2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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Updated on: May 28, 2021

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The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray gets some new standard features for the new model year. All models of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray get wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and new options for the digital gauge display. The 2021 Corvette also gets a Buckle-to-Drive feature that prevents the gearbox to shift until you buckle the seat belt, thus increasing the safety of the car. Furthermore, the optional magnetorheological dampers are now available as a standalone option and can be had without necessarily purchasing the Z51 Performance Package. If that's not enough there is an all-new Full-Length Dual Racing Stripe package. 

So how much does a 2021 Corvette cost? Accrediting all these upgrades, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray's price has seen a hike of $1000 as compared to the price of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. Split into 3 trims, the prices of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette start from $60,995 for the base 1LT trim and ranges up to $72,495 for the range-topping 3LT variant MSRP. This is excluding a $1,095 destination fee which the Corvette invites. For leasing, consider a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette to cost you around $749 per month for 42 months, with $9,999 rounded off at the time of signing. 

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Pros

Performance that stands in the supercar territory

Extreme value for money

Better cargo space than its competitors

Distinctive styling

Nicely trimmed cabin

Cons

Poor rear visibility

Most of the driver-assistance features are offered as optional

What's New?

Gets wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

New Buckle-to-Drive feature

Magnetorheological dampers now offered as standalone option

New Full-Length Dual Racing Stripe package with blue, orange, red, and yellow colors


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$59995

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

top speed

194 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

376 cu.in.

horsepower

490 hp @ 6450 rpm

torque

465 lb.-ft.. @ 5150 rpm

transmission

8-speed Dual Clutch w/ Manual and auto modes

chassis

suspension front

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

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6/13.3 in.

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

passenger volume

52 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.6 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.2 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

149 ft.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

1LT $59,995 onwards

490 hp @ 6450 rpm | 6.2 L | V8 | premium unleaded

  • Aluminum Frame Structure
  • Magnetic Selective Ride Control
  • Performance Exhaust System
  • Rear Camera Mirrors

2LT $67,295 onwards

490 hp @ 6450 rpm | 6.2 L | V8 | premium unleaded

  • 8" Diagonal Infotainment System
  • Color Head-Up Display
  • Grained Leather Seats
  • Universal Home Remote

3LT $71,945 onwards

490 hp @ 6450 rpm | 6.2 L | V8 | premium unleaded

  • Cruise Control
  • Custom Leather Wrapped Interior
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Navigation System
  • Summer Performance Tires

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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.5

Engine And Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.0

Final Verdict

8.6

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

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The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray apart from a Coupe, is also available in a Convertible body style, which is reviewed separately. All models of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray get a 6.2L V8 engine mated to an 8-speed DCT transmission that's good for 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. This setup can help the Corvette Stingray to go from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds.

The Corvette's hyperactive performance along with a spacious and comfortable interior helped it bag many accolades, including the North American Car of the year. The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette offers smashing value for money and is fondly called the supercar killer as it goes against rivals such as the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Audi R8 and that too at half the price.

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Front View
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe Rear View

8.5/10
Pricing and Features

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

8.6/10
Final Verdict


2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Pricing and Features

8.5/10

The mid-engine Corvette C8 Stingray is available in the 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 Stingray C8 Coupe which can add features such as carbon fiber elements and performance specs to the sports machine.

The Corvette comes with all the bells and whistles that deem a supercar worthy. Although the Corvette offers a bargain amongst all the other supercars out there, it's still not the very best you can have. For starters, a lot of the features come in as a paid option over the standard car and the 3 LT costs 10 grand more but is a lot more sense if you look at it in terms of money.

Trims

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 1LT

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 2LT

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8 Coupe 3LT

MSRP (RWD)

$60,995

$68,295

$72,945

Key Features

7-speed manual transmission with Active Rev Matching

Adds/Upgrades to 1LT

Adds/Upgrades to 2LT

 

Performance exhaust with 4 inches 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 sued 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 sued microfiber inserts

Gray, Perforated Nappa leather seating surfaces

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Buying Advice

Going out and getting the 3LT seems sensible, you pay a premium of 10 grand over the standard 1LT but you get a lot more added to the package. In fact, if you're buying a C8 then why get the 1LT when you can have all the goodies that Corvette offers in the 3LT. At the end of the day it's all about making a statement, then why cheap put on that.

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine and Performance

9.9/10

"Even in base form, however, the new Corvette is capable of heroic handling and delivers big thrills on both road and track." - Car and Driver

The 2021 Chevy Corvette comes with a 6.2L naturally aspirated V8 engine. This a common unit across a range of GM products. This unit in the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray cranks out 490 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. Add the optional Z51 package and the output figures climb to 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Corvette's Z51 package also gets you additional equipment such as an electronic limited-slip rear differential, more aggressive brakes, and summer tires.

The engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The transmission can be controlled either by a push-button gear selector on the center console or by using steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. All the grunt is routed to the rear wheels of the Stingray. AWD is not offered even as an option. 

Models

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2021 Audi R8 Coupe

MSRP

$60,995

$117,100

$142,700

Engine

6.2L V8

3.0L H6

5.2L V10

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

Power

490 hp @ 6,450 rpm

443 hp @ 6,500 rpm

532 hp @ 8,100 rpm

Torque

465 lb-ft @ 5,150 rpm

390 lb-ft @ 2,300 rpm

406 lb-ft @ 6,400 rpm

0-60 MPH

2.9 secs

3.5 secs

3.6 secs

Quarter Mile

11.2 secs

11.3 secs

10.6 secs

Top Speed 

184 mph

191 mph

201 mph

Surprisingly the C8 corvette is one of the fastest accelerating cars let alone being the fastest Corvette to date. The 2021 C8 Corvette sprints from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds! That’s unheard of in the land of Corvettes. Banter aside, the C8 is in fact the best Corvette ever made. It has the best handling of any Corvettes and gets a move on even though it’s not as powerful as the C7 Z06. Flat out, the 2021 Corvette Stingray has a claimed top speed of 184 mph. The C8 corvette gets 13.6 inch and 12.6-inch rotors at the front and rear respectively.

