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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: October 31, 2019


The Stingray was all over the Hollywood feeds when it made its debut as Jackie Chan’s ride in “Rush Hour”. But that was the third-gen Corvette and the car has aged well. Today, the C7 Corvette has become the epitome of flamboyance with crazy styling and enough power to walk the talk. There is no concrete flaw in the Corvette which delivers a perfect bang for your buck. Good Job Chevy!

 

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Pros

A powerful V8 engine

Shape handling instincts

A great value for the asked price

Impressive cargo volume for a sports car

Cons

Interior quality is not at its finest

Sub par fuel economy

What's New?

No significant change for 2020


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$55900

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

376 cu.in.

horsepower

455 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

460 lbs.-ft @ 4600 rpm

transmission

7-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63/61.7

dimensions

wheelbase

106.7 in.

length

176.9 in.

width

73.9 in.

height

48.8 in.

curb weight

3298 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

37.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

15 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/25 mpg

highway range

462.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Admiral Blue Metallic color  2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Arctic White color  2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Black color  2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Blade Silver Metallic color
Admiral Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.2

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.2

Exterior

8.1

Safety

7.0

Competition

9.0

Final Verdict

8.4

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT

LT

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

$55,900 - $70,645


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $65,645 MSRP (16/19/25) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2
2LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $60,355 MSRP (16/19/25) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2
Z51 2LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $65,355 MSRP (16/19/25) 460 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2
1LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $55,900 MSRP (16/19/25) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2
Stingray Z51 1LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $60,900 MSRP (16/19/25) 460 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2
Z51 3LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $70,645 MSRP (16/19/25) 460 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2

Expert Review

7.9

Overall Rating


The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray operates in a market where people like to rev, speed-up, and take corners like a boss, but they don’t want to spend a fortune on their passionate hobby. The Stingray starts at $56,995 and features a 6.2L V8 engine mated to a 7-speed manual transmission with rev-matching. The engine can amass a maximum of 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. You can equip your Corvette with the Z51 package which enhances its skill as a race car.

The Corvette Stingray is able to take on sports cars like the Porsche 911, Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63, and Lexus LC 500, all of whom cost more than the Chevy. Its superior power figures and sharp handling give the Corvette an edge in terms of performance. Not to mention the killer looks that make it look as mean as it goes. Although the Germans may dominate in terms of quality and interior features, the performance value is what makes the Chevrolet Corvette Stringray an ace.


8.2/10
Features

 

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.2/10
Interior

 

8.1/10
Exterior

 

7.0/10
Safety

 

9.0/10
Competition

 

8.4/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Features

8.2/10

Being the entry-level Corvette, Chevy starts the Stingray's bid at $56,995 with the 1LT trim. There are two other models the 2LT and 3LT which further add more performance cosmetics and better safety suite. Chevrolet carefully fitted a monochromic V8 engine with a seven-speed manual transmission. An 8-speed automatic transmission is optional.

The 1LT trim is well equipped with a rich feature list, while the 2LT and 3LT further improving the conditions inside the Corvette, however, there is no mechanical change as you climb up the trim ladder. To add more flair to the Corvette you can add the Z51 package which amplifies the sporty vibe with more features. You get a sport-tuned suspension, electronically limited-slip differential, dual-performance exhaust, dry-sump oiling and more. Also, you can add the L51 package with all three trim levels.

Trim

1LT

2LT

3LT

MSRP

$56,995

$60,355

$65,645

Key

Features

18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels with summer tires

Front-view parking cameras

Premium leather upholstery with extended surface coverage

 

Brembo brakes

Upgraded interior trim

Simulated-suede upper interior trim

 

Power-adjustable front seats and a power-adjustable steering wheel

10-speaker Bose Premium Surround Sound System

Navigation system

 

Leather upholstery

Theft-deterrent system

Corvette Performance Data Recorder
 

4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot

Heated and ventilated seats with additional power adjustments

 
 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Driver-seat memory settings

 
 

LED running lights

Cargo shade (coupe only)

 
 

Xenon headlights

Heads-up display

 
   

Auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirrors

 

We Recommend

Your Stingray might be a hell of a ride but it is incomplete with the 2LT package. Not just you will have adaptive suspension and a series of performance improvements but it will also spice it up with features like a heads-up display, ventilated seats, and leather upholstery.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine and Performance

