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2020 Chevrolet Corvette

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Chevrolet Corvette highlights

Customer reviews

5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Pros

  • This is a truly powerful sports car
  • The handling is on point and the driver feels in control
  • Relatively attainable price

Cons

  • It's a pain to get in and even harder to get out of one
  • Rear visibility is quite poor
  • The Corvette is missing some of the latest advanced driver aid features

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 27 highway, 19 combined

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette reinvents itself

For the 2020 model year, Chevrolet reinvented the Corvette by scrapping the previous front-engine layout for an all-new mid-engine layout. The result rewarded both Chevrolet and longtime fans of the beloved Corvette with a thrilling sports car that regularly outshines cars costing two or three times as much. The 'Vette features a 6.2-liter V8 and dual-clutch automatic transmission, a potent combination on track that is supplemented by impressively balanced handling and grip. This is a driver's car that is accessible to novices.

The Corvette lost a little of its famous day-to-day practicality in the transition to the new design, sacrificing total cargo area. Behind the engine there’s a big enough space to fit a few pieces of luggage, plus there’s a small frunk in the nose. The interior design is heavily driver-focused; that's phenomenal if you're driving the car, but your passenger may be less enthusiastic. Rear visibility is also poor, though Chevrolet has tried to mitigate this with driver aids like blind-spot monitoring and a rearview camera to limited effect.

All Chevrolet Corvette years

New for 2020

  • The Corvette is available in a variety of new trims, including the Stingray 1LT, Stingray 2LT, and Stingray 3LT.
  • The Grand Sport, Stingray, Stingray Z51, Z06, and ZR1 trims have been discontinued for 2020.
  • Corvette trims have been upgraded with Blind Spot Monitor, Heated Steering Wheel, Parking Sensors, Remote Start, 6001, and Hard Top as standard equipment this year.
  • Skylight(s) and Leatherette Seats features are now available as options on select trims.

Explore Chevrolet Corvette details

Stingray 2LT 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 6001
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Hard Top
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Run Flat Tires

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

6.2L

Horsepower

490

Torque (ft-lbs)

465

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

18.5

Wheelbase

107.2"

Overall length

182.3"

Width

76.1"

Height

48.6"

Leg room

F 42.8"

Head room

F 37.9"

Front tires

245/35ZR19

Rear tires

305/30ZR20

Seating capacity

2

Transmission

Automatic

5 reasons to buy the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

What We Like

Performance: The Corvette stands out, even in a class filled with stand-out performers. The Z51 rocketed from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds in Edmunds’ testing using launch control and cleared the quarter mile in 11.5 seconds, exceeding speeds of 120 mph. Beyond that, the power and handling is intuitive and easy to manage.

Comfort: The Magnetic Ride Control suspension system delivers a smooth, comfortable ride even on bumpy roads. That makes the Corvette a road-trip champion, just like its predecessors.

Price: We're not going to pretend the Corvette is an economy car, but it goes toe-to-toe with vehicles like the Porsche 911 and the BMW Z4 with a much lower price point.

What Needs Improvement

Driver aids: Unfortunately, while the Corvette is one of the most advanced cars Chevrolet has ever made, advanced driver assist systems like automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control aren’t available. It’s an oversight, especially considering they’re commonplace even on economy cars sold in 2020.

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The Jaguar F-Type is a gorgeous sports car with an equally beautiful interior and exhaust note. This is a sports car in the traditional sense, quick and precise over brute force horsepower. Since 2014, the F-Type brings the power with a range of engine options, including a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder, a supercharged 3.0L V6, and a supercharged 5.0L V8 making 575 hp. Power transfers to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission or the more proper six-speed manual transmission. Across all model years, there are hatchback or convertible body styles, and all-wheel drive is available mainly for performance, but it can pull you through bad weather too.

The 2017-2018 Jaguar F-Type SVR features:

  • 5.0L V8 engine with eight-speed automatic transmission

  • 14-way power front seats

  • 12-speaker Meridian audio system

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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2020 Chevrolet Corvette trims

  • 1LT: Includes 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, Bose® 10-speaker audio system, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus, HD rear camera, GT1 bucket seats, coupe or convertible body style, and available Z51 performance package.

