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2020 Chevrolet Corvette

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2020 Stingray w/1LT 2dr Coupe
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Price:   -  From $58,900
2020 Stingray w/2LT 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $58,900
2020 Stingray w/3LT 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $58,900
2020 Stingray w/1LT 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $66,400
2020 Stingray w/2LT 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $66,400
2020 Stingray w/3LT 2dr Convertible Price:   -  From $66,400
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3.5 (Good)

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What's New

What's new with the 2020 Corvette? Oh, nothing much, just that it's been wholly re-imagined and launches the model's eight generation. The biggest change is that the engine, a new 6.2-liter V8, now lives behind the driver, making it the first mid-engine configuration in the model's history.

The mid-engine layout bestows the Corvette with heroic levels of performance – and keep in mind that we're only talking about the $60,000 base model. Supercars everywhere should be concerned.

The all-new styling emphasizes the exotic engine configuration, with the hood drastically down in length and the body wearing wide, swooping bodywork. Interiors are likewise all new and will finally silence any and all "plastic fantastic" quips. Heaps of technology promise to make this Corvette just as comfortable and usable as the generations that have come before.

Choosing Your Chevrolet Corvette

The Chevy Corvette is presently only available in Stingray coupe form in three trims: 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT. Prices begin at $59,995 including destination for the 1LT and climb to $71,945 for the 3LT.

A Corvette Stingray convertible will arrive late in the model year and be priced $7,500 higher than a comparably-equipped hardtop.

Those hoping for something akin to the outgoing model's Z06 or ZR1 will have to be patient. The last few generations of Corvette have been introduced with just the base powertrain, only trickling out the higher performance models after the volume engine had one or two model years under its belt. Expect the new eighth-generation car to follow suit.

Engine Choices

All three Corvette trims are powered by the all-new 6.2-liter V8 engine, which replaces the prior car's engine of the same displacement. The new motor still refutes any sort of forced induction and remains naturally-aspirated – the only such V8 in its class, according to Chevrolet.

Horsepower count stands at 490 and there's 465 pound-feet of torque; both stats rise by five when the performance exhaust is equipped. Fuel economy has yet to be announced by the EPA.

An eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is the only option; manufacturing costs and engineering constraints made the traditional manual a no-go.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette still has a two-seat configuration. In a nod to the diverse buyer pool, three seat types are now available: the comfort-oriented GT1, the sporty GT2, and the track-special Competition seats. Each style is more aggressively bolstered than the last.

With the switch to mid-engine, there's now a front trunk where the engine used to reside, while a small rear trunk continues to allow traditional storage in the rear. Total cargo space across both is 12.6 cubic feet, which is enough room to swallow two sets of golf clubs.

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Safety Features

The base Corvette only gets rear parking sensors as standard, while the 2LT and 3LT add a surround-view camera system, a rear camera mirror, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Other than that, there's nothing to write home about with regards to active safety features.

Things like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and so on aren't even available.


Every Chevy Corvette has an 8-inch color touchscreen housed within the driver-canted center stack featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, Bluetooth, and wi-fi hot spot capability. 2LT and 3LT models come standard with navigation, a head-up display, and wireless charging.

Perhaps the crown jewel of the Corvette's technology toolbox is the Performance Data Recorder. Known as PDR, the system functions as both a dashboard camera and a measurement tool.

Take a spin around a track with the PDR queued up, and the car can play back video footage of the lap taken afterward. A dizzying amount of performance data is also compiled by the PDR. Viewers can choose how much, if any, of this data is overlaid atop the video playback.

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1LT - From $59,995

The 1LT trim comes well equipped despite its title as the base Corvette. Standard features include leather upholstery, the GT1 bucket seats, eight-way power seats, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, remote start, a power rear hatch, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Five selectable drive modes, four-piston brakes, LED headlights, and 19-inch tires wrapped in all-season tires are also found on the equipment list.

The Z51 Performance Package ($5,000) is a must for anyone looking to really put the latest Corvette through its paces. It includes a performance suspension, performance exhaust (good for five additional hp and lb-ft of torque), a limited-slip differential, front and rear splitters, enhanced cooling, and summer tires.

GM's excellent Magnetic Ride adaptive dampers are a $1,895 option, but the upgrade first requires purchasing the Z51 Package. Navigation is a $1,795 standalone option, as are the Competition seats for $1,995.

2LT - From $67,295

The Corvette 2LT adds heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, wireless charging, and memory functionality for the steering wheel, outside mirrors, and both seats.

There's also a 14-speaker Bose audio system, navigation, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Performance Data Recorder (PDR) is standard here as well.

One novel standalone option is a $1,495 front-lift system that can raise the front of the car 2 inches at low speed in anticipation of steep driveways, speed bumps, or similar low-clearance hazards. The system can even store and recall up to 1,000 distinct locations using GPS data.

