To the owners of the current Corvette seventh generation, it’s no surprise that the Chevy sports car has just been selected as one of the 10 most satisfying vehicles by Consumer Reports.
CR surveyed owners of more than 500,000 vehicles, asking subscribers the ultimate question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? Owners also rated their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems.
Here’s what Consumer Reports had to say about the Corvette, which ranked third overall in the survey behind only the Tesla Model S and Porsche 911 but ahead of the Lincoln Continental, Ford F-350, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Toyota Prius, Tesla Model X, Honda Odyssey, and Dodge Challenger:
The sharp-edged Corvette has abundant power from its 455-hp, 6.2-liter V8 and an interior worthy of the price. A seven-speed manual is standard, with an eight-speed automatic optional. Drivers with a thirst for more power can opt for the 650-hp Z06. The car’s all-aluminum construction optimizes weight savings and strength. Whether in coupe or convertible form, acceleration is blisteringly quick and handling is pinpoint. With the adjustable driving modes the car can be a fairly refined cruiser or track-ready race car. The seats deliver support and comfort. But you can’t ignore the low-slung cabin, which requires almost acrobatic skills to access; the vague manual shifter; and the omnipresent tire noise. The 460-hp Grand Sport version adds a number of the Z06’s aerodynamic components.
CR says its ratings can help consumers find the perfect vehicle, with the model’s reliability and the satisfaction of its owners playing key roles.
“Being armed with this broad collection of data, backed up with a personal test-drive, should help shoppers identify the model that meets all their needs and makes them happy,” CR says.
No doubt, anyone who has driven a C7 Corvette is very happy.
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