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2016 Chevrolet Corvette

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2016 Stingray 2dr Coupe
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Price:   -  From $55,400
2016 Stingray 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $59,400
2016 Stingray Z51 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $60,400
2016 Stingray Z51 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $64,400
2016 Z06 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $79,400
2016 Z06 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $83,400


Redesigned for 2014, Chevrolet’s sports car adopted the Stingray nameplate. Ever since the mid-fifties, Corvettes have been legendary for masterful performance, while drawing admiring glances if not outright leers from envious observers. It’s simply America’s sports car: a muscular, barely-tamed gazelle of the road that can be driven either assertively or modestly, delivering delight either way.

What's New for 2016

Three new design packages have been added: Twilight Blue, Spice Red, and Jet Black Suede. Standard wheels get a fresh design. The Carbon Flash option deletes the chrome bar on the grille. A Carbon Fiber Hood option features a visible weave section. A flat-bottom steering wheel is installed, and two-tone GT seats are available. So is a front curb view parking camera. Enhanced Chevrolet MyLink features Apple CarPlay capability.

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Choosing Your Chevrolet Corvette

In the rear-drive coupe or soft-top convertible, a 6.2-liter V8 whips up 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. An optional performance exhaust raises each figure by five. Either a seven-speed manual transmission with active rev matching or an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters may be installed. Acceleration to 60 mph can be accomplished in as little as 3.7 seconds with the Z51 Performance Package.

Fuel economy is estimated at 17 mpg city/29 mpg highway (21 combined) with manual shift or 16/29 mpg (21 combined) with automatic. With the supercharged engine, estimates sink to 15/22 mpg (18 combined) with manual, or a decidedly non-frugal 13 mpg city/23 mpg highway (16 combined) with automatic.

Three trim levels are offered in both coupe and convertible form:

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The "basic" Corvette comes with heated outside mirrors, run-flat 18-inch front and 19-inch rear tires, a color eight-inch touchscreen radio with Chevrolet MyLink, Bose nine-speaker audio, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power seats, keyless access with pushbutton start, a rearview camera, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power tilt/telescopic steering column, and OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with wi-fi hotspot. A removable carbon fiber roof panel is standard on coupes, while a transparent panel is available. Standard GT seats have perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces, while available Competition Sport seats get sueded microfiber inserts.

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The second-tier Corvette adds such extras as a driver’s auto-dimming outside mirror, Bose 10-speaker premium audio with bass box, driver’s memory, cargo net, and heated/ventilated seats. A head-up display includes a g-meter in track mode.

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In addition to a navigation system, the 3LT gets perforated Napa leather seating surfaces, but a sueded microfiber-wrapped upper interior trim package is available. The three new Design Packages are available only with 3LT trim.

Other options for 2LT and 3LT include a visible carbon-fiber roof panel and front parking camera. A performance data recorder is also offered.

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Officially a performance package, offered in accord with any of the above three trim levels, the Z51 edition upgrades to 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels. Special equipment includes heftier brakes, a revised suspension, limited-slip rear differential, and integral coolers for the transmission and differential. Also included are brake-cooling ducts, a unique rear spoiler, and additional air deflectors that enhance track capability. Adaptive suspension dampers are available separately.

CarsDirect Tip

When stepping up to 2LT or 3LT, all of the additional features relate to comfort and convenience, not to performance. So, unless you crave the undiluted performance components of a Z51, the basic 1LT delivers the same thrills as either upgrade trim level. Picking a convertible over a coupe adds about $5,000 to MSRP. Note that for shoppers with deep pockets and track ambitions, Chevrolet also produces a 650-horsepower Corvette Z06.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 6.2L V-8 / 455 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
Available: 6.2L V-8 / 460 HP / 465 ft.lbs.
Standard: 7-spd man w/OD
Available: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 29 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 6.2L V-8 / 455 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
Available: 6.2L V-8 / 460 HP / 465 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 29 / 22 Mpg
Brembo 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Independent Short And Long Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
18.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
176.9 "
Exterior Width
73.9 "
Exterior Height
48.8 "
Front Headroom
37.9 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
43.0 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
55.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,298 Lbs.
Wheel Base
107 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging / Clearcoat Monotone With Stripe / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip / Wing
Dual Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Leather / Simulated Suede/leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Chevrolet Mylink Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Chevrolet Mylink Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
9 Bose / 10 Bose W/bass Box
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Pass-key Ii
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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