9.0/10

"The Corvette is an almost telepathic performer. The engine and brakes are both very strong and easy to modulate, and the manual transmission operates smoothly. Steering feel is lacking at the limit, but those limits are far beyond what most roads allow"- Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

Lets level with America on this one, we all want big engines. We like the V6s but love the V8s, keeping that in mind our American homeboy, Chevy continuous the tradition by bringing the same 6.2L V8 engine back for 2020. The engine is mated to a 7-speed stick shift transmission. Though an optional 8-speed automatic is still there on the Stinger. The powerplant can muster 455 horsepower and 460-pound-feet of torque.

Models

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

MSRP

$56,590

$55,895

$41,390

$56,900

Engine

6.2L V8

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo

6.4L V8

2.0L Boxer-4

Transmission

7 Speed manual

7 Speed Automatic

6 Speed manual

6 Speed manual

Horsepower

455 hp@ 6000 rpm

400 hp@ 6400 rpm

485 hp@ 6100 rpm

300 hp@ 6500 rpm

Torque(lb-ft)

460 @ 4600 rpm

350 @ 1600 rpm

475 @ 4100 rpm

280 @ 1950 rpm

You can equip the Stingray with a performance exhaust that magnifies all the pops and crackles and brings out the best of Corvette's 455 horses. The engine's power fires up the rear wheels of the Corvette. While the Stingray harbors a healthy V8 the prime center of attraction is the afresh ZL1 which hammers out a whopping 755 horses. You might be in the awe of the newly tuned ZL1 but the Stingray offers solid performance and flawless power delivery.

Acceleration

Nail down the accelerator and endure the gut punch that the Corvette stings to your body. You will be pinned back to your seat flabbergasted with the 455 horses worth of G Force. The response is best at the half and full throttle with power oozing out from every range of the rev. The Vette makes the 60 mph test a little under 4 seconds which is nothing less than impressive. You might be begging to get your hands on the ZL1's 755 horses but this one is enough to drop your jaw.

Models

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

0-60 MPH

3.7 sec

4.5 seconds

3.8 sec

4.9 sec

Quarter mile

11.2 seconds.

13.3seconds

11.7 sec

11.3 sec

Engine

6.2L V8

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo

6.4L V8

2.0L I-4

Emission

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

9.3

8.0

10.3

6.17

Ride and Handling

The Stingray's power won't sting its performance or handling prowess like in the ZL1. All 455 horses are usable and bring out the best of the Corvette. The razor-sharp steering is what makes it fun to drive. This fact becomes more eminent on high speeds and meddles with its predictability. The Stingray takes corners like a badass with negligible body roll. The Z51 adds Performance Traction Management and Magnetic Selective ride control keeping the Stingray planted overcome the lapse of road communication.

Braking

There are two things which hijack all the compliments directed towards the Corvette's driving prowess, one is its healthy engine and the other is its strong braking dynamics. And the best part is that it's not firm or oddly taxing to your foot which most of the sports cars are. Rear-wheel-drive and front engine balances out the ride making it more stable during hard braking. The front brakes are rated at 13.3 inches and the rear is rated at 12.6 inches. From the speed of 60 mph, the Vette takes 95 feet to come to a grinding halt.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Brake Front (in.)

13.3

14

14.2

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

12.6

13.8

13.8

11.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3298

3882

4234

2944

60-0 MPH (ft.)

95

N/A

108

146 (70-0)

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The naturally aspirated V8 on the Corvette may have an appetite for fuel. But surprisingly this muscle-based sports runs on a strict diet. In the city, you can expect a 16 mpg mileage while on the highway it pushed this number to 25 mpg. Combined you have a total mileage of 19 mpg which is fair for sports car standards.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

MPG (city)

16

20

14

21

MPG (highway)

25

27

23

28

MPG (combined)

19

22

17

24

Tank Capacity (gal)

18.5

20.0

18.5

14.2

While the Corvette's livable fuel economy may be intriguing, the competition yield better numbers. Infiniti 60 and Porsche 718 may be a better pick for your money as far as the economy is concerned. The Dodge Challenger continues the muscle car tradition with its bad ergonomic numbers

