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The Chevy Corvette Stingray is the sweet spot of Chevy sports cars. This model is the starting point for the Corvette family, and it’s priced between the Camaro and the much more expensive Corvette Z06 variant. This mid-engine sports car is powerful and fun on the road, easily taking on other powerful European sports cars, including the Porsche 718 Cayman. The 2024 Corvette Stingray comes at a base MSRP of $68,300, which is right around the same base price as the 2024 Porsche 718 Cayman. So, how do these two mid-engine performance sports cars compare?

How do the power and performance figures of the Corvette Stingray compare to the 718 Cayman?

Because these two mid-engine performance sports cars have the same base MSRP, we’ll use these models to determine which car offers more. The performance and power figures provided by Edmunds are:

 2024 Chevy Corvette Stingray2024 Porsche 718 Cayman
Engine6.2-liter V82.0-liter turbocharged flat 4-cylinder
Transmission8-speed automatic6-speed manual
Horsepower490 hp300 hp
Torque465 lb-ft280 lb-ft
0-60 mph3.0 seconds3.3 seconds
Top speed184 mph188 mph

Which of these mid-engine sports cars is more spacious and comfortable?

If you’re a taller or bigger driver, you’ll want to know if you can comfortably sit in the 2024 Chevy Corvette Stingray or Porsche 718 Cayman. This means you need to know what the interior dimensions offer. Edmunds and Car and Driver give us these measurements, which are:

 2024 Chevy Corvette Stingray2024 Porsche 718 Cayman
Cargo space12.6 cu-ft14.9 cu-ft
Passenger volume51 cu-ft49 cu-ft
Headroom37.9 inchesNot given
Legroom42.8 inchesNot given
Shoulder room54.4 inchesNot given
Hip room52.0 inchesNot given

From this data, we can only surmise the Corvette is comfortable for most drivers due to its additional passenger volume. We will update this article with passenger specs for the Porsche when they become available.

Is the Chevy Corvette Stingray more fuel-efficient than the Porsche 718 Cayman?

The smaller engine of the Porsche should mean it has much better fuel economy figures, but that’s not a given considering the higher top speed and manual transmission. These figures are:

 2024 Chevy Corvette Stingray2024 Porsche 718 Cayman
Fuel mileage16/25 mpg20/25 mpg
Fuel tank capacity18.5 gallons14.2 gallons
Total driving range296-462.5 miles284-355 miles

From this data, we see that Porsche 718 offers better fuel mileage, but the total driving range is greater on city streets and on the highway when driving the Chevy Corvette.

Which high-performance sports car has better warranty coverage?

The 2024 Porsche 718 Cayman has a respectable four-year/50,000-mile warranty coverage, while the 2024 Chevy Corvette Stingray sticks with an antiquated three-year/36,000-mile warranty. This means the Porsche has a leg up in terms of warranty coverage.

Which mid-engine performance sports car has more to offer?

Based on our comparison of the 2024 Chevy Corvette Stingray and Porsche 718 Cayman, the Corvette has more to offer in most categories. If you’re a fan of V8 engines, the Corvette offers this feature and has more horsepower, a faster 0-60 mph sprint time, and a better driving range than the Porsche. On the other hand, the 718 Cayman offers a slightly higher top speed, better fuel mileage, and a better warranty than the Chevrolet sports car.