  • 2LT: Unlocks tech upgrades like Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium, Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system, wireless phone charging, head-up display, performance data video recorder, heated and vented seats, and more.

  • 3LT: Packs in a luxurious interior with GT2 bucket seats featuring carbon-fiber trim, leather-wrapped interior seating and touch surfaces, and microfiber-wrapped interior trim on surfaces such as the headliner and A-pillars.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette FAQ

More about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Color options

2020 Chevrolet Corvette: Color Options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Accelerate Yellow

  • Arctic White

  • Black

  • Blade Silver

  • Ceramic Matrix Gray

  • Elkhart Lake Blue

  • Long Beach Red

  • Rapid Blue

  • Sebring Orange

  • Shadow Gray

  • Torch Red

  • Zeus Bronze

Interior colors:

  • Adrenaline Red

  • Jet Black

  • Natural

  • Morello Red Dipped

  • Sky Cool Gray

  • Tension/Twilight Blue Dipped

Interior details

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has a driver-focused design, which is instantly clear when you slide into the driver's seat. The bucket seats have massive lumbar support, but are still comfortable enough for road trips. A 12-inch reconfigurable display sits behind the meaty squared-off steering wheel, while the center infotainment angles toward the driver and the center stack of controls have been replaced by a large angular row of buttons that bisects the cabin.

There are three seat choices, six interior colors, and even several stitching colors that line the center console, dash, and headliner. Materials lean heavily toward the high-end, with Nappa leather, authentic carbon fiber, and real metal trims.

Child seat details

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette coupe and convertible models are not designed for most car seats. Since there are no rear seats, the 2020 Corvette front passenger seat should be treated like any other front seat—off-limits to children under a certain age. There are no LATCH points for the front seats, and booster car seats are for children who are too young to sit up front. Children age 13 and up are approved for the front seat, as they are the appropriate weight for the airbags and safety systems.

Performance

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has a 6.2L V8 engine making 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. This mid-mounted engine connects to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for lightning-fast shifts, and it sends power to the rear wheels. The Z51 performance package adds 5 hp and 5 lb-ft to any trim level. This combo is good for a zero to 60 mph sprint in just 2.8 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 11.2 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).

The top speed for a base Corvette is estimated at 194 mph when new. Equally impressive is the handling, hitting 1.04g on the skid pad—an unheard-of figure for a streetcar 20 years ago. If you want to drive a little more economically, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette with the V8 engine gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg combined.

Year comparison

2014-2019 Chevrolet Corvette (Seventh Generation)

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette launched the seventh generation with bold and sharpened styling and exciting performance trims. The 2014-2019 Corvette is the traditional design, with the 6.2L V8 engine up front, under the long and low hood. This engine makes 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, sending power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

2015 swapped the six-speed transmission for an eight-speed, and introduced the high-performance Z06 package with a supercharger, 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, numerous suspension improvements, huge wheels, and massive brakes. 2017 introduced the Grand Sport trim, which is essentially a Z06 body and suspension upgrades with the base drivetrain.

The last major update for the C7 was the 2019 ZR1. The same 6.2L V8 engine got a truckload of upgrades, including a bigger supercharger to wallop out 755 hp and 715 lb-ft. You'll know the ZR1 by its wild aerodynamic body modifications and massive intakes.

2020-Present Chevrolet Corvette (Eighth Generation)

The biggest change for the 2020 model year was the mid-engine configuration, with the engine placed behind the driver instead of in front. Changes were minor in 2021, mainly limited to color, gaining Red Mist and Silver Flare options on the outside and Sky Cool Gray and Strike Yellow options on the inside. 2022 changed colors again, adding Amplify Orange, Caffeine Metallic, and Hypersonic Gray, and an optional race-inspired appearance package.

The big news for 2023 is the return of the Z06 trim. This time the Z06 gets a specially hand-built engine featuring a 5.5L V8 that can rev to 8,500 rpm. The new engine does not need a supercharger to reach 670 hp and 460 lb-ft.





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