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Interior

7.2/10

"For a relatively small two-seater, the Corvette surprisingly doesn't feel cramped. The control layout is thoughtful, and the driving position is quite adjustable. Visibility and entry and exit are problematic, however."- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The Stingray's interior doesn't share the same extroverted nature as its exterior does. However, it has aged well and won't force claustrophobia down the boarder's hearts like it did before. Since Chevy list the Corvette under Performance cars, its interior is more driver-focused and doesn't promote any distractions. The low height will make getting in and out an odd endeavor. The low height is compensated with a high seating position, however, you can easily find the right position with adjustable steering and seats.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Passenger capacity

2

4

5

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.9/55.2/43.0

37.4/54.6/43.1

39.3/58.5/42.0

N/A

Passenger Volume(ft.3)

52.0

84.6

94.2

N/A

As you hit the road, you will have a good look at the street and of the highway. This promotes confidence and helps in spirited driving. The thin pillars overcome the bad cross-view problem which was evident in the Camaro. All the controls are in the vicinity to the driver and the quality is right for the price. You won't find any necessary plastics in the Corvette, though its competitors are all game when it comes to interiors. As for options, you have three seat color options, grey, black, and red.

Infotainment

The Corvette comes standard with an 8-inch infotainment screen. The Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system delivers fast response and has an easy to use interface. Chevy brought all their artillery and installed it in this sports machine. You get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard features. Also, the Stingray was backed with voice-activated technology to access the Radio and Phone.

Interior Features

  • Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Cupholders
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front And Rear View Camera
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Climate Control
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
  • Sun Sensor
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
  • Front Door Pockets
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Rear View Camera

Cargo volume

Performance cars are built to perform, so it's obvious they prioritize handling over utility, well the Stingray begs to differ. The flat cargo bay can swallow more suitcases for your weekend escapade than you expect. You get a total of 15 cubic feet worth of cargo volume. Inside the cabin, there are not many palaces to put your stuff but that's nitpicking, you can totally manage the cabin.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

15.0

8.7

16.2

15.0

The Infiniti Q60 features the lowest cargo volume of 8.7 cubic feet. The Challenger's boat-like design also offers an impressive 16.2 cubic feet which trump both the Mustang and Camaro. The Porsche 718 matches the Stingray on this one.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Exterior

8.1/10

"The Chevrolet Corvette delivers unmatched performance for the dollar and the features to go with it; the looks are arresting but perhaps too aggressive for some tastes"- The Car Connection

Design and Styling

This is the continuation for the seventh generation of Corvette and it's as loud as ever. The Corvette might get a hypercar reaction on the streets but the styling is too extroverted. Some people may not like the over the top design. The soft rear end on the C6 used to be tasteful with its round lights but now the rear end is more menacing and full of character. The fine lines on the hood enhance the drag coefficient and the functional hood air extractor doesn't intrude the design flow. The beefed-up rear end has a muscle car vibe while the low height hood is a true sports car hallmark.

There is a cropping of customization options with 10 vivid paint options. You can further personalize it to a racings machine with a galore of Stripes and decal options. There are 9 alloy wheel options plus you can get the accessories from Z06 and ZL1. Chevy gives a multitude of options for rear spoilers. However, these options will add to your cost.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray w/1LT coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Curb weight (lbs.)

3298

3882

4234

2944

Length(in)

176.9

184.4

197.9

172.4

Width(in)

73.9

72.8

75.7

78.5

Height(in)

48.8

54.5

57.5

51.0

Ground clearance (in)

5.6

4.9

5.2

4.5

Wheelbase (in)

106.7

112.2

116.2

97.4

Track width (in) F/R

63/61.7

61.2/61.8

63.4/63.8

59.6/60.3

The Stingray will sure turn heads but if you get deep into the portions it's smaller than the Grand Sport and Z06. But there is no visual impact of that. The Stingray is 176.9 inches long right from its elongated headlights to the muscle hunch rear. Width is rated at 73.9 inches from ear to ear. As for the height, its low roof says it all, though for the sake of stats the Stingray is 48.8 inches tall lower than all its competitors. The short wheelbase of 106 inches makes handling fun and easy. The central qual exhaust makes your presence felt and puts a full stop at this work of art.

