Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2016 Chevrolet Corvette OVERVIEW
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.
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:
Other options for 2LT and 3LT include a visible carbon-fiber roof panel and front parking camera. A performance data recorder is also offered.
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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