2007 Chevrolet Corvette

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$44,250

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2007 Chevrolet Corvette

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Performance
  • RWD handling
  • Heritage
  • Instrument layout and legibility
  • Appearance

The bad:

  • Wet-pavement traction and control
  • Idling noise and vibration on some cars
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Visibility in convertible

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2007 Chevrolet Corvette trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 400-hp, 6.0-liter V-8
  • Coupe and convertible body styles
  • Manual or new paddle-shift automatic
  • Z06 coupe with 505-hp V-8
  • Available Z51 Performance Package

2007 Chevrolet Corvette review: Our expert's take

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When the most notable improvement for the 2007 Chevrolet Corvette over the 2006 model is a larger glove box, either Chevy has run out of ideas or there isn’t much to fix.

There isn’t much to fix. This Corvette, known as the C6 — Corvette, 6th generation — came to market as undeniably the most refined, least-troublesome new model in Corvette history. The new 6.0-liter V-8 with 400 horsepower feels even stronger than that, and the new six-speed automatic transmission is a perfect match to the engine.

The Corvette’s cockpit does not require gymnastics to access the way older models did. Once you’re inside, the leather-clad bucket seats are superb. It surprises first-time passengers just how comfortable a Corvette is on the highway; it’s arguably one of the best cross-country vehicles of any size or configuration.

I prefer the Corvette coupe with the removable roof panel over the convertible only because of the difference in price — the regular Corvette starts at $44,170, and the convertible at $52,510 — but this is, I have to admit, an awfully good convertible. Twist a latch above the rear-view mirror and press a button, and the top stores itself beneath a panel just behind the driver and passenger. It cuts the 11 cubic feet of trunk space pretty much in half when the top is down, but there’s still room for some soft luggage back there. With the top up, the trunk is big enough for two rollaway bags.

At speed with the top down, there’s surprisingly little wind buffeting. Top up, it’s quieter inside than you’d suspect, with most of the noise you hear coming from the huge, rigid run-flat tires, P245/40ZR-18 up front, P285/35ZR-19 in the rear.

The six-speed automatic transmission is a $1,250 option over the six-speed manual, and as much as I like manual transmissions in sports cars, I’ve always preferred an automatic in Corvettes. There are little paddles on the steering wheel that allow you to shift manually, but the transmission seems to know what it’s doing.

Besides the automatic, the test Corvette was loaded with options, many of which I could do without, including a $5,540 package that added memory steering-wheel and seat settings, a head-up display (the speed is projected on the inside of the windshield so the driver doesn’t have to look down at the speedometer), and a few other relatively inconsequential features. At $1,750, the navigation system is a pretty good buy. At any rate, options and shipping raised the $52,510 base price to $63,320, which — given the car’s capability — is still a bargain. But if I were paying for it, I’d be just as happy with the base convertible, even happier with a base coupe.

Such is the general goodness of the 2007 Corvette — any model, any color, any time.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

Great, once you read the owners manual.

I bought this car, a black C6 Corvette coupe with the removable hard top, primarily for its exterior styling and looks. It caused me some problems in the beginning, I got it in 2010 with 17,000 miles on the odometer and now, 10 years later it sits at 29,000. When you purchase a Vette its alot like getting married. Its for better or worse. It has a mind of its own pretty much. It locked me in it 2 times and I had to call AAA to help me get out. I had a key made to get in the back hatch and learned there was a cable in the cargo compartment you can pull and it will open the drivers door. But its very scary. Sometimes it won't let me in, even with a new fob battery. I still don't know why. It locked itself in park one time and I had to get a mechanic out to tear the console apart and fix it. Then the push button start pushed all the way into the dash and I had to have it repaired. Remember this. If you aren't prepared to put quite a bit of money out to fix these unexpected problems, don't buy one. Several times I came very close to selling it but like a wife, you're willing to go the extra mile to make the relationship work. And when I drive it with the top out on a gorgeous summer day,bit makes it all worthwhile. I also get noticed ALOT. Hope this helps you decide. All in all. I'd recommend it but only if you have alot of money and patience.

5.0

Most reliable car I ever own

This car met all my needs never need to fixed anything I just love it I think Corvette is a free maintenance car just oil change and that's it

4.7

Most powerful car that I've owned.

This car was amazing, very powerful and looks nice, I didn't faced any issues with it. It has a very nice interior. It's an attractive car.

See all 109 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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