2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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2018 MODEL
$55,495 - $70,240 See Inventory Prices

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The country of North America is known for several different things, but for its cars, it's not that profound yet. But then some manufacturers beg to differ. Chevrolet's Corvette stingray happens to bring America back into the sports car territory all over again.

Ranging from a price tag of $56,590 for the 1lt and so on up to 3lt which can set you back a cool $66,335 dollars. For that money, you get a roaring 6.2L V8 belting out no less than 455 horsepower. That's enough to propel this 3200-pound car from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds.


 

9.5/10
Engine

 

4.8/10
Fuel Economy

 

5.7/10
Interior

 

7.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) happens to sport some impressive stats on paper that can put the competition to shame. Needless to say, that the offerings from Chevrolet for the car are pretty outstanding.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Features

There are many things that are actually very impressed with the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe), some of which are given below.

Trims

1LT

2LT

3LT

MSRP

$56,590

$61,045

$66,335

Features

  • 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels with summer tires 
  • Brembo brakes
  • Xenon headlights
  • LED running lights
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel.
  • Front-view parking cameras
  • Auto-dimming driver side and rearview mirrors
  • Head-up display
  • Cargo shade (coupe only)
  • Upgraded interior trim
  • Heated and ventilated seats with additional power adjustments
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • 10-speaker sound system.
  • Premium leather upholstery with extended surface coverage
  • Simulated-suede upper interior trim and a navigation system that includes the Corvette's unique performance data recorder

Z51 Performance Package

Trims

1LT Z51

2LT Z51

3LT Z51

MSRP

$61,590

$66,045

$71,335

Features

  • Features of 1LT Plus:
  • Upgrades the Vette's performance potential with 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels 
  • Larger front brakes
  • Slotted brake rotors
  • Sportier suspension tuning
  • Revised transmission gear ratios for snappier responses (manual only)
  • Electronic limited-slip differential
  • Differential cooler
  • Dry-sump oiling for the V8 engine and a dual-mode performance exhaust.
  • Features of 2LT Plus Features of 1LT Z51
  • Features of 3LT Plus Features of 1LT Z51

With every variant that the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) comes with, you have special edition packages that give you an overall boost in performance and handling of the car.

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From our point of view, going for the standard car will give you enough juice in terms of horsepower and driving experience. Mainly because of the fact that the performance package just fine-tunes the overall experience and the stock version will definitely give you this and the difference is negligible.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine

9.5/10

"With the Grand Sport package, the Corvette is an almost telepathic performer. The engine and brakes are very strong and easy to modulate, and the manual transmission operates smoothly"- Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray offers a 6.2L (376 ci) V8 Di which is connected to a 7-speed manual transmission that churns out 455 bhp with 460 lb.-ft. of torque which is muscle car territory. The competition, on the other hand, begs to differ as they are neither that powerful nor that cheap at the same time.

Models

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

MSRP

$56,590

$55,300

$59,900

Engine

6.2L (376 ci) V8 DI

2.0L Turbocharged Boxer 4-Cylinder

2.0L i4 Turbocharged

Transmission

7-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

8-Speed Automatic

Power

455 hp

300 hp

296 hp

Torque

460 lb.-ft.

280 lb.-ft.

295 lb.-ft.

The Porsche 718 Cayman happens to be a bit cheaper than the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) but then delivers significantly low power and the Jaguar F-type Coupe simply is incomparable in terms of power output.

Acceleration

The overall acceleration of the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) is one of the quickest with a 0-60mph of in just under 3.8 sec and the quarter mile timing of 11.2 sec. It might not be the most efficient but that's not a priority when one shops for a sports car.

Models

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

0-60 MPH

3.8 sec

4.9 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter mile

11.2 sec

12.0 sec

14.1 sec

Engine

6.2L

2.0L

2.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.3

7.3

6.8

The Porsche 718 Cayman 718 Cayman and the Jaguar F-type Coupe on the other hand simply aren't anywhere close to the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) because the Porsche 718 Cayman 718 Cayman does 0-60 mph in about 4.9 sec and the Jaguar F-type Coupe in about 5.4 sec.

Handling and Steering

Like every Chevrolet car ever manufactured, the handling and driving experience has always been the best that you can find. With an integrated specialized suspension that gives the driver an overall improved stability at high speeds and offers great feedback at the limit of adhesion.

Braking

In terms of braking, the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) is bested by the Porsche 718 Cayman. That's mainly down to the 300-pound difference in curb weight both the cars. Still, the Stingray can come to a dead stop from 60 mph in 107 feet flat – mighty impressive.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

Brake Front(in)

12.6

13.0

14.0

Brake Rear(in)

13.3

11.8

12.8

Curb Weight(lbs.)

3298

2944

3360

60-0 MPH (ft.)

