2011 Chevrolet
Camaro SS
vs. 2011 Chevrolet
Corvette Z06

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS

9.6

starting from

$31,920

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Camaro SS

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Folding rear seats
Standard
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Average range in the city
304 miles
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Very inexpensive
$31,920
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More airbags
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

9.6

starting from

$75,325

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Great cornering ability
1.07 g
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High top speed
190 mph
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Blindingly fast 1/4 mile time
12.3 s s @ 122.0 mph mph
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OK braking distance from 60mph
121 ft
Road Tests 10.0 vs 8.3
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Winner: Corvette Z06
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  • The Corvette Z06 can change direction around 20% faster, 1.07 g vs 0.92 g
  • The Corvette Z06 can go around 20% faster than the Camaro SS, 190 mph vs 160 mph
  • Around 10% faster in the 1/4 mile, 12.3 s s @ 122.0 mph mph vs 13.6 s s @ 108.0 mph mph
Safety Features 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Winner: Camaro SS
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  • The Camaro SS has 2 more airbags (including Head / Curtain, Rear Curtain), 5 vs 3
Practicality 9.1 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Winner: Camaro SS
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  • Almost the same
  • Room for 2 more people, 4 vs 2
  • A single tank lasts around 10% longer, 456 miles vs 432 miles
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Winner: Camaro SS
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  • The best price we've seen is $43,405 cheaper (2.4x less), $31,920 vs $75,325
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 16 mpg vs 15 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Winner: Corvette Z06
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Corvette Z06
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Winner: Corvette Z06
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  • The Corvette Z06 has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 7 vs 6
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Performance - vs -
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  • Both cars are sporty, but the Corvette Z06 in particular is a responsive car
  • Both the Corvette Z06 and Camaro SS are quite powerful
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Overall 9.6 vs 9.6

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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0-60 mph 4.3 seconds vs 5.1 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 121 ft vs 129 ft The Corvette Z06's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Camaro SS is quite bad
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1/4 mile 12.3 s s @ 122.0 mph mph vs 13.6 s s @ 108.0 mph mph The Corvette Z06's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Camaro SS is pretty good, too
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Lateral acceleration 1.07 g vs 0.92 g The Corvette Z06 has phenomenal cornering abilities, but the Camaro SS is just OK
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Top speed 190 mph vs 160 mph The Corvette Z06 can hit high speeds, but the Camaro SS cannot

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 3 vs 5 The Camaro SS has a good number of airbags, but the Corvette Z06 does not (missing Head / Curtain, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Practicality

Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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Passengers 2 vs 4 The Camaro SS has the usual number of seats, while the Corvette Z06 has very few
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Highway driving range 432 miles vs 456 miles The Camaro SS has good highway range and the Corvette Z06 is reasonable
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Cargo space 22.4 ft3 vs 11.3 ft3 The Corvette Z06 has lots of cargo room, and the Camaro SS is OK, too
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front seats 51.9 ft3 vs 52.2 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Camaro SS's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Corvette Z06
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Corvette Z06 offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Camaro SS
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Cupholders 2 vs 2 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
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Camaro SS
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MSRP $75,325 vs $31,920 The Camaro SS has a great price and the Corvette Z06 is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 16 mpg The Camaro SS has OK city mileage, while the Corvette Z06 is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Luxury Features

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Corvette Z06
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Camaro SS
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Corvette Z06

Entertainment System

Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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Number of speakers 7 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 5 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

Chevrolet
Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Chevrolet
Camaro SS
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Horsepower 505 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM Both the Corvette Z06 and Camaro SS are quite powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 6.3 lb/hp vs 9.1 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the Corvette Z06 in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs Unknown

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2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Camaro SS vs Impreza WRX STI
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Corvette Z06 vs Challenger SRT8
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore Corvette Z06 vs Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Corvette Z06 vs SL550
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is Corvette Z06 vs Z4 sDrive35is
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) Corvette Z06 vs Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Sean (7:22 AM, April 16, 2014)
Corvette stats seem to be a tad off. It has a higher power to weight and a 4.3 0-60 time for the base model!
 
Avatar for Davi Toledo Davi Toledo (3:03 AM, May 27, 2013)
Corvette Wins =)