Chevy Corvette Vs Porsche Cayman
Among the world’s most critically acclaimed high-performance vehicles, one model that’s consistently on the shortlist of segment leaders is the Chevrolet Corvette coupe. While Chevy has a reputation for building solid trucks and family-friendly sedans, they prove year after year they have the engineering prowess and styling finesse to build one of the most respected luxury sports cars in the world. In fact, as we tell our Tampa-area customers at Cox Chevrolet, when you stack the 2012 Porche Cayman against the 2012 Chevrolet Corvette, the Corvette with its more powerful engine, better interior features, and lower pricing is by far the preferred purchase for smart car-shoppers.
Powertrains and Performance
If you’re going to buy a serious sports coupe, you had better make sure the powertrain is worth the price tag; Tampa drivers should take note that the 2012 Chevy Corvette has the Porsche beat by a mile. The 2012 Corvette Coupe 4LT comes equipped with a monster 6.2L gas-powered V8 engine that produces up to 430 hp and 424 lb-ft of torque while the 2012 Cayman S-class Coupe stacks a super-charged 3.4L flat six-cylinder that fares less than well against the Vette; with only 320 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, the Porsche is seriously lacking in power.
For all that savings on engine power, you’d think the Cayman S would have a significant advantage over the Corvette when it comes to fuel economy, but it just isn’t so. Getting 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the freeway, the Porsche gets better mileage only in the city, as the Corvette matches the Cayman’s 26 mpg highway rating.
For all the attention Porsche gets as a leader in automotive refinement, the Cayman S-class interior doesn’t compare to the Corvette. A surprisingly lackluster cockpit aside, the Cayman’s standard features aren’t nearly as rewarding as the Corvette; while Chevy drivers can enjoy features like Bluetooth connectivity, Navigation systems, rearview cameras, and Dual-zone climate control, Porsche drivers will either have to pay extra or live without.
Schedule a Test Drive at Cox Chevrolet
Add in the fact that choosing the 2012 Chevy Corvette Coupe will save you almost $13,000, the Corvette 4LT starts to look like a no-brainer over the Cayman S. Tampa, FL residents can stop in to Bradenton’s Cox Chevrolet and schedule to test drive this incredible high-performance machine for themselves!