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2013 Chevrolet Corvette

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Chevrolet Corvette highlights

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Pros

  • Tons of power and performance for a lower cost than its rivals
  • Dynamic handling and strong braking
  • Solid cargo capacity for a sports car

Cons

  • Not as refined as its competitors
  • Interior is outdated, even by the standards of the day

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 26 highway, 19 combined

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2013 Chevrolet Corvette sends the C6 generation into the sunset

The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette offers a strong value proposition. You get a boisterous 6.2-liter V8 that produces 430 horsepower at a price that rivals like the Porsche 911 and BMW M4 can't match. What's the catch? You give up some refinement by opting for the C6 Corvette compared to newer models. The 2013 Corvette is a little dated compared to other 2013 models, but it comes with a bevy of trims and sub trims; all of which offer a V8 and gobs of horsepower. The interior may not offer the same attention to detail as its European counterparts, the Corvette certainly keeps up pace as a performance vehicle. If you're willing to accept the basic looking interior, you'll get on-track performance that matches much more expensive vehicles for a great price.

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New for 2013

  • The Corvette is available in a new trim called the 427.
  • Corvette trims have been upgraded with Overhead Airbags and 8508 as standard equipment this year.

Explore Chevrolet Corvette details

Grand Sport 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 6002
  • 8508
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Leather Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Automatic Transmission
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

6.2L

Horsepower

430

Torque (ft-lbs)

424

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

18

Wheelbase

105.7"

Overall length

175.6"

Width

75.9"

Height

48.7"

Leg room

F 43.1"

Head room

F 37.7"

Front tires

P275/35ZR18

Rear tires

P325/30ZR19

Seating capacity

2

Transmission

Manual 6

5 reasons to buy the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette

What We Like

Performance: You get a ton of power from the base Stingray all the way up to the ZR1 trim. The Z06 and ZR1 come only with a six-speed manual transmission and produce an eye-watering 505 and 638-hp, respectively. If the six-speed automatic is more your speed, you still have access to plenty of power.

Driving: You will be more than capable of impressing your friends with quick time slips at drag strips in any Corvette you step into. The ZR1 approaches an astonishing 130 mph at the quarter mile. That performance doesn't make the car a chore to drive around town; it's plenty comfortable as a daily driver.

Value: This is the secret to the Corvette's success: It offers so much power and fun for so much less than its competitors, especially in its base trim. This can become a dicey proposition when you scale up the trim levels, but it's hard to beat the performance-per-dollar of the Corvette.

What Needs Improvement

Interior Quality: The interior of the Corvette feels dated, even by 2013 standards, and this is especially true on more expensive trims. While Chevy's sports car can go toe to toe with Porsche and BMW on the track, it falls on its face once you peek into competitors' cockpits.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

4
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Corvette an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Corvette 29th out of 30 among Midsize Cars.

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