Compare 2012 Porsche Cayman vs 2012 Chevrolet Corvette

2012 Porsche Cayman
2012 Chevrolet Corvette
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 19 27 $46,530 $51,900
2-Door Coupe S 19 26 $55,710 $62,100
2-Door Coupe R 19 27 $59,490 $66,300
2-Door Coupe S Black Edition 19 26 $60,570 $67,500
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2-Door Coupe w/2LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe w/1LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/2LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/3LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Coupe w/4LT 16 26 $45,136 $49,600
2-Door Convertible w/1LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/2LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/3LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Convertible w/4LT 16 26 $49,686 $54,600
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Coupe Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $50,960 $56,000
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/1LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/2LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/3LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w/4LT 16 26 $54,236 $59,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/1LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/2LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe Z06 w/3LZ 15 24 $68,796 $75,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/1ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
2-Door Coupe ZR1 w/3ZR N/A N/A $104,346 $111,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,530
$45,136
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,900
$49,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$865 / month
$827 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Porsche Cayman is a potent mix of performance, comfort, and cargo space, and a leader in the sports car segment. From fast to insanely fast, yet still practical and affordable, the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette is a great balance and a strong value.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.5 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 52.0
Front Leg Room (in)
33.5 43.1
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 174.6
Height, Overall (in)
51.3 49.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
95.1 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 22.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.5 x 1.1 12.8 x 1.3
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)
11.8 x 0.8 12.0 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1-13.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R/17 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA XBH
Front Tire Size
P205/55R/17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XBH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2932 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 19 x 10.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 4400-6000 424 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA LS3
Displacement
2.9L/177 6.2L/378.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 7200 430 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6-Cyl Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MM6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.88 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Cayman Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Transverse Leaf Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3

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