
$31,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$521 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.8
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. The Nissan Z has never occupied the top spot in the performance world—and it doesn't now—but it's still a great performance car that starts just under $30,000.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52 51.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
49.1 51.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 6.9
Brakes
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 13.0 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 x 1.0 13.0 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare 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 3278
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.0 18 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 2.04
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 3.19
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 4.92
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Nissan 370Z
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 door coupe
Suspension
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 Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr Multi-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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