2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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2017 MODEL
$55,450 - $70,195 See Inventory Prices

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For about six generations, the Chevrolet Corvette has represented America among mostly European performance cars and with the seventh generation coming of age, here is a refreshed C7 Chevy Corvette hoping to put the Porsches and Jaguars of the world to shame.

The motor is the same glorious 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 dubbed the LT1 which pumps out 455 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque in the Stingray trim. The Grand Sport package boosts the number of ponies to 460 hp but makes up your mind to spend a little more on the famed Z06 trim.


 

9.5/10
Engine

 

4.8/10
Fuel Economy

 

5.7/10
Interior

 

7.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Agreed that the C7 Corvette was a far better car than the Cayman and F-type back in 2014 but since then, those sneaky Europeans have tinkered with their cars to make more power and handle even better on corners. Still, think the ‘Vette can hold its own in the ring? Let's find it out.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Features

There are four tasty ways to spec your 'Vette; the Stingray, Grand Sport, z51 Packages and the Z06 with each trim having their own set of customizable features.

The Stingray is the base model of the Corvette C7 line-up that starts off at a reasonable $55,450 and goes all the way up to $65,195 depending on the number of the ‘LT’ spec you go for as seen below. The name pays homage to the 1960s C2 and C3 Stingrays which were legendary both on the road and the track.

Trims

1LT

2LT

3LT

MSRP

$55,450

$59,905

$65,195

Features

18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels with summer tire  Front-view parking cameras  LT models add premium leather upholstery with extended surface coverage

Brembo brakes

Auto-dimming driver side and rearview mirrors 

Simulated-suede upper interior trim and a navigation system that includes the Corvette's unique performance data recorder.
Xenon headlights  Heads-up display   
LED running lights  Cargo shade (coupe only)  
Keyless ignition and entry  Upgraded interior trim  
Dual-zone automatic climate control  Heated and ventilated seats with additional power adjustments  
Leather upholstery  Driver-seat memory settings  
Power-adjustable front seats  10-speaker sound system.  
Power-adjustable steering wheel    

What we recommend:

Let’s face it; the Corvette is an out and out sports-car. The preferred trim to buy really depends on what you want from it. If you feel that the Stingray is fast enough for you and you wouldn’t mind choosing comfort over hardcore performance, go for the Stingray 3LT.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine

9.5/10

“The latest Corvette hasn't met a slit, scoop, or duct it doesn't like. All the sharp lines, crisp angles, and vents give it that supercar air, but we'll confess to getting a little tired in the eyeballs after staring too long. At least it says what it does, in so many lines and surfaces: It’s wide, low, and looks fast even when standing still.”- thecarconnection     

Engine & Transmission

The biggest selling point of the Corvette has always been the stuff you’d find under the hood. The C7 doesn’t disappoint in this area either with its 6.2 liter V8 pumping out 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque in the Stingray attire.

As mentioned earlier, the Grand Sport makes 460 hp and the Z06 makes 650 hp so the performance really depends on the final trim you choose but even the base model Stingray is fast enough to make supercar owners break a sweat at a red light. A 7-Speed manual transmission is paired to the motor and the gearshifts feel as rapid as a Porsche 911.  

Models

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

MSRP

$55,450

$53,900

$61,400

Engine

6.2L (376 ci) V8 DI

2.0L Turbocharged Boxer 4-Cylinder

3.0L V-6 Cylinder

Transmission

7-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Power

455 hp

300 hp

340 hp

Torque

460 lb-ft

280 lb-ft

332 lb-ft

The all-American V8 in the ‘Vette is so good that it has been used in many boutique supercars like the Ultima GTR, Mosler MT900 and even in the recent Hennessey Venom GT. It makes more power than the Cayman and the F-Type coupe so everything is taken care of in the performance department.

Acceleration

The 0-60MPH run is completed in just 3.8 seconds and the quarter mile is devoured in 11.2 seconds. Although the Vette is quicker than the Porsche and the Jag on the drag-strip, the F-Type happens to be quicker to 60MPH by half a second.

Here is a detailed look at the acceleration figures of the Corvette Stingray against the competition -

Models

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

0-60 MPH

3.8 sec

4.9 sec

3.3 sec

Quarter mile

11.2 sec

12.0 sec

11.6 sec

Engine

6.2L

2.0L

3.0L

Emission

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

9.3

7.3

9.3

Handling and Steering

Right from the first generation, the Corvette’s trademark lairy handling has been much appreciated and hated at the same time by petrol heads everywhere. In the more recent years, the strong criticism of the Chevy being too playful on corners has made it look like an imprecise caveman tool compared to its technologically advanced rivals.

