Compare 2009 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2009 Porsche Cayman

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
2009 Porsche Cayman
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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayman 2-Door Coupe 19 27 $42,755 $50,300
Cayman 2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $51,170 $60,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,164
$42,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,220
$50,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$838 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
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 2009 Porsche Cayman is a fabulous ride that's worth every penny.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 172.1
Height, Overall (in)
49.1 51.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 9.2
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 12.52 x 0.94
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 11.78 x 0.94
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.9
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P235/50ZR/17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P205/55ZR/17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3222 2943
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum 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
424 @ 4600 221 @ 4600-6000
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 265 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
SFI SMFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.43
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.12
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Porsche Cayman
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 MacPherson Strut
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 MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6

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