Compare 2010 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2010 Nissan 370Z vs 2010 Porsche Cayman

2010 Chevrolet Corvette
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2010 Porsche Cayman
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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 25 $29,707 $31,710
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 18 25 $33,695 $36,380
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 25 $28,492 $30,410
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 25 $37,000 $39,610
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 25 $32,493 $35,080
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $35,767 $38,620
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $39,050 $42,170
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual 18 25 $34,564 $37,320
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 18 25 $37,848 $40,870
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayman 2-Door Coupe 19 27 $46,080 $51,400
Cayman 2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $55,170 $61,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,307
$29,707
$46,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$58,580
$31,710
$51,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$976 / month
$529 / month
$857 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stupendously fast yet amazingly practical, the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is the supercar you can live with. A great performance car that starts just under $30,000, the 2010 Nissan 370Z comes close enough to Porsche performance to make you wonder. Fantastic handling, comfortable seating, and better-than-average cargo room make the Porsche Cayman a success in the segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.9 33.5
Passenger Capacity
2 2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.7 37.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.4 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.0 52.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 72.6 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.0 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.84 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 167.2 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
48.7 52.2 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 100.4 95.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 4.2 14.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.0 12.60 x 0.6 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.3 12.60 x 1.1 12.5 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 19 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 34.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 32.8 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
XFA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P325/30ZR19 245/45WR18 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
YFJ NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 225/50WR18 P205/55ZR/17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3289 3278 2932
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 12.0 18 x 9.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 332 @ 7000 265 @ 7200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 270 @ 5200 221 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA NA
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 3.7L/- TBD - 2.9L/177
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.97 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 3.19 2.05
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.36 3.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.86 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 4.92 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 2.04 1.40
Trans Type
6 7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00 0.97
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 door coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Nissan 370Z Porsche Cayman
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spr Double wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6 6 (2009)

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