2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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$59,995 - $71,945
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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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We have found the icing while the cake is still fresh” and that’s how we feel about the launch of new mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8. Breaking most of the stereotypes, the new Corvette is agile, funky, pushy and above all, affordable. Available in both Coupe and Convertible versions, the 2020 Corvette will only be available with an automatic transmission.

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Pros

Mighty aesthetics

Gorgeous road dynamics

Aptly priced

Cons

Exhaust notes lack adrenaline

Handling could be tacky at times

What's New?

Full overhaul with a new mid-engine placement

New 495 hp V8 engine


2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$59995

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

376 cu.in.

horsepower

490 hp @ 6450 rpm

torque

465 lbs.-ft. @ 5150 rpm

transmission

8-speed dual clutch includes manual and auto modes

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear short and long arm suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6/12.6

dimensions

wheelbase

107.2 in.

length

62.4 in.

width

76.1 in.

height

48.6 in.

curb weight

3535 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

52 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.6 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11.2 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

149 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/25/19 mpg

highway range

462.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. /100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Gray Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.5

Engine And Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.5

Safety

7.5

Final Verdict

8.6

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT

1LT

power
490 hp @ 6450 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$59,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $59,995 MSRP (16/19/25) 490 hp @ 6450 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed dual clutch includes manual and auto modes rear wheel drive 2

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2LT

2LT

power
490 hp @ 6450 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$67,295


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $67,295 MSRP (16/19/25) 490 hp @ 6450 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed dual clutch includes manual and auto modes rear wheel drive 2

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 3LT

3LT

power
490 hp @ 6450 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
19 combined

$71,945


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $71,945 MSRP (16/19/25) 490 hp @ 6450 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed dual clutch includes manual and auto modes rear wheel drive 2

Expert Review

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When you think of American cars, probably, 2 cars would come to your mind. Those are the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Corvette. Chevrolet created a lot of ripples with the 7th generation of the Corvette and people were looking up to what GM had in store, next. And boy, did GM managed to pull off a shocker when they announced that the next-gen Corvette, would be a mid-engined one.

The hype built up since GM made this announcement was just out of proportions and people went gaga with every spy shot that came out. Finally, Chevrolet has launched it and boy does it feel worthy of the hype. The 8th generation of the Corvette is the 1st ever Corvette to come with a mid-engine setup. The current Corvette doesn't feel like any other Corvette and has charisma, unlike any other Corvette. This new Corvette is entirely new, both internally and externally and no wonder, it is the North American Car of the Year.

What makes this package so special, is the amazing pricing. Priced $59,995 for the base 1LT trim, $67,295 for 2LT and $71,945 for 3 LT coupe models, the Corvette is here to merge dreams into reality for enthusiasts around the globe.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Front View
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Rear View

8.5/10
Features

 

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

8.5/10
Exterior

 

7.5/10
Safety

 
 

8.6/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Features

8.5/10

Top or no top, the new 2020 Corvette is one hell of an addition to the Stingray family. The much-anticipated mid-engine setup of the Corvette is on the verge of perfection with features and specs outshining the competitors in almost every aspect. These features include obviously a dual boot setup because the engine is now placed in the center, a carbon fiber steering wheel, supersport summer tires, and a heads up display.

Trims

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 2LT

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 3LT

MSRP (RWD)

$59,995

$67,295

$71,945

Key Features

7-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching

Adds/Upgrades to 1LT

Adds/Upgrades to 2LT

  Performance exhaust with 4 inch polished stainless steel tips Chevrolet Infotainment System with 8" diagonal color touch-screen Chevrolet Infotainment System with Navigation and 8" diagonal color touch-screen

 

Gray, Perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces

Head-Up Display

High-gloss carbon-fiber instrument panel trim

 

Magnetic Selective Ride Control

Custom floor console lid with Stingray logo, Genuine Corvette Accessory

Custom Leather Wrapped Interior Package

 

Aluminum frame

Universal Home Remote

Carbon-fiber and sueded microfiber-wrapped steering wheel

 

Michelin Pilot Super Sport P245/35ZR19 front and P285/30ZR20 rear, performance, run-flat, summer-only tires

Inclination and interior movement sensors

Blue custom leather stitching

 

 

Gray, Leather seating surfaces with sueded microfiber inserts

Gray, Perforated Napa leather seating surfaces

The mid-engine 2020 Corvette Stingray is available in usual Corvette trim levels which include the 1LT, 2LT and 3 LT. The base 1LT is priced at $59,995 while 2LT costs $67,295 and 3LT costs $71,945. Chevrolet is also offering 5 different packages for the 2020 Stingray C8 Coupe which can add features such as carbon fiber elements and performance specs to the sports machine.