3LT - From $71,945

The top of the pecking order is the 3LT. The big difference over the 2LT is its standard GT2 seats, Napa leather seats, and an interior swathed in leather and suede. There are more customization options for the 3LT than either of the lower trims.

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CarsDirect Tip

As well equipped as the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT is, the 2LT is the our choice due to its plentiful array of luxuries, safety and technology features, and the indispensable PDR. To anyone looking to track their new toy, be sure to get the Z51 Performance Package, as it comes with all the proper hardware to fully exploit the Corvette's abilities.

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Expert Review

  • Mid-engine layout
  • Fast as all get-out
  • Improved outward visibility
  • Range-topping performance
  • Less cargo space
  • Pricing climbs sharply with packages
Expert Rating
3.5 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Corvette styling, mid-engine design. We worried that the all-new mid-engine layout in the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette would result in a radical design. Well, the design is radical, but Chevy pulled things off with an ideal blend of contemporary and forward-thinking design cues.

Yes, the hood is shorter, but the cabin is longer and pulled forward, making room for the engine compartment ahead of the stretched rear deck. Corvette’s familiar face, popularized over the past two generations is quite evident, although the larger front air intakes and gigantic air ducts ahead of the rear wheels are among the significant changes of note. Overall, the look is stunning and aesthetically pleasing.

The C8 Corvette retains the hatchback design, which also means you can view the engine through the rear. The hatch itself acts more like a hood, as it’s vented to keep the engine cool. You can still store things in the rear and now have a small storage compartment upfront.

Get your speed freak on. One of the most stunning attributes of the Chevy Corvette is its speed. We only have information about the base Stingray model, which comes with an updated version of the long-popular 6.2-liter V8 engine.

This naturally-aspirated engine generates 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque and works with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which signals an end to a manual gearbox for this super Chevy.

What’s startling about this model is that it’s 0-60 mph time is under three seconds, which rivals the best time of any Corvette to date. Credit the engine’s layout, the lightweight design, and engineering tweaks to ensure that this eighth-generation Corvette gets off to a fast start. We can’t wait to see what GM does with subsequent models.

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Z51 Performance Package returns. What’s a Corvette without an available Z51 package? This one includes a performance-tuned suspension, larger brakes with the Z51 logo covering the calipers, improved cooling, a unique axle ratio, and a performance exhaust system.

Buyers of the Z51 Performance Package may also opt for the Magnetic Selective Ride Control dampers. This system allows owners to adjust their car’s ride from track mode to smooth cruising. In effect, it supplies a less firm driving experience while on the open road.

Improved interior. Corvettes have long trailed the competition in all things interior quality. Even with the great strides made with the C7 Corvette, there were enough plastics and cheap materials present to place a damper on the vehicle.

For 2020, Corvette’s designers went to work to improve the vehicle’s cabin, beginning with better sight lines. A squared-off steering wheel is unique, its small diameter ideal for scanning the fully customizable digital instrument panel and cabin controls.

Three seat designs are available and come wrapped in leather. Standard, sportier, and track-focused seats are the choices, with special stitching and bolstering accompanying each one.

Suede is prevalent, from the headliner to the door panels, delivering a more sophisticated look. Aluminum trim and carbon-fiber inserts are also apparent. The overall design is a great leap forward for the Corvette.

Take note of the price. GM promised that the all-new Corvette would start for less than $60,000, and the automaker delivered. Indeed, the base price comes in at $59,995 including destination. What’s amazing about the price is that it's tens of thousands of dollars less than comparable models.

It's doubtful that any Corvette in dealership hands will come in at the base price, however, as most buyers will opt for special features, including upgraded wheels, unique paint, and other options.

We’ve seen pricing sheets for well-equipped models coming in around $80,000, but that’s still $20,000 under the cost of the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4, which is perhaps its strongest competitor.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Chevy Corvette represents a paradigm shift for this super model. Years of buzz gave way to the big reveal and now the new model is upon us. We can only hope that its execution and release parallel our expectations.

A convertible version is also available and comes with the Corvette’s first-ever retractable hardtop. The two-section design opens and closes at speeds up to 30 mph and accomplishes that task in just 16 seconds.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 6.2L V-8 / 490 HP / 465 ft.lbs.
Available: 6.2L V-8 / 495 HP / 470 ft.lbs.
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
15 / 27 / 20 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 6.2L V-8 / 490 HP / 465 ft.lbs.
Available: 6.2L V-8 / 495 HP / 470 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
15 / 27 / 20 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
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
182.3 "
Exterior Width
76.1 "
Exterior Height
48.6 "
Front Headroom
37.9 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
42.8 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
54.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,535 Lbs.
Wheel Base
107 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Stripe / Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Black / Carbon Fibre
Rear Spoiler
Dual Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Leather / Cloth/leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
10 Bose Premium
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
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
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
12 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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