Long known for its sheer brute force, the Corvette was reborn for 2014 as a lighter, tighter, high-tech sports car. Previous Vettes delivered quick acceleration, but this one added quick reflexes, flat cornering, and more agility. Further, the cheap interior of past Vettes was upgraded with higher-quality materials and a more refined feel.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
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Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
NA
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
NA
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. ESC available in 2000, standard from 2001. Side air bags available from 2005, standard from 2010.
Road Test

Long known for its sheer brute force, the Corvette was reborn for 2014 as a lighter, tighter, high-tech sports car. Previous Vettes delivered quick acceleration, but this one added quick reflexes, flat cornering, and more agility. Further, the cheap interior of past Vettes was upgraded with higher-quality materials and a more refined feel. Long story short; this version of the Corvette -- in coupe or convertible body styles -- is a bargain among high-performance cars, delivering ferocious acceleration, precise handling, and excellent braking for thousands of dollars less than competitors with similar capabilites.

Punching the throttle is an eye-opener. The direct-injected 460-hp, 6.2-liter V8 helped it post a blistering 0-to-60-mph acceleration time of 4.3 seconds. The Corvette Stingray shoots forward with seemingly boundless torque and a throaty bark.

Seating
2 front
Drive Wheels
Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
2-door hatchback
convertible
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 7-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 6.2-liter V8 (455 hp)
  • 6.2-liter V8 (460 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Chevrolet Corvette owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen difficult to see

"Display screen jumps around sometimes"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette 6.2-L V8)

"Screen flickered and rolled making it impossible to read and to select functions"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"Infotainment system freezes up and audio goes away. Screen is frozen or blank"

John S., CA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"The whole Center stack of controls locked up and the dealer tried about a half dozen times to repair it - we are not sure if it is fixed now"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"Display screen froze up periodically. Dealer reprogrammed the screen and works OK"

Patrick R., FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"was replaced with a new one"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"Brought it in and it was fixed"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"screen freezes and will not return to original screen"

Lynn R., NJ (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Freezes up is not quote accurate. The screen, in navigation mode, would begin to roll like an old tube TV. Took multiple visits to the dealer, including a software update, before they replaced the screen"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"Had screen replaced once and that one recalibrated two times. Seems currently okay"

Norman T., ON (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

"Main display screen flickers and eventually fails especially when the car is hot or exterior temp is hot. Had to have it replaced cost was $1300 parts and labor"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

"Display screen would flicker, become unreadable, finally gave out"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"Center console LCD touch screen flashed, flickered, and went blank. Dealership replaced monitor with replacement part and problem was solved under warranty"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"All systems on the screen are unavailable: backup camera, navigation, radio selection"

Lewis W., FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Every 15 minutes or so the display blanks for 20 seconds and does a reset. Radio is unaffected, but media stop and then restart at an earlier song"

D P., KY (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Within weeks screen went blank. Dealer did a battery disconnect and reboot, All OK. Then a 3 hour software up date. 3 months later screen went blank. I did a battery disconnect and reboot. Good to date"

Anonymous, NM (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Screen goes blank or pixelated. When using camera, it is a problem"

Smith B., VA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"It just went blank would'nt show anything. GM replaced it"

Kenneth G., MI (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The navigation portion of the MyLink system on this vehicle is absolutely a miserable failure that can not be trusted to get the driver anywhere. May work fine for one trip and the next not even close to the destination. Take a map and check it first. SUCKS!"

Marc P., CO (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"iPhone recently does not recognize the MyLink on the Corvette. Will take it back into the dealer"

Patrick R., FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
Radio

"the whole system weny out on three separate times"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Satellite radio (XM) stops working. Infotainment screen displays a message, "CHECK XM ANTENNA". Dealer has replaced XM antenna but that has not solved the problem"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Speakers

"infotainment screen was replaced b/c of static and blank screen. The passenger side speaker was not mounted properly and vibrated terribly. I also had no gm warr. on scratched rear window-design problem. resulting poor/none gm service/warranty"

Chris B., AZ (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"was replaxed"

John L., NY (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
Gear selector or linkage

"Had extreme vibration in 2nd gear( ( Repaired )"

