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2018 Chevrolet Corvette

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$60,490 - $94,735
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If you’re looking for bang for your buck, it’s hard to beat the V8-powered Chevy Corvette, which represents an incredible performance value. The new Corvette offers the style, performance and refinement of a world-class sports car, but it costs much less than its competitors from Germany, Japan and Italy.


Although the Chevy Corvette offers class-leading cargo space, it seats only two. If you need a back seat, check out the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the ageless Porsche 911 and the Nissan GT-R. The Porsche and the Nissan also offer all-wheel drive, which is not available on the Corvette.

What's New For 2018

For 2018 the Corvette gets significant improvements, including larger standard wheels and tires, standard HD Radio and five new wheel designs; Magnetic Ride Control is now a stand-alone option. There are also new colors and interior refinements, and carbon-ceramic brakes are now a stand-alone option on the Grand Sport.

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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Expert Review

Available as a coupe or convertible, the new 2018 Chevrolet Corvette packs big V8 power, rear-wheel drive and unexpected refinement as it competes on the world’s stage against Porsches, BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes. With supercar styling and as much as 650 horsepower, the 2018 Chevy Corvette continues its reign as America’s most popular and most powerful front-engine, 2-seat sports car, titles it has held almost continuously since the 1950s. Now in its seventh generation, the new Corvette is available in three models, the Stingray, which starts around $56,500, the sharper-handling Grand Sport and the current King of the Corvettes, the supercharged Z06. Each has been tuned on Germany’s famed Nurburgring, and represents an incredible performance value compared to its far more expensive European competition.

Driving the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette

Few sports cars are as fun to drive as a 2018 Chevrolet Corvette. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, as Corvette has been thrilling us since it became V8-powered way back in 1955. Sixty-three years later, Chevy’s legendary sports car is still packing a big V8, now displacing 6.2 liters, and its rock-and-roll soundtrack and tire-shredding thrust will put a smile on your face and endorphins in your bloodstream. The latest Corvette is absolutely the best yet, with steering, cornering, braking and accelerating that leave former iterations and many rivals in the dust. The Corvette’s comfort and practicality also set it apart. This is an everyday supercar. Although it seats only two, Chevy’s sports car is roomy inside and its seats are designed for your daily commute as much as the racetrack. The Corvette also rides well for a sports car with such extreme handling, and it offers class-leading cargo volume.

Favorite Features

When a standard Z06 isn’t enough, add the Z07 package. It includes adjustable aerodynamic bodywork for increased downforce, sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and lighter Brembo carbon-ceramic brake rotors. It’s available with the 8-speed automatic transmission, hits 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and runs a 10.9-second quarter-mile.

To mark the Corvette’s 65th birthday, Chevy has created the Carbon 65 Edition, available on the Grand Sport and Z06 for $15,000. Limited to just 650 units, it includes carbon-fiber spoilers and scoops, a carbon-fiber steering wheel, special Matrix Gray paint, graphics, black wheels and blue brake calipers.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Interior

Over the years, Corvette interiors had been compared to North Korean prisons, but that’s ancient history. The interior of the 2018 Chevy Corvette is well-built, well-appointed and it’s one of the most comfortable you’ll find in a sports car. Although it seats only two, Chevy’s sports car is roomy and its seats are properly shaped for daily use. Tech includes a standard 8-inch touch screen, onboard Wi-Fi and available navigation. Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system is easy to use and is Apple CarPlay compatible. The coupe offers a generous 15 cubic feet of storage space, while the convertible offers 10 cubic feet.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Exterior

The 7th-generation Corvette Stingray is strikingly fresh yet familiar: a long hood, low roof and glassed rear hatch, but all characteristics have been blessed and enhanced with modern flair. The headlights have been elongated, and deep creases run up the hood and sides all the way to the muscular rear haunches. Center-mounted quad exhaust outlets let the world know you mean business. Z06 and the new Grand Sport models are slightly longer and have a wider track and body than the standard Stingray. Convertible models offer a power-operated fabric roof that can be activated at speeds up to 30 mph.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Standard Features

