Compare 2002 Dodge Viper vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2002 Dodge Viper
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door GTS Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Viper 2-Door GTS Coupe 11 21 $65,555 $72,225
Viper 2-Door RT/10 Convertible 11 21 $65,110 $71,725
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $77,934 $83,800
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L Silver Arrow 16 23 $80,259 $86,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,923 $128,950
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L Silver Arrow 13 19 $123,643 $132,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,555
$77,934
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,225
$83,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1204 / month
$1397 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
36.7 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 55.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 177.1
Height, Overall (in)
47.0 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
96.2 99.0
Liftover Height (in)
N/A - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.2 7.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.26 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.87 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P275/35ZR18 245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
T155/80D16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P335/30ZR18 275/35ZR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3460 4125
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 10 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 13 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 143
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
450 @ 5200 302 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V10 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
490 @ 3700 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
EWB NA
Displacement
8.0L/488 5.0L/303
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Synchronized NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.19
Trans Order Code
DEC NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
12.3 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Viper Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2 door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Sport w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Sport w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Lower Control Arms

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