The Luxury Car Challenge: 2016 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2016 Dodge Viper

2016 Chevrolet Corvette

2016 Chevrolet Corvete

2016 Dodge Viper

2016 Dodge Viper

Both the 2016 Chevy Corvette and 2016 Dodge Viper are well known for their dynamic performance and stunning beauty. If you’re in the market for a little luxury, which vehicle is right for you? We analyzed the 2016 Chevy Corvette 1LZ and the 2016 Dodge Viper SRT to see which is superior on the road.

Warranty

Before you take advantage of the fast acceleration and quick braking power of these two models, you may want to investigate the warranty. If you invest in a Corvette, you’ll enjoy a corrosion warranty that lasts for six years. The Viper tops out at five years. But the most significant difference is Chevy’s complimentary scheduled maintenance. Chevy provides two years and 24,000 miles of free oil changes, lubricant checks, and other routine maintenance services. Dodge doesn’t pay for any scheduled maintenance at all. Chevy also has over 43 percent more dealerships than Dodge, so it’s easy to take advantage of those great services.

Performance

Both the 2016 Chevy Corvette and 2016 Dodge Viper are powerhouses on the road. If you upgrade to the Corvette Z06, it features a 6.2L supercharged V8 with 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. This edges out the Viper’s 8.4L V10 engine with 645 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque.
The Corvette is also more efficient. When equipped with a manual transmission, it generates 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The Viper only manages 12 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. You’ll drive further with a full tank in your Chevy, but when you do stop for a fill-up, the Corvette uses unleaded gasoline. You’ll need premium gasoline for your Viper for costlier upkeep.

Cabin Space

You’ll enjoy a roomier cabin in the 2016 Corvette. Passengers will enjoy an extra 2.1 inches of front shoulder room, 1.3 inches of extra front headroom, and 0.3 inches of more legroom in the front. The Corvette also has a larger trunk. While the Corvette coupe’s trunk measures 15 cubic feet, the Viper’s trunk is only 14.7 cubic feet.

Ergonomics

Chevy designed the 2016 Corvette with tons of convenient amenities to make your life a little easier. Here are a few key differences between the 2016 Chevy Corvette and 2016 Dodge Viper:

  • Corvette owners can use the Keyless Access system to unlock the doors and trunk before starting the engine remotely. Viper owners can’t unlock the doors or trunk with the Keyless Enter-N-Go System.
  • In cold winters, Corvette owners can turn on their optional heated seats for a toasty ride. Viper owners cannot.
  • With dual-zone air conditioning, you and your passengers can set different temperatures for optimal comfort. You can enjoy this as a standard feature in the Corvette, but it’s not offered in the Viper at all.

Test Drive Our Winner Today

After thorough scrutiny, it was the 2016 Chevy Corvette that emerged the victor over the 2016 Dodge Viper. This kind of quality needs to be experienced firsthand, so drop by Biggers Chevy to set up a test drive or contact us online about our inventory of Corvette Stingrays.