The 2018 Corvette is available in three main versions -- Stingray, Grand Sport and Z06 as coupes or convertibles, in 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trims. Spend the least on a Corvette coupe and you'll still get a mean machine. There is, of course, that fire-breathing 6.2-liter V8 matched to a 7-speed manual transmission, plus 19-inch wheels in front/20 rear, dual-zone climate control, power seats and power-adjustable steering wheel. Also included are a rearview camera, 9-speaker Bose audio system with Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, a 4G LTE system with built-in Wi-Fi and two years/24,000 miles of complimentary maintenance.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Options

We recommend the Z51 Performance Package for the Corvette Stingray, which upgrades the brakes, suspension, oiling system, tires and cooling system, while adding an electronic limited-slip differential and performance-exhaust system. Magnetic Ride Control lets the Corvette go from the freeway to the racetrack. If you take your Corvette to the track, check out the navigation system with data recorder, which has a windshield-mounted camera to record your laps in high-def video for later playback. Interior upgrades include suede trim, heated/ventilated seats, and upgraded audio system. The Z07 package for the GS and Z06 includes carbon-ceramic brakes and magnetic suspension.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Engine

Two engine options are available for the 2018 Chevy Corvette. Standard in the Stingray is a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine, with 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. An optional active-exhaust system, which is standard on the Grand Sport model, bumps that power up to 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Corvette Z06 uses a supercharged version of that big V8, pumping out 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, the most of any production car ever made by General Motors. All Corvettes are rear-wheel drive and come with a 7-speed manual gearbox with a rev-matching feature that blips the throttle to mimic heel-and-toe driving for smoother transitions between gears. An 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is optional.

6.2-liter V8
455 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
460 lb-ft of torque @ 4,600 rpm
460 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm (w/active exhaust)
465 lb-ft of torque @ 4,600 rpm (w/active exhaust)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/25 mpg (manual), 15/26 mpg (automatic)

6.2-liter supercharged V8 (Z06)
650 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
650 lb-ft of torque @ 3,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/22 mpg (manual), 13/23 mpg (automatic)

How Much Does the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Cost?

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $56,500 for a coupe and around $61,500 for a convertible. Grand Sport coupe and convertible models start about $10,000 higher. The current top dog is the Corvette Z06, at about $81,500 for a coupe and about $85,500 for a convertible. Options can add thousands, and a loaded Z06 can easily top $100,000. Still, the Corvette competes with -- and undercuts -- such rivals as the Porsche 911, Audi R8, Nissan GT-R, Mercedes-AMG GT and Jaguar F-Type. The Corvette can match or better the performance of those more expensive cars emphasizing the extreme value of America's premium sports car. Fair Purchase Price will tell you what others in your area are paying for their Corvette. Yet another benefit: The Corvette is expected to have great resale value.

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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Consumer Reviews


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2014 Chevrolet Corvette

"Best Vette I've owned"

Makes me smile every time I hit the start button!
Limited cargo space.
The C7 Corvette is by far the best of the 6 Corvettes I've owned over the years. It is fast, comfortable, handles fantastic, and all with 28 MPG highway. I've owned a C4 Vette, 2 C5's and 2 C6's....all great cars in there own right, but the C7 is the realization of what a Corvette could and should be. The interior is much improved over the past generations, and the overall performance of the C7 is hard to beat by cars costing twice the price. This is the car I'm sorry I waited so long to purchase! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a high performance two seater!Read less
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Joey Stingray
2015 Chevrolet Corvette

"Best yet"

This my 6th Corvette by far the best one yet. Styling performance and reliability it's tops. Comfort and creachers are unbelievable. I've had this car several years now and I keep finding new items. Just so much fun.
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2019 Chevrolet Corvette


Solid, comfortable and faster than the word of god
Not a fan of the “no drive under 40 degrees” tires
This is my 4th corvette. I liked the others, loved the 04 but this car is on a completely different level. The power and handling I expected (incredible by the way). But I wasn’t expecting the lack of squeaks and rattles. It feels as solid as my German daily driver. I’ve been on a ten hour drive and it was very comfortable.
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette

"C7 Convertible is my favorite Corvette yet!"

