Compare 2010 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2009 Nissan 370Z vs 2009 Nissan GT-R

2010 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $53,307 $58,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $53,307 $58,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $53,307 $58,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $53,307 $58,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/1LT 16 26 $48,757 $53,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/2LT 16 26 $48,757 $53,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/3LT 16 26 $48,757 $53,580
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/4LT 16 26 $48,757 $53,580
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $67,599 $74,285
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $67,599 $74,285
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $67,599 $74,285
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $49,840 $54,770
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $49,840 $54,770
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $49,840 $54,770
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $49,840 $54,770
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR 14 20 $99,932 $106,880
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR 14 20 $99,932 $106,880
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $44,526 $48,930
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $44,526 $48,930
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $44,526 $48,930
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $44,526 $48,930
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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
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GT-R 2-Door Coupe 16 21 $72,318 $76,840
GT-R 2-Door Coupe Premium 16 21 $74,434 $79,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,307
$29,259
$72,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$58,580
$31,230
$76,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$976 / month
$521 / month
$1281 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stupendously fast yet amazingly practical, the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is the supercar you can live with. 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. You could pilot the Space Shuttle with a PlayStation controller—or you could just sample the 2009 Nissan GT-R, one hellish lightsaber of a supercar.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.2 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.4 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.0 51.6 79.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.9 44.6
Passenger Capacity
2 2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.6 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- - 26.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 44.9
Second Head Room (in)
- - 33.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.84 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 167.2 183.1
Height, Overall (in)
48.7 51.9 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 61.6 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 100.4 109.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 72.8 74.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 60.6 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 6.9 8.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.3 13.0 x 1.3 15 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.0 13.0 x 0.6 15 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 19 19.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.5 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 32.8 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P325/30ZR19 245/45WR18 P285/35ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
YFJ NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 225/50WR18 P255/40ZR20
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
XFA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3289 3278 3814
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 8.0 20 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 12.0 18 x 9.0 20 x 10.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.0 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 270 @ 5200 430 @ 3200 - 5200
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA VR38DETT
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 3.7L/- TBD - 3.8L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 332 @ 7000 480 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.86 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 4.92 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 2.04 1.59
Trans Type
6 7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.97 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 3.19 2.30
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA GR6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.36 3.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Nissan 370Z Nissan GT-R
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 door coupe 2 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr Double wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Independent Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 - -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5 4

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