Package Name

Corvette Museum Delivery

Carbon Flash Metallic-Painted Outside Mirrors

Body Colour Dual Roof Package

Carbon Fiber Dual Roof Package

Z51 Performance Package

MSRP

$995

$100

$1995

$3495

$5000

Features

Personalized Plaque with Corvette Museum Logo

Carbon Flash Metallic-Painted Outside Mirrors

Body-Color Removable Roof Panel

Transparent Removable Roof Panel

Z51 Performance Brakes

 

 

 

Transparent Removable Roof Panel

Visible Carbon Fiber Removable Roof Panel

Z51 Performance Suspension

 

 

 

Roof Panel Storage Pouch (LPO)

Roof Panel Storage Pouch (LPO)

Performance Exhaust with Stainless-Steel Tips

 

 

     

Performance Rear Axle Ratio

 

 

     

Electronic Limited-Slip Differential

 

 

     

Rear Z51 Spoiler

 

 

     

Tires: 245/35ZR19 Fr & 305/30ZR20 Rr BW

 

 

     

Heavy-Duty Cooling System

It’s ironic to understand that the 2020 Stingray is not just a style statement but a performance machine with numerous capabilities. Priced significantly lower than its competitors in the segment, the Corvette C8 seems to be an all-rounder on the pitch.

Which trim to go for?

It's a no brainer to realize that all 3 trim levels of the Corvette are well equipped in most of the domains. We would choose the 1LT coupe of the 2020 Corvette Stingray just for its price and feature-rich folio. Couple it with the Z51 package and you will have a well-equipped speed monster at your disposal.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine and Performance

9.9/10

A 6.2-liter V8 charges the 2020 Corvette Stingray while keeping it on top of the speedster hierarchy. Promising both thrill and adrenaline, the Stingray is designed to outsmart the darkest of sharks in the school of fishes. Matted to the V8 is an 8-speed automatic transmission that performs its duties like a battalion.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Has a 6.2-liter V8 Gas Engine

Witnessing a dual-clutch automatic transmission for the first time, the eighth generation of Corvette is a keeper in all its senses.

Models

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

MSRP

$59,995

$113,300

$169,900

Engine

6.2L Gas V8

3.0L Premium H-6

5.2L Premium V-10

Drivetrain RWD RWD AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Auto-shift Manual with OD and Auto-Manual

7-Speed Auto-Shift Manual with OD and Auto-Manual

Power (hp @ rpm)

490@6,450

443@6,500

562@8,100

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

465@5,150

390@2,300

406@6,400

 The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette makes 490 horsepower at 6450 rpm and makes 465 lbs./ft. of torque at 5150 rpm. Adding the Z51 package to the system will fetch another 5 hp from the V8 making a total of 495 hp produced. While the competition is fierce, the 2020 Audi R8 coupe produces a tremendous power figure of 562 hp but lacks in terms of torque produced. The 2020 911 Carrera is the least power-producing vehicle of them all mentioned here.

How fast is the C8 Corvette Stingray?

‘Lightning fast’ is not just an expression but reality for the new mid-engine Corvette C8. The new setup not only opens up more space to keep your luggage but makes the sports mobile much more subtle and equiweighted all throughout.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 0-60 MPH in Just 2.9 sec

Rear-wheel drive train keeps the car functional in both road and track conditions while giving the initial straight line push to the punchiness of C8.

Models

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

0-60 MPH (sec)

2.9 

3.2 

Quarter Mile (sec)

11.2 

11.3 

10.6 

Top Speed (MPH) 194 191 200

Engine

6.2L Gas V8

3.0L Premium H-6

5.2L Premium V-10

Emission (Tons/year of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

8.8

11

Accelerating like a mad wolf on steroids, the 2020 Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe can go 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds and cover quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds. It is quite evident that the C8 is the fastest accelerating machine out of the 3-speed monsters listed here. The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S does 0 to 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds and has a quarter-mile time of about 11.3 seconds. Audi R8, on the other hand, clocks 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds while covers a quarter of a mile in 10.6 seconds.

How has the mid-engine setup affected the Ride and handling of the C8 Corvette?

