Consumer Guide Automotive Names the 2021 Corvette a Best Buy


Consumer Guide Automotive Names the 2021 Corvette a Best Buy

The awards continue to roll in for the eighth-generation Corvette.

The latest honor just roared into town compliments of Consumer Guide Automotive, which selected the 2021 Corvette as a Best Buy in the Premium Sporty/Performance Cars category.

Competing against 19 other impressive cars in what the magazine considers “the wealthy enthusiast’s class,” though they did set the limit at $120,000, the Stingray joined the 2021 BMW Z4 and 2021 Toyota Supra as Best Buy selections.

No surprise since the new mid-engine Corvette offers a high level of performance for relatively little money, with a base price starting at just $58,900 for the base vehicle that scoots from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds and draws as much or more attention than a Ferrari.

Consumer Guide Automotive points out “this level of overall performance and ‘curb appeal’ usually costs thousands – if not tens of thousands – more.”

The organization continues:

“Chevrolet engineers took on a monumental task in reimagining the Corvette as a mid-engine vehicle while staying true to the styling and engineering character, relative practicality, and relatively affordable pricing that have long been Corvette trademarks. By our account, they’ve succeeded with flying colors. To get anything approaching the Corvette’s level of acceleration/handling performance and exotic-car feel, you’d have to spend tens of thousands more. And despite the Corvette’s super-car design, it’s reasonably practical and comfortable in everyday driving, boasting a wide range of available comfort and convenience features and enough luggage space for an extended weekend getaway for two.”

Those features expanded slightly in 2021, with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity now standard, Magnetic Selective Ride Control now available without the Z51 performance package, and new interior/exterior color and body-stripe options. Consumer Guide also noted that the Corvette’s fuel economy isn’t bad, with their test of a Z51 2LT coupe averaging 23.2 mpg in 75-percent highway driving.

About the worst things they could come up with to criticize the new Stingray was the “poor” rear visibility and “the low-key seats can make ingress and egress challenging.”

Consumer Guide via GM Authority

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  1. My local dealer has a 2020 Vette in the showroom. There is an added $45,000 on the price sticker above factory list. The sales woman said it was a price adjustment for supply and demand. Not sure of their supply but my demand went away with the price gouging. Guess I will just keep my Mercedes SLK.

  2. Guys, go to Midengine Corvette Forum. look up the forum dealers and contact them. Get on their list. All are selling at MSLP , with no games, or shady deals. No need to play games, as the forum dealers have the most allocation. If you dont know what Allocation is,, you really need to go to the forum. they sell a huge number of corvettes and know the business, easy to buy online, easy to pick, several delivery options, including right to your driveway. Dont play bad dealer games,

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