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Often billed as America’s sports car, the Corvette has been in continuous production since 1953, when just 300 were built. Every one of those were white and powered by a six-cylinder engine. Since 1955, all Corvettes have had V-8 power. Throughout the model’s history, all Corvettes have been two-seaters with a composite body and front-engine, rear-drive layout -- though that will change with the next generation, when a mid-engine Corvette arrives. While not necessarily the fastest or best-handling performance car on the market, the iconic Corvette has always enjoyed a loyal fan base and remains something of a bargain compared to more exotic alternatives. 

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2014–2019 Corvette

Redesigned in 2014
2014–2019 Corvette Generation, 2019 Chevrolet Corvette model shown Showing the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Find out if this car is the best match for you

Powered by a 455-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine, the current Corvette is both the most technologically advanced and most capable version to date. The C7 uses an aluminum frame and carbon fiber to help reduce weight, and cornering grip exceeds 1g right out of the box. Designers also made improvements in interior quality and materials. This generation marked the return of the Stingray suffix. Coupe and convertible body styles continue, along with Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1 versions with even more performance.

  • MSRP Range $55,495–$122,900
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 19 reviews
  • Combined MPG 15-19
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2019
  • MyLink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay standard
  • Removable roof panel (coupe)
  • Performance data recorder available
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Aluminum frame, composite and carbon-fiber body panels
  • High-performance 650-hp Z06 version available
  • MSRP Range $55,495–$83,495
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 26 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2018
  • MyLink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay standard
  • Removable roof panel (coupe)
  • Performance data recorder available
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Aluminum frame, composite and carbon-fiber body panels
  • High-performance 650-hp Z06 version available
  • MSRP Range $36,593–$103,806
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 117 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-19
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Read About the 2017 Model 2017 Corvette Articles
  • Current List Price $32,521–$77,625
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 91 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-21
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2016
  • 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
  • Current List Price $31,670–$73,086
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 60 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-21
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2015
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard
  • New eight-speed automatic transmission available
  • New Performance Data Recorder available
  • Coupe or convertible
  • Aluminum frame, composite and carbon fiber body panels
  • High-performance 650-hp Z06 model available

2005–2013 Corvette

Redesigned in 2005
Showing the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Find out if this car is the best match for you

Lighter and leaner than the previous version, the sixth-generation C6 Corvette lost 5 inches in overall length but gained an incrementally longer wheelbase. Interior quality was hugely improved, and the Corvette went without hidden headlights for the first time since 1962. Coupe and convertible body styles were once again offered. Power came from a 400-hp, 6.0-liter V-8, which was replaced in 2008 with a new 6.2-liter V-8 good for 430 hp. Z06, ZR1 and Grand Sport models joined the lineup over the years, and there were seven versions by the 2013 model year. 

  • Current List Price $20,505–$64,985
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 31 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-19
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2013
  • New 427 Convertible, 60th Anniversary package
  • Standard 6.2-liter V-8
  • Three body styles
  • 505-hp Z06 coupe
  • 638-hp supercharged ZR1
  • Current List Price $22,217–$53,389
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 37 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-21
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2012
  • Standard 6.2-liter V-8
  • New Centennial Edition, updated interior
  • Three body styles
  • Manual or automatic
  • 505-hp Z06 coupe
  • 638-hp ZR1 version
  • Current List Price $21,408–$53,596
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 47 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-21
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2011
  • 430-hp, 6.2-liter V-8
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Coupe and convertible body styles
  • Manual or automatic
  • 505-hp Z06 coupe
  • 638-hp ZR1 model
  • Current List Price $16,966–$56,758
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 32 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-21
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2010
  • New Grand Sport model for 2010
  • Coupe with removable roof panel, hardtop or soft-top convertible
  • 638-hp ZR1
  • Available Magnetic Ride Control
  • Launch Control feature for manual-transmission cars
  • Current List Price $7,241–$61,025
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 47 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-21
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2009
  • 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
  • Current List Price $14,566–$42,538
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 92 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-21
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2008
  • 430-hp, 6.2-liter V-8
  • Coupe and convertible body styles
  • Manual or paddle-shift automatic
  • Z06 coupe with 505-hp V-8
  • Available Z51 Performance Package
  • Current List Price $12,951–$39,543
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 90 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-21
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2007
  • 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
  • Current List Price $12,269–$38,441
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 80 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-23
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2006
  • 400-hp, 6.0-liter V-8
  • Coupe and convertible body styles
  • Manual or new paddle-shift automatic
  • New Z06 coupe with 505-hp V-8
  • Available Z51 Performance Package
  • Current List Price $13,963–$28,367
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 66 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

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1997–2004 Corvette

Redesigned in 1997
Showing the 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Find out if this car is the best match for you

A major redesign brought reduced weight and improved handling, thanks in part to nearly 50-50 front-to-rear weight distribution, with the engine aft of the front suspension and a rear transaxle in place of a conventional transmission. Power for the C5 came from a 345-hp, 5.7-liter V-8. A convertible joined the coupe in 1998, followed by a hardtop in 1999. The first Z06 arrived in 2001 with 385 hp and a top speed of more than 170 mph. New tech features included an optional head-up display in 1999 and keyless entry in 2000.

  • Current List Price $9,323–$30,571
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 72 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-23
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Notable Features in 2004
  • 350-hp V-8
  • Available 405-hp Z06 version
  • Special Commemorative Editions
  • Active handling system
  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control
  • Current List Price $11,329–$29,569
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 52 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-23
  • Body Styles:

    Coupe

Read About the 2003 Model 2003 Corvette Articles
  • Current List Price $8,994–$27,606
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 49 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-23
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Read About the 2002 Model 2002 Corvette Articles
  • Current List Price $9,441–$25,293
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 46 reviews
  • Combined MPG 22-23
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Read About the 2001 Model 2001 Corvette Articles
  • Current List Price $16–$33,388
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 44 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-22
  • Body Styles:

    Coupe

Read About the 2000 Model 2000 Corvette Articles
  • Current List Price $5,982–$24,978
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 35 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-23
  • Body Styles:

    Coupe

Read About the 1999 Model 1999 Corvette Articles
  • Current List Price $4,783–$25,835
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 34 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Read About the 1998 Model 1998 Corvette Articles
  • Current List Price $8,302–$17,714
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 10 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21
  • Body Styles:

    Coupe

Read About the 1997 Model 1997 Corvette Articles

1984–1996 Corvette

Redesigned in 1984
Showing the 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Find out if this car is the best match for you

With a relatively tame 205-hp, 5.7-liter V-8, the first C4 Corvette accelerated from zero to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds and had a 138-mph top speed. An aluminum suspension was new, along with digital instrumentation. The Stingray name was dropped, but a convertible rejoined the lineup in 1986 for the first time in 10 years. Power increased to 230 hp in 1985 and to 240 hp in 1987. The 1990 model year saw the arrival of the ZR1, which featured a 375-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 with 32 valves and four camshafts, jointly developed with Lotus. In 1992, a new 300-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 became the base engine.

Read About the 1996 Model 1996 Corvette Articles
  • Current List Price $894–$24,270
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 21 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-22
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

Read About the 1995 Model 1995 Corvette Articles
  • Current List Price $3,538–$18,566
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 22 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-21
  • Body Styles:

    Convertible, Coupe

  • Current List Price $2,238–$23,410
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 20 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-21
  • Body Styles:

    Coupe

  • Current List Price $3,067–$18,311
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 13 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-21
  • Body Styles:

    Coupe

Read About the 1992 Model 1992 Corvette Articles

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