Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2016 Chevrolet CORVETTE VS 2016 Ferrari FF Near Phoenix, AZ

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2016 Chevrolet CORVETTE

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2016 Ferrari FF

Safety Comparison

The Corvette has standard OnStar ®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The FF doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Corvette and the FF have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and rearview cameras.

Warranty Comparison

Chevrolet’s powertrain warranty covers the Corvette 2 years longer than Ferrari covers the FF. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the FF ends after only 3 years.

The Corvette’s corrosion warranty is 3 years longer than the FF’s (6/100,000 vs. 3/100,000).

There are almost 169 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Ferrari dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Corvette’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

The FF’s redline is at 8000 RPM, which causes more engine wear, and a greater chance of a catastrophic engine failure. The Corvette has a 6500 to 6600 RPM redline.

Engine Comparison

The Corvette Z06’s standard 6.2 supercharged V8 produces 147 lbs.-ft. more torque (650 vs. 503) than the FF’s 6.3 DOHC V12.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Corvette Z06 Auto S.C. V8 gets better fuel mileage than the FF Auto (13 city/23 hwy vs. 11 city/17 hwy).

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Corvette’s fuel efficiency. The FF doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chevrolet Corvette uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The FF requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Corvette has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The FF doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The Corvette has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The FF doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Corvette Z06’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the FF (F:285/30R19 & R:335/25R20 vs. F:245/35R20 & R:295/35R20).

The Corvette Z06’s 285/30R19 front and 335/25R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series front and 25 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the FF’s 35 series tires.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the Corvette can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The FF doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For better maneuverability, the Corvette’s turning circle is 1.7 feet tighter than the FF’s (37.7 feet vs. 39.4 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Chevrolet Corvette may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 550 to 850 pounds less than the Ferrari FF.

The Corvette is 1 foot, 4.3 inches shorter than the FF, making the Corvette easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The design of the Chevrolet Corvette amounts to more than styling. The Corvette has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .29 Cd. That is significantly lower than the FF (.329). A more efficient exterior helps the Corvette go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the Corvette get better fuel mileage.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Corvette’s front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The FF’s front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.

Recommendations Comparison

The Chevrolet Corvette has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

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Consumer Reports® Recommends

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Kiplinger’s Award

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the Corvette first among midsize premium sporty cars in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The FF isn’t in the top three.

Both the Corvette Coupe and Convertible are ranked first in their classes and received the 2015 “Total Quality Award.” The FF is not ranked.

The Corvette was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 12 of the last 18 years. The FF has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

The Corvette was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” for 5 of the last 11 years. The FF has never been an “All Star.”

The Corvette was selected by Automobile Magazine as their 2014 Car of the Year. The FF has never been chosen.

A group of representative automotive journalists from North America selected the Corvette as the 2014 North American Car of the Year. The FF has never been chosen.

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