107.0

99.8

112.0

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Fuel Economy

4.8/10

"Rated at 16 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway when equipped, as our test car was, with a seven-speed manual transmission and 15 mpg city/26 mpg highway when fitted with the eight-speed automatic, the Corvette is far from the thriftiest in this class"- Car and Driver

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) impresses a lot. Except when it comes to fuel efficiency. With a massive 6.2L Naturally Aspirated engine, it's natural that the Stingray delivers 16 mpg in city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

MPG (City)

16

21

23

MPG (Highway)

25

28

30

MPG (Combined)

19

24

26

The Porsche 718 Cayman, on the other hand, has significantly higher mileage compared to the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) and the Jaguar F-type Coupe F-type Coupe with a combined mileage of about 24 mpg - 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Interior

5.7/10

The Corvette didn't become desirable because of its cabins, which have sometimes been distinctly joyless, plastic-y places over the years. That's no longer the case- Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort

The interior of the 2018 Stingray is not that impressive with plenty of plastic and simple design. However, we appreciate that Chevrolet has spent more money on performance and less on bling. Even though the car seems big, the interiors aren't that spacious.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

Passenger capacity

2

2

2

Passenger Volume (ft. cube)

52.0

84.0

N/A

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.9/55.2/43.0

38.3/51.5/41.6

36.8/56.5/42.8

Interior features

  • The 2018 Corvette Stingray sports some impressive interior options. Few of which are given below.
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats and a power-adjustable steering wheel
  • A cargo shade (coupe only)
  • Upgraded interior trim
  • Heated and ventilated seats with additional power adjustments
  • Driver-seat memory settings and a 10-speaker sound system.
  • Simulated-suede upper interior trim and a navigation system that includes the Corvette's unique performance data recorder.

Cargo

Despite being a sports car, the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) offers impressive cargo capacity. The 15 cubic feet trunk can easily swallow the luggage for two on a weekend getaway.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

Volume (ft. cube)

15.0

9.7

14.4

The competition has some impressive cargo stats as well. The Porsche 718 Cayman despite being really compact offer 9.7 cubic feet of space. The Jaguar F-type Coupe, on the other hand, offers a usable 14.4 cubic feet of space.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Exterior

7.6/10

"The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette's exterior is highly stylized, maybe too much, though the interior doesn't have quite as much character" - TheCarConnection

Dimensions and Weight

Excelling in almost all domains, the 2018 Corvette Stingray sports the classic long hood short tail proportion. While many think the round tail light was better, the new hexagonal tail light will impress most of us.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

Curb weight(lbs.)

3298

2944

3360

Length(in)

176.9

172.4

176

Width(in)

73.9

70.9

74.2

Height(in)

48.8

51.0

51.6

Ground clearance(in)

5.0

4.3

3.9

Wheelbase(in)

106.7

97.4

103.6

Track width(in) F/R

63.0/61.7

59.6/60.3

63.0/65.0

The competition has a whole new different answer as the Porsche 718 Cayman simple happens to be compact and more durable of a machine that makes it likable by all. The Jaguar F-type Coupe on the other hand sports gracious curves expected from a British sports car.

Exterior Features

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) sports some impressive exterior features. A couple of which are given below.

  • 18-inch front wheels with 19-inch rear wheels
  • Brembo brakes as standard
  • Xenon headlights
  • LED running lights
  • Front-view parking camera
  • Auto-dimming driver side

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Safety

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sports some impressive safety features. However, it belongs to a niche market and hence neither NHTSA nor the IISH has crash tested it. Some of the available safety features are:

  • Active handling stability control improves traction and enhances vehicle stability
  • Traction control, all-speed
  • Rear Vision Camera NEW wide view
  • Airbags, frontal and side-impact, driver and passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size, even with air bags. See the Owner's Manual for more safety information.)

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Competition

Porsche 718 Cayman vs Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The Porsche 718 Cayman is one of the best driving machine currently on sale. It has a free-revving engine, an exquisitely balanced chassis, and one of the most fun-to-use manual transmission.

However, while the Cayman offers phenomenal agility and driving experience, the Corvette is far more powerful with the same asking price. So if maximum horsepower per dollar spent is your criteria, go for the Corvette.

Jaguar F-type Coupe vs Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The Jaguar F-type Coupe brings back all the classic British sports car styling elements – a long hood short deck silhouette with gracious curves flowing everywhere. Over that, the F-type is truly a driving machine with a fine chassis and eager engine. However, the Stingray trumps in in terms of sheer power.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Final Verdict

The 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) is a brilliant car that offers everything that you ever want in a sports car. From looks to power and to comfort, it has it all. If a budget-oriented sports car is your thing, then it's a must-have car.

But at the price at which the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Coupe) happens to come in at, you can also consider some European sports car offering more finesse.

Pros

Features offered with the standard car.

Ride quality.

Performance.

Long-term durability.

Cons

Not so responsive gearbox.

Non-expensive looking interior.

Brand name might be a problem (for few)

What's New?

Larger standard wheels

Magnetic ride control is now a standalone option


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$55495

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

376 cu. in.

horsepower

455 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

460 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

transmission

7-speed manual

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.3 in. ventilated disc brakes/13.6 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

106.7 in.

length

176.9 in.

width

73.9 in.

height

48.8 in.

curb weight

3298 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

52 cu ft.

cargo volume

15 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.2 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

136 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/25 mpg

highway range

462.5 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Racing Yellow color  2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Blade Silver Metallic color  2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Black Rose Metallic color  2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Arctic White color  2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Admiral Blue Metallic color
Racing Yellow

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine

9.5

Fuel Economy

4.8

Interior

5.7

Exterior

7.6

6.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Stingray

Stingray

power
455 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$55,495 - $65,240


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Stingray w/1LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $55,495 MSRP (16/19/25) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA
Stingray w/2LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $59,950 MSRP (16/19/25) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA
Stingray w/3LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $65,240 MSRP (16/19/25) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA

 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Stingray Z51

Stingray Z51

power
460 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$60,495 - $70,240


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Stingray Z51 w/1LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $60,495 MSRP (16/19/25) 460 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA
Stingray Z51 w/2LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $64,950 MSRP (16/19/25) 460 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA
Stingray Z51 w/3LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $70,240 MSRP (16/19/25) 460 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA

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