With this complaint in consideration, the folks at GM cooked up the C7 to be more precise and faster on corners than ever before. This certainly has paid off since most car enthusiasts claim the new Corvette is as focused as most 911s when it comes to handling.

Braking

All that power would only be a curse if it weren’t for the powerful brakes that bring the Corvette to a standstill from 60MPH in 107 ft. They are 12.6 inches in the front and 13.3 inches in the rear. The Corvette definitely has the best brakes in the business and this is further supported by its braking figures that happen to be much better than its rivals.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

Brake Front(in)

12.6

13.0

13.9

Brake Rear(in)

13.3

11.8

12.8

Curb Weight(lbs)

3298

2944

3455

60-0 MPH (ft.)

107.0

99.8

116.0

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Fuel Economy

4.8/10

Get ready with all your generic “yank tank” jokes because that might be the case in the fuel economy department for this ‘Vette. That big, brawny American v8 doesn’t guarantee as many miles to the gallon as a Porsche Cayman at 19 MPG but it is as fuel efficient as a Jaguar F-type coupe.

The figures may not be that impressive but it is miles better than most previous gen Corvettes. On city drives, you can expect around 16 MPG and close to 25 MPG on highways. Given below is a detailed look into the MPG figures of the C7 in comparison to its rivals:

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

MPG (City)

16

21

16

MPG (Highway)

25

28

24

MPG (Combined)

19

24

19

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Interior

5.7/10

“If there's any doubt whether or not the 2017 Corvette is a driver's car, look no further than the interior. All major controls and readouts surround the driver like in a fighter jet cockpit for a snug, almost custom-fitted feel. Materials used are far better than in previous Corvette generations, though still not as nice what you'll find in many comparably priced cars.”- edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The C6 generation Corvette was infamous for its lack of finesse and build quality in the interior. In fact, it has faced so many backlashes because of it that it is somewhat of a constant joke on Top Gear when Jeremy Clarkson finds every opportunity to talk about Corvettes only to ridicule its lack of interior build quality

You can bet your bottom dollar that this isn’t the case in the new C7 Stingray because once you get in, you are greeted with the best of what GM has to offer right from the perfectly stitched leather seats and steering to the impressive infotainment system. For a performance car if its caliber, this ‘Vette is surprisingly comfortable and even has 8-way adjusting seats to take proper care of the driver and the passenger.

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

37.0/56.5/43.0

Interior features

  • Heads-up display
  • Performance data recorder
  • Chevrolet My-link connectivity app
  • Competition seats (optional)
  • Flat bottom steering wheel (optional)
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Apple Car-play
  • Bose premium sound system
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio
  • 8 inch color touch screen
  • Stingray badging (optional)
  • Air filtration system
  • GT Bucket seats (optional)
  • 8-way adjusting seats
  • Heated seats
  • Electronic cruise control
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Leather interior package (optional)
  • Theft deterrent system

Infotainment System

All the major car audio/video controls are handled with ease by the ‘My-link app’ from Chevrolet which is also used in most of their cars like the Impala, Tahoe and the Camaro.

The infotainment screen is also paired up to a 9 or 10-speaker Bose sound system that does miracles to the sound quality. Furthermore, there’s Bluetooth connectivity, Apple Car-play, Satellite Navigation and even a heads up display to provide a great driving experience.

Cargo Volume

The last thing you’d possibly want to know about a Porsche-beating American sports car would be the space in the boot but GM surprised the competition here as well by offering a very generous amount of cargo in the back; 15.0 ft^3 of it to be more precise. This means that it has more space in the boot than the petite 718 Cayman.

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

Volume (ft cube)

15.0

9.7

NA

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Exterior

7.6/10

“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.”- Kelley Blue Book

Dimensions and Weight

The styling for the C7 Corvette comes from the 2009 Stingray concept car and there’s no doubt that it looks like a total snack. That low slung, long hooded and sleek design has made it a poster car for kids everywhere and it looks right at home when you park it next to something like a Porsche 911 or a Ferrari 458.

The new Stingray features aluminum body construction to make Chevy’s new baby as light as possible. Even that massive engine block is craved out of aluminum and you’ll appreciate that when you take a look at the table below to find that the ‘Vette only weighs a manageable 3298 lbs. That’s lighter than the Jag and only slightly heavier than the featherweight Cayman.