Exterior Features

  • Transparent Removable Roof Panel
  • Yellow Fender Hash Marks
  • Jake Logo Center Caps
  • Underhood Liner w/Grand Sport Logo
  • Jake Carbon Flash Metallic Two-Tone Hood Stinger Stripes
  • Carbon Flash Rear License Plate Holder
  • Carbon Flash-Painted Outside Mirrors
  • Indoor Vehicle Dust Cover w/Grand Sport Logo
  • Torch Red Fender Hash Marks
  • Gray Fender Hash Marks
  • Cyber Gray Full-Length Dual Racing Stripe Package
  • Premium Grand Sports Indoor Dust Cover

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Safety

7.0/10

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe offers speed, control, and practicality, though the lack of third party crash testing puts the safety angle in a haze. Still, Chevy infused a lot of safety features which takes care of the Stingray

Safety Features

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Front And Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
  • 2 Front Headrests
  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps
  • Auto Delay Off Headlamps
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • Xenon High-Intensity Discharge Headlamp

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Competition

9.0/10

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 Vs Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

While the Stingray propels on performance the Q60 is more on the luxury forefront. Its V6 engine is powerful and drills out a respectable 400 horses, though it's not enough to beat the Corvette. The Q60 Coupe is based on its sedan version so there is not much difference. The Corvette, on the other hand, is also based on a muscle car but it's a completely different creature. In terms of acceleration and handling the Q60 can hardly beat the Corvette, while the Infiniti can save a few bucks with its better fuel economy. Chevy's practicality is surprisingly better than the Q60 which is a big thing since it's a Luxury Coupe. The fact that both cars are offered at the same price makes the Corvette a better choice.

Dodge Challenger R/T ScatPack Vs Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Dodge Challenger is a true-blue American muscle with a big engine and overwhelming power. The Stingray might not win the horsepower war but it sure is more nimble to drive and handle those horses. When it boils down to the battle, the Corvette matches the Challenger in terms of speed. The Corvette unveils surprises on every level and this time it's with its better fuel economy. In terms of practicality, both cars feature a similar cargo bay. Both cars are winners in their own area, your choice will depend on whether you want a gas-guzzling muscle or a practical sports car.

Porsche 718 Cayman Vs Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

This entry-level Porsche is remarkably one of the most fun to drive sports cars at this price. Porsche has a knack for handling which is clearly visible on the 718. The Corvette is also built to cut corners but you cannot beat the curator of the handling premise. Still, its low power is killing its game against the Corvette. It's the least powerful car in the lot, though the low weight makes speeding up easy, it's not enough to beat the Corvette. Efficiency is where the 718 starts to shine and practicality makes it even more sensible choice. Comparing both, the Corvette is a better choice for your money but you cannot ignore the laser-sharp handling that the 718 posses.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Final Verdict

8.4/10

Equate the Corvette's looks and performance in monetary terms and you will overquote the Chevy's price tag. Corvette brings the American sports car game into the German league. This is the C7 generation that has knocked the previously successful designs out of the park. Though the styling can be outrageous and overdone for some people. Practicality is generally collateral damage in a sports car but the Corvette managed to keep its boot space alive, which is a good thing. Going with the Corvette is not a bad idea as it is probably the best sports car under 70 grand mark.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

How fast is the Corvette Stingray?

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray can reach 60 mph from a standstill within 3.7 seconds. That time shrinks down to less than 3 seconds with the Z51 performance package. The Corvette Stingray has a top speed of 195 mph.

Is the C7 Corvette Stingray a supercar?

No. While on paper many may consider the Corvette Stingray to be a supercar, it is in fact a quintessential American sports car.

Are Corvettes reliable cars?

Yes. With very few electronic gizmos hindering a massive V8 engine, Corvettes are not prone to a lot of breakdowns. However, if there is a major failure, the repairs would cost more than a regular BMW or Merc.

Where is the Corvette Stingray manufactured?

Ever since 2013, every variant of Chevrolet's C7 Corvette has been assembled at GM's Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Which year did the first Corvette Stingray belong to?

The first Sting Ray designation was given to the base C2 Corvettes in 1963. It was so because it was the first time the Corvette embedded a distinctive tapered rear-deck design towards the back of the car, a feature that carried forth till the latest generation of Corvettes.