Compare 2012 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2012 Jaguar XK vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2012 Chevrolet Corvette
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2012 Jaguar XK
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2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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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 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Conv w/4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
Corvette 2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XK 2-Door Conv 16 22 $83,260 $90,500
XK 2-Door Conv XKR 15 22 $95,220 $103,500
XK 2-Door Conv XKR-S 15 22 $126,869 $138,000
XK 2-Door Coupe 16 24 $77,740 $84,500
XK 2-Door Coupe XKR 16 24 $89,700 $97,500
XK 2-Door Coupe XKR-S 15 22 $121,349 $132,000
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2-Door Roadster SL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 550 14 22 $96,395 $103,650
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 12 19 $130,609 $140,440
Pricing
Invoice Price
$54,236
$83,260
$96,395
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,600
$90,500
$103,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$993 / month
$1508 / month
$1728 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value. How to tell if you're hopeless, when it comes to cars: take your pulse after looking at or driving the 2012 Jaguar XK. A powerful near-exotic luxury convertible, or a grand tourer with German precision? The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SL Class is both.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact 2 Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 43.0 42.9
Passenger Capacity
2 4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD - 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 37.8 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 56.6 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52.0 74.0 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.6 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD - -
Second Head Room (in)
- 30.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 42.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 108.3 100.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 74.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.4 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 188.7 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
48.7 52.3 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 - TBD - 60.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 7.1 10.2 (7.2 w/top down)
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 x 1.0 12.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.4
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)
14.0 x 1.3 14.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 36.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - Variable 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
XFA N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P325/30ZR19 P275/35ZR19 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
XFA N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 P245/40ZR19 P255/40R18
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3289 3924 4220
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 12.0 19 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - 760
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
430 @ 5900 385 @ 6500 382 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
424 @ 4600 380 @ 3500 391 @ 2800-4000
Engine Order Code
LS3 NA NA
Displacement
6.2L/378.3 5.0L/305 5.5L/333
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.28 3.40 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
MZ6 NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.31 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.73
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Jaguar XK Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 - 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 10.2 11.0

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