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2018 Chevrolet Corvette

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Chevrolet Corvette highlights

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Pros

  • Great performance for the price
  • Cargo space tops that of competitors
  • Ride is comfortable for a sports car

Cons

  • Competitors boast better interior quality
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Getting in and out is a pain

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 22 highway, 18 combined

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2018 Chevrolet Corvette is a performance icon

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette is a luxury sports car icon, featuring a standard 455 horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine. It’s also available in a supercharged Z06 trim, boasting 650 hp and lap times that will trouble European exotics with loftier price tags. For the 2018 model year, Chevrolet introduced a Carbon 65 Edition package with added carbon fiber trim elements and improved the performance data recorder that enabled individual readouts from each wheel.

Like many sports cars, the Corvette has only two seats, and its low-slung body is difficult to get in and out of. The payoff is its ability to surprise. Storage, particularly in the large trunk, is exceptional for the sports car category. The Corvette's track-ready nature does not come paired with harsh ride quality, like many of its competitors, making it well suited for daily driving.

The Corvette remains a strong performance value. It can go toe-to-toe with the category heavyweights, offering all the thrills and performance of a luxury sports car, but without the eye-watering price.

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What is new for the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette?

  • Corvette trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors as standard equipment this year.
  • The Z06 trim now comes with Targa as standard equipment.
  • The Stingray trim now comes with 20 Inch Plus Wheels as standard equipment.
  • The Stingray Z51 trim now comes with Targa as standard equipment.
  • The Grand Sport trim now comes with Targa as standard equipment.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette trims

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Stingray:

Grand Sport:

Z06:

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What We Like

Driving: The Corvette is a blast to drive, with the base 6.2-liter V8 engine offering more than enough power for both track days and cruising down the highway. Braking is strong and consistent, and the Corvette's rigidity makes handling a breeze.

Comfort: Magnetic Ride Control provides solid ride quality and the base seats are quite comfortable. This is still a sports car, with low ride height and tight interior to prove it, but it is a remarkably comfortable sports car.

Utility: The large trunk provides ample cargo space so long as your Corvette isn't a convertible. There's more room for your luggage and gear than most sports cars have, but it can be swallowed up if you have a drop-top.

What Needs Improvement

Driver aids: Front and rear cameras come standard on the Corvette, but there's no blind-spot monitoring nor does the sports car come equipped with many other driver aids that have long come standard in its competitors.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

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RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Corvette an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Corvette 26th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Chevrolet Corvette features and specs

Grand Sport 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 6002
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Leather Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

6.2L

Horsepower

460

Torque (ft-lbs)

465

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

18.5

Wheelbase

106.7"

Overall length

177.9"

Width

77.4"

Height

48.7"

Leg room

F 43"

Head room

F 37.9"

Front tires

P285/30ZR19

Rear tires

P335/25ZR20

Seating capacity

2

Transmission

Manual 7

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