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.
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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
  • 8-speed Automatic
  • 7-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 6.2-liter V8 (455 hp)
  • 6.2-liter V8 (460 hp)
  • 6.2-liter V8 supercharged (650 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 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

External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"MyLink does not support IPOD music devices very well. My 16 GB IPOD Nano works intermittently in the Corvette. It works all the time in the Kia. When it's is not working; the IPOD Nano says: "Accessory not supported""

Jeff S., FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPS had a faulty part form factory which caused it not to work and was replaced"

Christopher D., CT (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Performance Data Recorder wire was interfering with signal to GPS. Was fixed"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"GPS showed me at a place other than where I was"

Louis W., CA (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Routing inaccureate"

Sterling R., CA (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"It gives a red X like the GPS is not working. But it still is if we play with it"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"iPhone6 is slow to pair, and sometimes does not pair at all. When it does pair, sometimes the car controls do not correctly control the music from the phone and/or the sound is choppy"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"back up camera was malfunctioning. Brought to dealer. They re routed wires and fixed plug. picked up 3 days ago. We will see how it holds up.?"

Daniel W., NJ (2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"they replaced it"

Jay R., TX (2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
Radio

"Buzzy reception on some AM stations"

Anonymous, KS (2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT 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

Squeaks or rattles

"Rubbing noise sounds like plastic against plastic when going over a bump. Dealer said the dashboard would have to be removed to fix"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

"removable roof panel was squeaking. Fixed by dealer quickly"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

"Constant rattles, squeaks and other noises which dealer can NOT fix"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"The top does not seat correctly, had to take it to the dealership for repair. They have replaced the forward latchs"

Jonathan R., TX (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8)

"The roof would rattle. Chevy had a fix for the rattle by changing some components associated with the removable roof"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

"The locking mechanism for the removable top rattled. It was promptly fixed under warranty by the dealer by replacing the locking pin. No recurrance since"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Torque Converter replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

"rough shift"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

"The transmission shuddered. Several attempts to fix problem failed. Finally, torque converter replaced under warranty. Problem solved"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"Torque converter replaced after 10K miles under warranty. Vehicle transmission has been flawless since replacement of the TC. Have 28K miles on vehicle"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

"slippage. Had replaced at 11000 miles. All ok since"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Kept triggering unwarranted trouble codes that had to be removed by dealer...lots of wasting my time"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Engine surges or bucks under modest load below 2000 RPM. MPG lower than 2009. None of prior 10 Corvettes had this issue. Don't know cause. Chevy refuses to diagnose & told me to not use 6th & 7th gear to keep revs above 2000 & live with terrible MPG"

Karl A., OH (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Problems while accelerating. Had to replace torque converter twice. Now works fine"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
Engine knock or ping

"Engine ran rough upon first start. Dealership unable to pin point problem"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Developed a miss"

Anonymous, MS (2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"The door inside panel was not installed correctly and rattled. It had to be replaced"

Peter W., TX (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"the bumper fit to tight and paint rubs off on the corners of the bumper to the fenders and quarter panel. The taillight fit so tight they squeak constantly against the bumper"

George M., TX (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"bubble in paint but they repaired"

Jay R., TX (2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Loose fender trim on both front fenders caused paint to chip"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

"Studder at 30 to 50 mph. Solved with change of torque converter"

John H., FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)
Electrical failure

"The car's Electronoc Control Module (ECM) completely failed with approximately 125 miles on the car. Car had to be towed to dealership and module was replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)
Differential

"Leaked"

Allan G., CA (2015 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

"8 Speed automatic overheating"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)
Transmission computer

"Overheating chimes resulted in limp to dealer mode, until cooled off then resumed normal operation until next overheating cycle"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)
Transmission leaks

"Had to have the front Transmission seal replaced as the trans was leaking. Replaced under warranty and have not had the issue since"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 6.2-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"Overheating despite dealer fix"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Car has overheated 3 times GM will not check for damage to engine only top off coolant. The water temp went to max and oil pressure almost zero with oil temp on the last line to red. Last visit they replaced the water pump and stated when engine fail"

George M., TX (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 6.2-L V8)

"Advertized and sold with the Z06 and Z07 track package option. Could not drive more than four laps around a race track before the car overheated and significantly reduced power. Multiple trips to the Corvette Dealer provided no relief, Corvette factory engineers offered dealer no help to rectify what is a known problem among high performance drivers. Factory seemed to be well aware of these problems but chose to ignore customers. Terrible experience with a $108,000 car"

Gary C., VA (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

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

"It squeaked no matter what you did after taking it off the first time"

Jonathan R., TX (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8)
Sunroof

"Interior trim quarter panel would rattle slightly when going over certain types of bumps"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

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

12V power plug

"Plugged in a ipad to charge and fuse popped. Had fuse replaced and will not charge ipad from the plug again. Should be able to charge an ipad"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
Gauges

"a couple of times the dashboard of my car was not lighting up. When I brought it to the dealer for service i was asked if the battery had ever died. I said that the car was brand new, why would thew battery die? They said there were alot of error codes. Problem with the car. So far it has been ok since i picked it up 3 days ago. we will see"

Daniel W., NJ (2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT 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

"Vents will blow hot air up to 105 deg when set on 65 deg with outside temperature in the 50's at low speed. GM states that it draws heat from the engine compartment. No fix to date"

Russell S., CA (2015 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

Cylinder head

"Spring came off lifter"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"MyLink does not support IPOD music devices very well. My 16 GB IPOD Nano works intermittently in the Corvette. It works all the time in the Kia"

Jeff S., FL (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Base 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

Rotors

"Rotors need resurfacing after less than 10k miles"

Alan A., CO (2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 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

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.

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.

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