Key Specs

of the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette base trim shown

Our Take

From the Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Comfort of base suspension
  • Handling with Z51 Performance Package
  • Strong acceleration
  • Automatic transmission's overall refinement, quick shifts
  • Personalization options
  • Remote-opening convertible top

The Bad

  • Ride quality with Z51 Performance Package
  • Push-button door releases in cabin
  • Configurable gauges border on data overload
  • Some cheap-looking interior trim
  • Audio head-unit knob locations
  • Remote convertible top goes down but not up
2016 Chevrolet Corvette exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette

  • MyLink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay standard
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Performance Data Recorder available
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Aluminum frame, composite and carbon fiber body panels
  • High-performance 650-hp Z06 version available

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Road Test
Aaron Bragman

The change to an eight-speed automatic transmission makes the fast, comfortable, beautiful Chevrolet Corvette an even more approachable everyday sports car.

As long as there have been Chevrolet Corvettes there have been convertible versions, and the latest Stingray is no exception. There have been only a few changes to GM's flagship sports car, which has been on sale for two years now. There are some updates to the multimedia system, plus a new, optional eight-speed automatic transmission developed by GM itself. See how the 2016 model stacks up against the 2015 here.

That just means the Corvette convertible remains an amazing achievement for Chevrolet: a convertible that offers identical equipment and options as the sporty hardtop coupe. Performance Z51 suspension? You can have that. Sport seats? Performance Data Recorder camera? Fire-breathing Z06 high-performance model? It's all available on the droptop, with no weight or stiffness penalties. We took a spin in the 2016 model to see how the company's new eight-speed automatic fits with the sports car's amazing athleticism — or if it's worthy of being called a slushbox.

Exterior & Styling
The convertible shares the same styling as the coupe version of the Vette, with lots of exotic-car influence in its lines. Losing the low coupe's fastback top, though, makes the convertible seem less dramatic than the hardtop. But it's still seriously good-looking, and just as good with the ... Read more

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Latest Reviews


A perfect car for the right price

by RGooch from Gallatin, TN on March 10, 2018

Beautiful, fast and very desirable . This car looks like it just came off the showroom floor. I was actually with the buyer when he purchased the car. He is 79 and just does not drive it much. Read full review


My first Corvette

by Bcross from Austin TX on March 3, 2018

It puts a smile on my face when I look at it and I’m even happier when I drive it. It’s almost exactly what I was looking for except for the mileage it had when I purchased it. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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