Long known for its panache and sheer brute force, the Corvette has been reborn for 2014 as a lighter, tighter, high-tech sports car. Previous Vettes delivered quick acceleration, but handling wasn't up to that of the Porsche 911 and other European thoroughbreds. The new Corvette has narrowed the gap, with quick reflexes, flat cornering, and less of the nose-heavy sensation of older models.
    Alerts
    There are 3 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.
    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.
    Fuel Economy & Emissions
    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.
    Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
    Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

    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.
    Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
    Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
    Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
    Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
    Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
    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 standard from 2001. Side air bags standard from 2010.
    Road Test

    Long known for its panache and sheer brute force, the Corvette has been reborn for 2014 as a lighter, tighter, high-tech sports car. Previous Vettes delivered quick acceleration, but handling wasn't up to that of the Porsche 911 and other European thoroughbreds. The new Corvette has narrowed the gap, with quick reflexes, flat cornering, and less of the nose-heavy sensation of older models. Moreover, gone is the cheap interior of past Vettes, replaced with higher-quality materials and a more refined feel.The new 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 such as the 911 and Jaguar F-Type. And the driving experience can be fairly refined or wild, depending on your mood.

    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. From a start, our Stingray shoots forward with seemingly boundless torque and a throaty bark.

    Seating
    2 front
    Drive Wheels
    Rear
    Warranty
    Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

    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.

    Read more about extended warranties
    Body Styles
    2-door hatchback
    convertible
    Transmissions Available
    • 8-speed Automatic
    • 7-speed Manual
    Engines Available
    • 6.2-liter V8 supercharged (650 hp)
    • 6.2-liter V8 (460 hp)
    • 6.2-liter V8 (455 hp)

    Owner Reported Trouble Spots

    The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Chevrolet Corvette owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

    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

    Differential

    "Had a noise that started at 57mph, mostly on an up hill road. Verified by the dealer and differential was replaced under warranty. No trouble since replacement."

    Anonymous, NC (2017 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

    "The differential started making a loud whine. The dealer determined that it needed a new 3rd member and replaced the differential with a new unit."

    Eric S., CA (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

    "random warble/grinding sound,"

    Anonymous, NC (2017 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
    Driveline vibration

    "Took forever to resolve because needed part not available. Car was taken off the road until problem resolved. Had to do with a coupler for the differential. CHEVROLET dealer in another state gave me a great loaner and took care of the issue. Inconvenience in having to leave car in Palm Springs while I returned to Tucson in loaner vehicle then having to make a return trip to Palm Springs when car was ready then drive back to Tucson. Totally screwed up my vacation but GM took care of all costs since it was still under factory warranty."

    Anonymous, AZ (2017 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
    Driveshaft or axle

    "Torque tube and bearing (Driveline Assembly) replaced under warranty"

    Christopher W., CA (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 6.2-L V8)

    "Axel boot cracked and was leaking grease. problem repaired under warranty."

    Anonymous, NC (2017 Chevrolet Corvette LT 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

    Alignment

    "I read we're the wheels on the Z06 were made too thin and there is a class action suit Because it's causing wheels to be out of round hence wheel alignment and balance problems"

    Anonymous, NJ (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)
    Shocks or struts

    "Magnetic adjustable rear shock developed a fluid leak, replaced under warranty"

    Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 6.2-L V8)
    Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

    "Factory recall, not noticeable in driving"

    James M., IL (2017 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
    Wheel balance

    "I read the wheels are too thin and poor quality and I had to replay passenger side wheels twice and had to have alignment every oil change"

    Anonymous, NJ (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

    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 goes blank

    "Screen blanks out randomly. Radio starts to scan stations without touching anything. Phone could not be paired because of glitch in electronics"

    G T., MI (2017 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
    External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

    "Using 3 gigabyte usb which was 2.9 % full of music, radio unit would not always recognize the media request (usb) and would display "media not available). Dealer contacted GM and had a "download/upload" performed per a GM bulletin. No success. Self diagnosed and solved problem by transferring 2.9 usb music to a 15 gigabyte usb. Evidently the car system did not have enough capacity (room) to operate all electronic functions and now could use the unused room on the new usb to help. All works gre"

    Anonymous, NC (2017 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
    Radio

    "A drivers door speaker had a faulty connector, took the dealership 3 tries to fix."

