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Three years into the rejuvenated Stingray run, the Corvette continues to earn praise from unbiased sources.
Kelley Blue Book has just named the 2016 Stingray the Best Buy in the Performance Car category for the second consecutive year.
In the process, the Corvette knocked stiff competition like the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Ford Shelby GT350 – though to a Stingray enthusiast, there is no real competition.
Says Kelley Blue Book of the latest Corvette:
“While the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is not cheap — base price on our convertible test model starts at $64,400 — it remains an attainable dream that can go toe-to-toe with the Porsche 911, a car costing many thousands more. With its smart styling, strong resale and all-around abilities, the Corvette Stingray remains one of the best performance cars on the road today.”
KBB praised the Stingray for its 455 horsepower V8 engine, “capable yet compliant” suspension and choice of an 8-speed automatic or 7-speed manual transmission, saying that combination helps the Stingray hold its own against much more expensive sports cars.
The “well-appointed cabin” and “spacious cargo area” also earned kudos from KBB, which said the Stingray “offers a lot of car for the money.”
In conclusion, KBB says:
“The Corvette may be a stupendously enjoyable car to drive, but its unique blend of practicality, performance, and value elevate it to the level of Kelley Blue Book Best Buy.”
KBB honors outstanding values in 12 categories, then adds an overall champ.
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