Philip S., FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"shift lever causes a buzzing in second gear"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Rough shifting

"On occasion the clutch /transmission screeches when pulling away in first gear"

Philip S., FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"I have owned five Corvettes over the past 50 years. All of them have been stick shifts. This car by far has the roughest transmission. GM tells me this is normal. I'm very disappointed"

Don C., FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

"Noise while shifting that has not been diagnosed or solved"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette 6.2-L V8)

"when car is cold does not always have a smooth shift from 1st to 2nd gear, Dealer said not uncommon. Shifts smoother when car warmed up"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"Sometimes kicks out of 2nd gear when I release the clutch"

Scott F., CA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leak around the windshield. Theo car had to be brought in three times to finally fix"

Douglas B., FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"leaking radiator"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Rattle in front trim"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"The roof pannel squeaked. This was repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

"Had a noise I thought was coming from the steering column, turned out to be the rear latch on the targa top that Chevy was replacing. Found out about this problem in Motor Trend's long-term use of their C7 Corvette"

Kathryn M., OR (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

"Minor squeaking from the front brakes. Repaired under warranty"

Gregory S., VA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"The squeaks come from the removable roof especially when it gets warm out"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"When activating the performance exhaust the baffles squeeked very loudly. This was happening each and every time I had changed mode selected knob to activate the performance or any other time that flow sensor would change the baffle positions accord"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The brake light bar lost several LEDs"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
Gauges

"Dash goes dark. Will work with restart and over time"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Heated or cooled seats

"They simply don't work as intended. Numerous failed attempts at fixing them have yielded zero positive results. The dealer's response is now "They work as good as on any other Corvette"!"

Patrick M., FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

"Drivers heated seat failed"

W H., MI (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

"Seat positions stopped responding to controls"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Keyless entry

"bad battery oil sump problem"

John M., AZ (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Body panels not aligned well and Moss Brothers Chevrolet in Moreno Valley CA refused to fix it"

Mark C., CA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"leather dash started to bubble up or come apart from the dash under the leather covering"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

"Dash board had warped leather by the head's up display"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Crack in paint"

Errol L., VA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Peeling chrome on one of the Z51 chrome wheels"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"This is the same problem we had with the control panel locking up"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"Defective O/S Temp sensor"

Kenneth R., CT (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"The circuit board failed shortly after we bought it. It was fixed on warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower motor simply shorted out how to be replace total cost about $830 by the dealer three months out of warranty"

Lewis W., FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"badmodule"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"Rear shocks recalled and replaced due to factory welding weakness"

Frank R., WA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Recall on rear shocks"

Kenneth R., CT (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"GM SAFETY RECALL # 14302 - "Your vehicle may have an improper weld on the rear shock absorbers. The improper welds are susceptible to fracturing, which may lead to separation of the shock absorber tube from the shock absorber clevis bracket. This sep"

David J., NJ (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Tire wear is uneven

"Passenger side front tire camber so bad tire had to be replaced"

Douglas B., FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Premature brake wear

"Rear pads wore out in one day at a lapping event"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Rotors

"Replaced the rotors twice under warranty. I do have 700 track miles on the car but the rotors on a Z51 should provide longer service. They warped"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"rotors got grooved"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Electronic ignition

"Malfunctioning computer had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Valve Spring & Spark Plug replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

"The engine ran on seven cylinders, rough starting and running but operational enough to drive to the dealer who first diagnosed a faulty injector (injector replaced but did not fix the problem) and then a faulty sparkplug (replaced and problem fixed)"

Louis T., QC (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Convertible top

"Annoying rattle in convertible top that could not be fixed"

Mark C., CA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Injectors had to be replaced at 16010 miles"

James C., CA (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"When accessing directions it absolutely sucks! Could not find its way across the street. In a day of driving it may tell you how to get to the highway from the motel, but NOTHING after that until perhaps 8 hours later that you passed your exit. No di"

Marc P., CO (2014 Chevrolet Corvette)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Chattering and rough shifts required a new flywheel, clutch, throw out bearing, and synchronizers"

Michael M., FL (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Leaking. Replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"it was some thingy I cant remember, relatively easy fix covered by warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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