‘Buttery smooth’ is not an expression we will use for metal carcasses on four wheels but this beauty of a Sportster is meaner on the road then it looks. Sitting closer to the ground than its predecessors, the 2020 Corvette Stingray rides smooth and agile on straight lines while curves test its limits. Proving its worth, the C8 performs jumble-humble dance of the jungle in its super designed suspension mechanics.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Rear View

A well-designed steering sits in perfect proportion to the driving with super command over the wheels. Trust, or no trust, the steering keeps the wheels as close to the ground and command with precision. City driving can be tricky because of admirers waving at you on intersections but other than that, it just pops and crackles all the way.

How does it fare on the braking fare?

If you look closer, the 2020 Corvette Stingray C8 comes with the smallest brakes of them all but still performs adequately well. Stopping a 3362 lbs. car cruising on triple-digit speeds is no child's play and this isn’t a lego car as well.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Front Brake is 12.6 in.

In terms of the overall feel, the brakes inspire a tremendous amount of confidence at all moments. The Corvette maintains a linear path under heavy brake application and doesn't let the tail sway away.

Models

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

Brake Rotors Front (in)

12.6

13.8

14.4

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

13.6

13.8

14

Curb Weight (lbs)

3362

3382

3957

70-0 MPH (ft)

149 

140 

155 

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe stops from 70 to 0 mph within 149 ft. while R8 stops within 155 ft. and Carrera S stops within 140 ft. These figures speak volumes about the Corvette's braking prowess and these figures, are sure to improve with future iterations of the same.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Fuel Economy

7.0/10

With new generations, we as humans are growing more and more efficient and so is the case with cars. The 2020 Corvette Stingray has one of the highest fuel economy among its competitors and is definitely not a fuel guzzler. For the prize the C8 is placed at, its economy is at par with standards.

Model

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

MPG (City) 

18.1

18

13

MPG (Highway) 

26

24

20

MPG (Combined) 

22

20

17

Fuel Capacity (Gallons) 18.5 16.9 21.9
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi) 278/500/407 304/406/338 285/438/372 

The 2020 Corvette Stingray C8 has a fuel economy of 18.1 miles per gallon on the city roads while 26 miles per gallon on the highway. This gives the Corvette a combined fuel mileage of about 22 miles per gallon. The Carrera S goes for 18 miles in a gallon of fuel within the city while R8 clocks just 13 miles per gallon. On the highway, Carrera S goes for 24 miles while R8 runs for 20 miles per gallon.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Interior

8.0/10

The new Corvette interiors define itself as 2 people set up with most of the driving consoles scattered around the driver. The overall space is shifted towards the front to accommodate the mid-engine setup of the sports mobile while headspace is lowered keeping dynamics in mind. Real metal, leather, and suede fill the spaces all around while a prominent center armrest takes up most of the space. An infotainment screen facing towards the driver with a squarish steering wheel in the front makes the cockpit look engaging and interesting.

What about the Interiors of the C8 Corvette?

For 2 people who can find space in the all-new mid-engine 2020 Corvette Stingray C8, the seating is above standards and beyond comfort. These specially designed buckets are not just easy on the ergonomics but also soothes the senses with a sense of plush and luxury.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Front Seats

Built with leather or optional suede, the seating on the Corvette is functional in all sense. While it's difficult to find flaws at this price point, there are some cost cuttings that are evident in the cabin. Specifically, in the door panels and the dashboard and the switches which will remind you of other Chevrolet cars.

Model

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

Seating Capacity

2

4

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.9/54.4/42.8

N/A

39/55/40.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

N/A

N/A

 Adding to the comfort is more than enough leg room which is the highlight of the interiors in the 2020 Corvette Stingray C8. The headroom may prove to be a bit cramped but that’s just because of the shape of the car and will not take much time to get used to.

How does the Infotainment setup fare??

With the 7th generation of the Corvette, Chevrolet nailed it with the infotainment setup onboard. With the 8th gen Corvette, Chevrolet engineers have nailed it out of the park. The touchscreen unit on offer is the best that has been ever put in a Corvette. The sunlight legibility is decent and all the text and the numbers are readable, even on the brightest of days. Connectivity options on offer may put to shame, some of the most utilitarian cars even that cost a fraction of the Corvette.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Infotainment Screen 

The infotainment features of 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe includes the following features:

  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan
  • Speed sensitive volume
  • 8" touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • Bose performance 14 speaker audio system
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot capable internet access
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Key-in-ignition warning

How big is the trunk of the Corvette?