Here is the detailed list of the Corvette’s dimensions in comparison to its rivals:

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Porsche 718 Cayman

Jaguar F-type Coupe

Curb weight(lbs)

3298

2944

3455

Length(in)

176.9

172.4

176.0

Width(in)

73.9

78.5

75.7

Height(in)

48.8

51.0

51.6

Ground clearance(in)

5.0

4.3

4.2

Wheel base(in)

106.7

97.4

103.2

Track width(in) F/R

63.0/61.7

59.6/60.3

62.8/64.9

Exterior features

  • Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps
  • LED Turn signals
  • Four-element tail lamps
  • Aerodynamic rear spoiler
  • Triple exhaust system
  • Fully electronic roof for convertible
  • Performance exhaust (optional)
  • Transparent roof panel (optional)
  • Shark grey painted exterior vents
  • Lightweight aluminum frame
  • Brembo brakes
  • 18/19 inch alloys
  • Z06 rear wing (optional)
  • Grand Sport decal package (optional)

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Safety

Safety Features

Some standard features included in the Corvette are -

  • Active handling stability control improves traction and enhances vehicle stability

  • Traction control, all-speed

  • Rear Vision Camera NEW wide view

  • Air bags, 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.)

NHTSA and IIHS Ratings are not available.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Competition

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe vs Porsche 718 Cayman

You know what this is? A cut price 911 that some say is actually easier to live with than an actual 911. The 718 pays homage to Porsche’s 1957 Lemans racing car and the ideologies of the original car stay strong here as well using a lightweight chassis and mid-engined layout to create a car you can throw at high speeds into corners that would scare most hyper-cars.

 The 718’s 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder makes 300 hp and a net torque of 280 lb-ft. It functions with a brilliant 6-speed manual transmission and is the perfect combination of turbocharged motoring and highly satisfying manual shifting. Got your eyes on this rapid reptilian? Prices start off at $53,900 and optional extras will make you go bankrupt…ouch.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe vs 2017 Jaguar F-Type

The spiritual successor to the gorgeous E-Type and Jaguar’s answer to the Cayman, the F-type was released in 2014 and has managed to seduce sports-car enthusiasts with its fusion of smooth curves and classic lines blended in with great performance and handling. If that wasn’t enough to seal the deal, it is the most comfortable car here that also has the qualities of a luxury grand tourer.

Under the hood is a familiar 3.0 liter supercharged V6 also used in the XE, XF and more recently in the F-Pace SUV. Here, it makes a healthy 340 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, the Corvette and the F-type are reproductions of their glorious 60’s ancestors and are quite similar in the type of motoring they represent. But if you choose the Queen’s English over Texan cowboy slang, be prepared to pay a neat $61,300 for the base-model…

The older RX models were good sellers and had managed to bring in a lot of revenue for Lexus but for enthusiasts and SUV buyers, it was easily replaceable or was usually a stepping stone for more exciting things. This one, however, is a proper luxury SUV inside and out and the German alternatives are gonna have a hard time convincing to-be customers to move away from the Lexus.

The interior is gorgeous, the ride is blissful, the performance is sufficient and it looks like nothing else out on the road. Plus, it obviously has a better resale value than the X5 and the GLE. In conclusion, the RX450h is an all-rounder and a force to be reckoned with in this segment.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Final Verdict

The Corvette is a motoring phenomenon that changed the course of sports-cars in the 20th century. The C7 revives the care-free spirit of those classic Corvettes and staples it on to a highly advanced power train filled with sweet modern goodies. The new one just feels like a proper performance car that has grown beyond the wildest fears of Porsche and Ferrari executives.

To wrap it all up, the 2017 C7 Corvette is an essential American sports-car and there’s no reason in the world why you shouldn’t own one. It’s only a question of which trim you’d like to go for; is it the Stingray that smokes Caymans on twisty canyon roads or is it the Z06 that devours 488 GTBs and Huracans on the racetrack? It’s all up to you as long as you have some gas money stashed up somewhere.

Pros

Drool-worthy looks

Supercar performance

Sublime handling

Exhaust note

Affordable performance packages

Z06 perfect for the track

Cons

Build quality could be better

Very low seating position

Noisy interior

Power needs some getting used to

What's New?

New Grand Sport edition


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$55450

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

suspension front

independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

independent rear short and long arm suspension

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

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

7 years/100000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Sterling Blue Metallic color  2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Blade Silver Metallic color  2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Black Rose Metallic color  2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Arctic White color  2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Admiral Blue Metallic color
Sterling Blue Metallic

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


 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Stingray

Stingray

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

$55,450 - $65,195


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Stingray w/1LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $55,450 MSRP (16/19/25) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA
Stingray w/2LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $59,905 MSRP (16/19/25) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA
Stingray w/3LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $65,195 MSRP (16/19/25) 455 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA

 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Stingray Z51

Stingray Z51

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

$60,450 - $70,195


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Stingray Z51 w/1LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $60,450 MSRP (16/19/25) 460 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA
Stingray Z51 w/2LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7M) Starting at $64,905 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 $70,195 MSRP (16/19/25) 460 hp @ 6000 rpm, 6.2 L, V8, premium unleaded (recommended)
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7-speed manual rear wheel drive 2 NA

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