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2013 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2014 Lexus IS 250C Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Corvette, drivers may find the Lexus IS 250C a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Lexus IS 250C requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Corvette, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Corvette will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS 250C, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Corvette will cost more in transportation costs than the Lexus IS 250C.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Corvette is much wider than the Lexus IS 250C, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Chevrolet Corvette is slightly shorter than the Lexus IS 250C, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Corvette does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 250C.

Handling
The Chevrolet Corvette has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 250C, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Corvette has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus IS 250C. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Chevrolet Corvette has less seating than the Lexus IS 250C, making the Lexus IS 250C the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Corvette as you will in the Lexus IS 250C.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Corvette is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus IS 250C.

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2013 Chevrolet
Corvette

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MSRP*: $54,600 - $75,925

2014 Lexus
IS 250C

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MSRP*: $42,860
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City MPG: 15 - 16 21
Highway MPG: 24 - 26 --
Engine(s): V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $49,686 - $69,092 $39,861

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