Automakers today know, the sales of a car depends not just on its performance but on numerous things such as how many bags you can fit in the cargo. Now, the 2020 Corvette Stingray C8 is not a cargo machine but it still can carry the highest volume of luggage among all its competitors. And with features such as foot function boot lid open and low trunk height, carrying airport transfers will not be an issue here.

Model

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

13

4.6

8

 The 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray C8 has a cargo volume of 13 cubic feet while Carrera can carry 4.6 cubic feet and the R8 is worthy of carrying about 8 cubic feet.

What features to expect on the inside?

The interior features of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe are:

  • Heated and ventilated 8-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Rear window defroster
  • Steering wheel mounted control
  • Leather-wrapped Heated steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Light-tinted windows
  • Tire specific low-tire-pressure warning
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Interior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Interior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Interior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Interior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Interior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Interior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Interior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Interior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Interior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Interior

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Exterior

8.5/10

If Michel Buble’s ‘Sway with me’, had an expression, this sport coupe can do justice to it. Entering the eighth year of its production, the 2020 Corvette Stingray C8 exteriors are mesmerizing and sharp under the spell of charm and fury. Front face form is developed keeping the Corvette badge in mind with its edgy and sharp ‘V’ structure.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Three Quarter View

Following the lines, the V marks the front engraved endurance while a rock structure follows the suite. Smart LED in the front shining the mighty history of this iconic Sportback, the Corvette looks like a humble son of a privileged family.

Model

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs)

3366

3382

3957

Length (in)

182.3

177.9

174.3

Width (in)

76.1

72.9

76.4

Height (in)

48.6

51.2

49

Ground Clearance (in)

5.3

N/A

6.3

Wheelbase (in)

106.7

96.5

104.4

 One of the most iconic features of the Corvette exterior is the extra intake vents located on the B pillar making the car look wider and more planted. Walk to the rear and you may witness what we call ‘looking through the body’. A glass mirror provides an opportunity to see the big V8 sitting right behind the cabin. A brilliantly sparkling LED tail lamps and a well-designed lip spoiler gives the 2020 Corvette an interesting appeal.

 What are the most notable features on the outside?

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe comes with exterior features such as:

  • Composite body material
  • Black grille
  • Rear wing spoiler
  • Metallic paint
  • Rocker panel extensions
  • Power remote heated manual folding side-view door mirrors with turn signal indicator
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Exterior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Exterior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Exterior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Exterior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Exterior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Exterior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Exterior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Exterior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Exterior
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Exterior

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Safety

7.5/10

While safety isn't the most talked-about thing on sportscars, Chevrolet has that ground covered as well. Chevrolet offers a plethora of features onboard all their cars, currently on sale. With features like Teen driver assist and advanced blind spot monitoring system as standard, the C8 Corvette, isn't just fast but safe as well Here are a few notable highlights of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe comes fitted with features such as:

  • Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
  • Fixed front head restraints
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Occupant sensing airbags
  • Traction control
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Tracker system

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Competition

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe VS 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

Chevrolet seems to be painting itself in red and cheering the spirit of Christmas with the launch of the all-new mid-engine Corvette. Costing lowest among all its competitors, the Corvette stands head to head with the 911 Carrera S coupe and stands tall with more power and torque figures. Better engines and brilliant designs keep the Stingray over the 911. Also, when compared on the grounds of track performances, Corvette takes the center stage due to its more aero dynamism. Great fuel economy sweetens the deal and makes the coupe relevant for almost all benchmarks.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe VS 2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

The R8 has been a flagship of speed for a long time now and to compete well with it is the eighth generation Corvette with the mid-engine setup. A brilliant price point makes the Corvette one hell of an option in the segment. On one hand, where R8 is more of a track car, the Corvette serves wider grounds to be used as a daily driver. Choose the Stingray for its design and heart while get the R8 for that nimble, raw torque figures because of its low power to weight ratio.

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

 

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Final Verdict

8.6/10

Both coupe and Convertible Corvettes are like those skilled twin brothers who end up studying the geekiest of subjects but perform well in quirky job roles. Mutating to a new engine setup with better handling and dynamics, the 2020 Corvette Stingray C8 is as good on the roads as on the tracks. And guess what?

It only costs about $60,000, that’s half the price of what you can get among its competitors. Go the Corvette way and not a single drop of distrust will cross your heart.