Excellent performance, great to drive!
Nothing as of yet!
Purchased a super low miles (3850) 2014 Z51 7M Vette last month...this is my 6th Vette, and the improvement over my 2011 GS is amazing...the overall quality of the C7 is excellent...rattle free, squeak free, top down or up a very solid performer...and high 20's MPG on the highway...I don't know of another car out there that offers anywhere close to the bang for the buck. After owning and enjoying a C4, two C5's and two C6's, there is not one thing I would change on the C7...convertible or coupe. I had resisted driving the C7 until recently....but once driven, hooked!Read less
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2016 Chevrolet Corvette

"Even the old timers say best looking corvette."

Great looking, balanced performance machine!
Squeeze in, climb out. But you'll get used to it.
Overlooked in other reviews are the hydraulic clutch and rev. matching for the manual trans. Great features both as your left leg doesn’t strain to overcome the high spring force used on prior years clutch pressure plate. And the rev. matching allows for those smooth shifts that feel like automatic shifting. Great job, Chevrolet. Plus the heads-up display, dual 8" LCD displays, plenty of luggage storage in the hatchback for cross-country trips, and the V-4 cylinder deactivation in ECO drive mode. And somebody at KBB got the 2016 review wrong as the changes are not merely cosmetic. I've got the new for 2016 2-tone light gray leather interior with the new dual-spoke, contoured, stock metallic painted silver wheels plus a new RW&B full length racing stripe and the flat bottom steering wheel. I'd say this is a bit more than simple cosmetic changes for 2016 as in new paint colors. This vehicle (Stingray coupe) really shines on the interstate and lonely 2-lane country roads. Downshift 2-3 gears, pop the clutch and the high speed acceleration you'll get and you'll quickly be passing cars like they were standing still, as the Hot Rod Lincoln song goes. It's a real pleasure to drive this car as it's engineered and built to be driven. Not to mention the super handling performance and the stock sticky tires.Read less
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - MyLink
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - OnStar
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - OnStar
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Internet Access
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port
  • Voice Recognition System


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • # of Speakers - 9 speaker
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • HD Radio


  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 16 mpg
  • EPA Class - Two Seaters
  • EPA Hwy - 25 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 19 mpg


  • Horsepower - 455 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.62 inches
  • Torque - 460 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4600 rpm


  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P245/35ZR19
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Aluminum
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P285/30RZ20
  • Front Spoiler
  • Rear Spoiler


  • Alarm System


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - 100000 miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 6 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 60000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Miles - 24000 miles
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 2 years


  • Axle Ratio - 3.42
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - RWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission Type - Manual
  • Cylinders - 8 cylinders
  • Displacement - 6.2 liter
  • Bore - 4.06 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 11.5
  • Fuel Induction - Direct Injection
  • Valve Train - Overhead Valve
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • # of Speeds - 7 speed
  • CID - 376 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Rev-Matching Transmission

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3362 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 18.5 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 37.9 inches
  • Height - 48.9 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 43.0 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 2
  • Overall Length - 176.9 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 55.2 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 2 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - Not Recommended
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 10.0 cubic feet
  • Wheel Base - 106.7 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 81.4 inches
  • Width without mirrors - 73.9 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 53.7 inches
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Safety

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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Safety Technology
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear View Camera


2018 Chevrolet Corvette Rankings

455 HP
MPG Combined
18 MPG
Consumer Ratings
5.0 Rating
2018 Chevrolet Corvette
455 HP
248 HP

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