2016 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2015 Subaru BRZ
2016 Chevrolet Corvette
2015 Subaru BRZ
When drivers in Florence and Cincinnati think about the classic American sports car, the team at Tom Gill Chevrolet is willing to bet that most envision the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette. General Motors continues to move this racetrack-ready sports coupe and convertible into the future with a new available transmission and a host of advanced technologies. Still, some buyers might consider the 2015 Subaru BRZ, but a closer look makes it abundantly clear that the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette is the superior racer.
Whether your priority is variety of powertrain choices or overall power, the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette is the superior choice. The Corvette offers a pair of outstanding powertrain choices. The Stingray and Stingray Z51 versions are fitted with a 6.2L V8 engine paired to a seven-speed manual or a new eight-speed automatic transmission. It delivers an impressive 460 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels.
Opting for the flagship Corvette Z06 gets you a supercharged 6.2L V8 that uses the same transmission options and delivers a staggering 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The new eight-speed automatic transmission also provides optimal gear-shift ratios for even better acceleration than the automatic. Look to hit 60 mph in as little as four seconds on the standard engine and three seconds on the supercharged engine.
The 2015 Subaru BRZ is advertised as a racer, but it hardly compares to the Corvette. While it also comes with standard rear wheel drive, its 2.0L four-cylinder engine only makes 200 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual or automatic, and acceleration time on the Subaru BRZ is quite underwhelming, at only 7.9 seconds on the automatic transmission and 6.8 seconds on the manual transmission.
Not only does the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette leave the 2015 Subaru BRZ in the dust on the racetrack, it also provides far more advanced features. Step inside the Corvette, and you’ll recognize immediately that this isn’t just a stripped down racer. Standard appointments include Chevrolet’s OnStar telematics system that includes 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth phone and audio, and Chevrolet’s MyLink interface, which pairs your phone with your infotainment system on an 8-inch touchscreen. There’s also a standard nine-speaker Bose stereo system.
While the Subaru BRZ also comes with Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, it only gets a 6.1-inch touchscreen. None of the other features mentioned above on the Corvette are available on the Subaru BRZ.
While both the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette and the 2015 Subaru BRZ come with standard antilock disc brakes and traction and stability control, only the Corvette comes with a standard rearview camera. In fact, the Subaru BRZ doesn’t offer a rearview camera on any trim level. Plus, the Corvette’s standard OnStar telematics system provides superior response in an emergency with crash alert notification, emergency roadside assistance, and help in the case that your vehicle is stolen.
Interior Quality and Cargo Area
In addition to its superior advanced technologies, the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette also comes through with a number of luxury-level available styling and comfort features that you won’t find on the Subaru BRZ. These include ventilated front seats, carbon fiber trim, and a custom luggage area measuring at 15.0 cubic feet, enough for a few suitcases and the dream of the open road. Meanwhile, the 2015 Subaru BRZ’s tiny 6.9 cubic feet trunk space makes it very difficult to take a trip.
Enjoy the Unmistakable Feel of the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette
You won’t fully appreciate the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette until you see its curves, let the front seat hug you, and put the pedal to the metal. Check it out in person today at Tom Gill Chevrolet, your Cincinnati-area Chevrolet dealer, at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. If you have any questions about the new Chevrolet Corvette’s performance and features, leave a message online with our sales team and we’ll get back to you right away.