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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: January 9, 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


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$58900

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 automated manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

64.9/62.4

dimensions

wheelbase

107.2 in.

length

182.3 in.

width

76.1 in.

height

48.6 in.

curb weight

3535 lbs.

ground clearance

5.3 in.

capacity

cargo volume

12.6 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.6 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

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Arctic White

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Ratings

Features

8.5

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.5

Safety

7.5

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT

1LT

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

$58,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $58,900 MSRP TBD 490 hp @ 6450 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed automated manual rear wheel drive 2

 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 3LT

3LT

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

$58,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
3LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $58,900 MSRP TBD 490 hp @ 6450 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed automated manual rear wheel drive 2

 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2LT

2LT

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

$58,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2LT 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 8AM) Starting at $58,900 MSRP TBD 490 hp @ 6450 rpm, 6.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed automated manual rear wheel drive 2

Expert Review

7.9

Overall Rating


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

8.5/10
Features

 
 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

8.5/10
Exterior

 

7.5/10
Safety

 
 
 

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 centre, a carbon fiber steering wheel, super sport 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

Price

$59,995

$67,295

$71,945

Key Features

7-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching

Chevrolet Infotainment System with 8" diagonal color touch-screen

Chevrolet Infotainment System with Navigation and 8" diagonal color touch-screen

 

Performance exhaust with 4 inch polished stainless steel tips

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, Perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces

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.

We Recommend

It's a no brainer to realise 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 on your disposal.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine and Performance

A 6.2 litre 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 which performs its duties like a battalion. Witnessing a dual clutch automatic transmission for the first time, the eirth generation of Corvette is a keeper in all its sense.

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

Models

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

MSRP

$67,495

$113,300

$169,900

Engine

6.2-liter V8 Gas

3.0-liter H-6 (premium)

5.2-liter V-10 (premium)

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-speed auto-shift manual with OD and auto-manual

7-speed auto-shift manual with OD and auto-manual

Horsepower

490 hp

443 hp

562 hp

Torque

465 lbs./ft.

390 lbs./ft.

406 lbs./ft.

 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.

Acceleration 

‘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 make the sportsmobile much more subtle and equi weighted all throughout. 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.

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

Models

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

0-60 MPH

2.9 sec

4 sec

3.2 sec

Quarter Mile

11.2 sec

11.3 sec

10.6 sec

Engine

6.2-liter V8 Gas

3.0-liter H-6 (premium)

5.2-liter V-10 (premium)

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.

Ride and Handling

‘Buttery smooth’ is not an expression we will use for metal carcasses on four wheels but this beauty of a sportster is meaners 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. 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 then that it's just pops and crackles all the way.

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

Braking

If you look closer, the 2020 Corvette Stingray C8 comes with the smallest brakes of them all but still performs adequately well. Stopping a3362 lbs.car cruising on triple digit speeds in no child's play and this isn’t a lego car as well.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Brakes
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Front Brake is 12.6 in.

Models

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

13.8

14.4

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

13.8

14

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3362

3382

3957

70-0 mph

149 ft.

140 ft.

155 ft.

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.

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) m/g

18.1

18

13

MPG (Combined) m/g

22

20

17

MPG (Highway) m/g

26

24

20

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 a 2 people setup 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 squirish steering wheel in the front makes the cockpit look engaging and interesting.

Seating and Comfort

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. Built with leather or optional suede, the seating on the Corvette is functional in all sense.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Front Seats
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Front Seats

Model

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2020 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

Passenger capacity

2

4

2

Front (in.) Head room

37.9

N/A

39

Front (in.) Shoulder room

54.4

N/A

55

Front (in.) Leg room

42.8

N/A

40.9

Rear (in.) Head room

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rear (in.) Shoulder room

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rear (in.) Leg room

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. 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.

Infotainment

The infotainment features of 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe are:

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Infotainment System
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Infotainment Screen 
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan
  • Speed sensitive volume
  • Primary monitor touchscreen
  • 10 premium speakers
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot capable internet access
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Key-in-ignition warning

Cargo Capacity

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 Volume (ft.3)

13

4.6

8

 The 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray C8 has 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.

Interior Features

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

  • Rear window defroster
  • 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 sportcoupe can do justice to it. Entering 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. 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.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Three Quarter View
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Three Quarter View

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 (mm)

5.3

N/A

6.3

Wheelbase (in)

106.7

96.5

104.4

Track width (in) F/R

64.9/62.4

62.5/61.2

64.5/63

 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.

 Exterior Features

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

On the safety front, 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 centre 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 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 seves 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 Audi R8 Quattro Coupe

 

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Final Verdict

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.