    Anonymous, MA (2017 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)
    Software update fixes

    "power steering goes out randomly. An engine restart usually fixes the issue."

    Anonymous, TX (2017 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

    Accessory belts or pulleys

    "Belt tensioner replaced under warranty"

    Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 6.2-L V8)
    Engine computer

    "During moderate acceleration, the engine will rev t over 5,00 rpm's like it is in neutral"

    Anonymous, CO (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 6.2-L V8)
    Oil leaks

    "oil leak at rear axle. going in Friday for analysis of problem"

    Anonymous, NC (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 6.2-L V8)

    "Starting smelling burning oil odor in cab of vehicle. Dealer found bulletin that indicated the rear seal grease was the problem. Dealer replaced rear seal. Was without vehicle for 4 days. No loaner offered."

    Anonymous, WA (2017 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

    Gear selector or linkage

    "the shifter sticks when downshifting into 2nd. when this happens the gears will grind. this is a known problem and I will have it fixed under warranty"

    Anonymous, CA (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Unsure 6.2-L V8)
    Rough shifting

    "Dealer switched to updated transmission fluid and problem was resolved."

    Anonymous, IN (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 6.2-L V8)
    Transmission computer

    "transmission is automatic 8 speed with paddle shift as a selectable option. Highway speed (70) in auto with cruise engaged vehicle surges noticeably. looked at dash cluster to determine problem. Car equipped with a 4 cylinder fuel saving mode vice full time 8 cylinder. Car searched for 4 cylinder mode then 8 cylinder. RPM change plus/minus 200 RPM constantly when moving from 4 to 8 cylinder. Temporary work around select paddle shift and shift to 8th gear. Stays in 8 cylinder mode - no surging. Suspect software problem.Called GM hotline - no help. Recommended I take to local dealer. Not the help I was expecting."

    Christopher R., MS (2017 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

    "the corvette is a 7 speed manual transmission. A black box that control's the manual shifting failed. The electronic black box was replaced & solved all the problems."

    Anonymous, RI (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

    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

    "Just over 800 miles, the transmission did not shift while passing a truck on a mountain road which resulted in the engine overreving, subsequently destroying the engine"

    Anonymous, CO (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 6.2-L V8)

    "August 2019 engine froze up. This is a dry sump engine. Metal parts in oil. Determined that is was oil pump failure. Engine was replaced and it was determined that the torque tube and drive shaft were bad also. They were replaced. Body and paint damage while in shop so it was sent to body shop for repair. Received auto back and put 600 miles on engine when noise appeared to be coming from bell housing. Auto to dealer for oil change and noise. Determination: A new engine and torque tube and drive shaft need to be installed. The bearing in drive shaft was applying pressure to flex plate which transferred to crankshaft causing failure of crankshaft and bearing."

    Anonymous, WA (2017 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

    "Had a rattle and unstable steering wheel. Took months at dealership to fix. Also had a serious recall"

    Anonymous, FL (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Unsure 6.2-L V8)

    "There is a rattling sound coming from the right side in the hatch area"

    Carlisle A., GA (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 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

    Spark plugs or wires failure

    "Check engine light at only 2k miles. Dealer found bad plug. Had to return in 2 days for check engine light again. Dealer said they didn't reset computer. Has been ok since."

    Stephen A., NC (2017 Chevrolet Corvette LT 6.2-L V8)

    "Spaatk plug #7 failed spontaneously. Can was undriveable."

    Anonymous, IL (2017 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

    Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

    "Paint chipping where body panels meet"

    Anonymous, FL (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

    "minor upper drivers side rear break cooling duct"

    Richard T., NC (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 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.

    What Owners Say

    Fuel gauge/sender

    "Crack in fuel sender caused gasoline leak. Repaired under warranty, but took about a week. Vehicle was released to me after initial repair, but fuel leak actually worsened requiring rework and several more days in the shop."

    Anonymous, AL (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 6.2-L V8 supercharged)

    Brakes

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

    What Owners Say

    Squeaking

    "Breaks emit a squeaking sound most of the time when you are in stop and go traffic"

    Carlisle A., GA (2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 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.

    Exhaust

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

    Engine Cooling

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

    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.

    Climate System

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

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