Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2016 Chevrolet CORVETTE VS 2016 Jaguar F-Type Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2016 Chevrolet CORVETTE

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2016 Jaguar F-Type

Safety Comparison

Both the Corvette and the F-Type 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 daytime running lights.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 28 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Jaguar dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Corvette’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

The Corvette has more powerful engines than the F-Type:

Horsepower

Torque

Corvette 6.2 V8

455 HP

460 lbs.-ft.

Corvette 6.2 V8

460 HP

465 lbs.-ft.

Corvette Z06 6.2 supercharged V8

650 HP

650 lbs.-ft.

F-Type 3.0 supercharged V6

340 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

F-Type S 3.0 supercharged V6

380 HP

339 lbs.-ft.

F-Type R 5.0 supercharged V8

550 HP

502 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the Corvette Z06 6.2 supercharged V8 is faster than the F-Type R 5.0 supercharged V8 (automatics tested):

Corvette

F-Type

Zero to 60 MPH

3 sec

3.5 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

6.8 sec

8.1 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

3.2 sec

3.7 sec

Quarter Mile

11.1 sec

11.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

127 MPH

122 MPH

In a Car and Driver race course test, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe was clocked 7.2 seconds faster than the Jaguar F-Type R Coupé (173.8 sec. vs. 181 sec.) at an average lap speed 3.4 MPH faster (84.9 MPH vs. 81.5 MPH).

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Corvette Manual with its standard engine gets better fuel mileage than the F-Type RWD Manual with its standard engine (17 city/29 hwy vs. 16 city/24 hwy).

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Corvette’s fuel efficiency. The F-Type 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 F-Type requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Corvette has 3.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the F-Type R’s standard fuel tank (18.5 vs. 15.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

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 F-Type doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Corvette stops much shorter than the F-Type:

Corvette

F-Type

80 to 0 MPH

174 feet

196 feet

Road & Track

70 to 0 MPH

128 feet

151 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

91 feet

106 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Corvette Z06’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the F-Type (F:285/30R19 & R:335/25R20 vs. F:275/40R19 & R:275/35R19).

The Corvette’s standard 245/40R18 front and 285/35R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series front and 35 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the F-Type’s standard 45 series front and 40 series rear tires. The Corvette Z06’s 285/30R19 front and 335/25R20 rear tires have a lower 30 series front and 25 series rear profile than the F-Type’s optional 35 series front and 30 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Corvette has standard 19-inch rear wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the F-Type.

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 F-Type doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Corvette has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The F-Type’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Corvette’s wheelbase is 3.5 inches longer than on the F-Type (106.7 inches vs. 103.2 inches).

The Corvette Z06 Coupe handles at 1.19 G’s, while the F-Type R Coupé pulls only 1.00 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Corvette Z06 Convertible handles at 1.14 G’s, while the F-Type R Convertible pulls only .92 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Corvette Z06 Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.1 seconds quicker than the F-Type R Coupé (22.3 seconds @ 1.06 average G’s vs. 24.4 seconds @ .82 average G’s).

Chassis Comparison

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 F-Type (.35 to .36). A more efficient exterior helps the Corvette go faster and keeps the interior quieter. It also helps the Corvette get better fuel mileage.

As tested by Car and Driver while cruising at 70 MPH, the interior of the Corvette Stingray Coupe is quieter than the F-Type R Coupé AWD (69 vs. 72 dB).

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Corvette Coupe has a much larger trunk than the F-Type Coupé (15 vs. 11.7 cubic feet).

The Corvette Convertible has a much larger trunk with its top down than the F-Type Convertible (10 vs. 7 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

The Corvette’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The F-Type does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The Corvette offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The F-Type doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Corvette has standard extendable sun visors. The F-Type doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Corvette’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The F-Type’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

Optional air conditioned seats in the Corvette keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The F-Type doesn’t offer air conditioned seats.

The Corvette has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning costs extra on the F-Type.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Corvette owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Corvette will cost $2115 less than the F-Type over a five-year period.

The Corvette will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. Kiplinger’s estimates that the Corvette will retain a greater percentage of its original price after three and five years than the F-Type.

Corvette

F-Type

Five Year

49% to 50%

26% to 29%

Three Year

63% to 65%

39% to 44%

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Chevrolet Corvette will be $14095 to $20200 less than for the Jaguar F-Type.

Recommendations Comparison

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

Corvette

F-Type

Consumer Reports® Recommends

TRUE

n/a

Kiplinger’s Award

TRUE

FALSE

Car and Driver performed a comparison test in its June 2014 issue and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible won out over the Jaguar F-Type R Convertible.

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 F-Type isn’t in the top three.

Strategic Vision rates overall owner satisfaction with vehicle quality. The Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is ranked first in the Premium Convertible/Roadster category. The Jaguar F-Type Coupe is ranked below average. Both the Corvette Coupe and Convertible received the 2015 “Total Quality Award.”

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

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

The Chevrolet Corvette outsold the Jaguar F-Type by almost 8 to one during the 2015 model year.

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