27 reviews
2009 Chevrolet Corvette
2009 Chevrolet Corvette
Available Price Range $13,434-$53,058 Trims9 Combined MPG 17-21 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette

Our Take

The Corvette is Chevrolet's flagship sports car, and it's offered as a hardtop or a convertible. In addition to the base model, which makes more than 400 horsepower, Chevrolet also sells two high-performance variants of the sports car: the 505-hp Z06 and the new-for-2009 ZR1, which is p... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 430-hp, 6.2-liter V-8
  • Coupe and convertible body styles
  • Manual or automatic
  • Variable-ratio steering
  • Z06 coupe with 505 hp
  • ZR1 model with 638 hp
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Centuries from now when archeologists unearth the remains of this civilization, we hope among the countless Prius statues they will find at least one 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.The ZR1 will serve to signify a time when a limited number of folks dared be politically incorrect by driving a V-8 coupe with the power of a rocket.The ZR1 Corvette, lovingly dubbed King of the Hill in 1990 when it bow... Read full review for the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette

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Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 27 reviews

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Best car I've owned in over 25 years

by Phantom from Virginia on October 24, 2010

I've had my '09 Vette for over 2 1/2 years. I've only taken in to the dealer for 2 items in that time. Those were picky items too. This is far better than the trips and severity of warranty issues I h... Read Full Review

9 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

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Asking Price Range
$48,565 - $103,970
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Safety

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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