Speaking of rivals, the Audi R8's humongous 532 hp 5.2L V10 engine rules the charts in terms of brute power. The Corvette slots in the second spot, while the Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe's specs come out as the least impressive in this comparison. On the acceleration front, the Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe's 0-60 time is decent, while the R8 is the slowest in the initial run. Although the 2021 Audi R8's top speed finds no worthy rival. 

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray's performance is absolutely blazing but that does not make it a fuel-guzzler. The Chevy Corvette can roll for 18 miles in the city or can cruise through 26 miles on the highway for every gallon of gasoline. Sum up these figures and the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is good for a combined 22 mpg which is decent enough for a car that blasts from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds. 

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe's fuel tank capacity of 18.5 gallons is decent enough to lend it a range of over 400 miles in mixed driving conditions. On the highway, the Corvette C8 can go for about 500 miles before needing a refuel halt. 

Models

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2021 Audi R8 Coupe

MPG (City) 

18

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 Corvette Stingray posts the most handsome fuel economy stats in this comparison. The Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe isn't far behind either with 20 mpg combined. However, the Porsche is also less powerful than the Chevy. Meanwhile, the Audi R8's mpg figures are pretty concerning, owing to that monstrous naturally aspirated V10 mill. 

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Interior

9.0/10

"Maybe just as striking as the exterior design, the Corvette's interior is certainly eye-catching." - Edmunds

The interiors of the 2021 C8 Corvette is functional but does not deem worthy of a supercar’s interior. Although for a base price of $60,000, the C8 has some decent equipment lying around. The steering is a nice and sporty flat-bottom wheel, you sit low and since the engine is outback, there is plenty of outward visibility. The Corvette Stingray's cabin is extremely driver-focused with a tall console that houses the climate-control switches separating the driver and the co-passenger. Furthermore, the infotainment screen is also tilted towards the driver. 

The fit and finish of the cabin are top-notch and you can find surfaces covered in materials such as leather, real metal, and imitation suede. Well if that's not enough, upgrading to the 3LT trim even gets you carbon-fiber inserts. The specially designed bucket seats are supportive and aptly bolstered to hold you in place without really feeling confining. Although there is plenty of space for both the occupants, the passenger might feel a bit left out due to the cockpit's design. Speaking of storage, the Corvette C8 offers two trunk areas, one in the front and one in the back, which offer a combined 13 cubic feet of cargo space

Models

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2021 Audi R8 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

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

13

4.6

8

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen display running the Chevrolet's Infotainment 3 Plus system. The graphics are vivid and easily readable even on the brightest of days. The infotainment screen is slightly tilted towards the driver which makes it easier to operate.

For 2021, all models get wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. The lower trims get a Bose Premium 10-speaker system while upgrading to the 3LT variant gets you Bose Performance Series 14-speaker audio system. Some of the most prominent interior and infotainment features of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 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
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan
  • Speed sensitive volume
  • 8" touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • Bose performance 14 speakers audio system
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot capable internet access
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Exterior

9.0/10

"The kinks and creases as well as the short nose could be derived from a European supercar a la Ferrari." - TheCarConnection

The C8 Corvette has a new style compared to the C7 it replaces. Mainly due to the fact that the new one is a proper sports car. The C8 although looks different from the front-engined C7, carries forward a lot of the signature Corvette styling. The C8 retains the split tail lights, the difference being the C7 having two round circles instead of the squared-off ones on the C8. Following the lines, the V marks the front displays endurance while a set of sturdy lines make up the side profile.

With styling that follows functions, the Corvette C8 posts a lasting impression. The extra intake vents located on the B pillar of this Vette lend it a look that aligns it in the league of supercars. On the rear end, the glass mirror engine cover gives you a sneak peek at this beast's heart. Meanwhile, the bright LED tail lamps, dual twin exhaust pipes and a well-designed lip spoiler complete the look for the 2021 Corvette Stingray. 

Models

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

2021 Audi R8 Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs)

3647 

3382

3594

Length (in)

182.3

177.9

174.4

Width (in)

76.1

79.7

76.4

Height (in)

48.6

51.1

48.7

Ground Clearance (in)

5.3

N/A

6.3

Wheelbase (in)

107.2

96.5

104.3

When compared against the rivals, the Corvette Stingray's dimensions make it the bulkiest, and the lengthiest offering. The Corvette C8 is about 5 inches longer and 2 inches wider than the previous-gen Corvette C7. While the standard spec is intriguing enough, Chevrolet offers a number of customization options such as different wheel designs, Red/yellow-painted brake calipers, hood decals, side decals, carbon fiber inserts, etc. 

There are also various packages on offer to enhance the look of your Vette such as the Engine Appearance Package ($995) that illuminates the engine compartment with LED lights. Or the Stingray R Appearance Package ($695) that adds highlights such as Corvette Racing-themed graphics and Stingray R logo wheel caps.  Some of the most notable exterior features of the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray are:

  • 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

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Safety

8.0/10

Being a new model, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8 has not yet been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Hence, a comment cannot be made as of now about how safe is the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8. 

Speaking of safety features, well Chevy charges you extra for most of the driver-assist highlights, and the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray's standard safety feature list isn't that long. The base LT1 trim does not get any standard driver-assistance features. Here are a few notable 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C8’s safety features:

  • 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

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Competition

2021 Corvette C8 Stingray vs 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera S

The 911 has always been one of the best cars in the automotive fraternity. It was never about power figures or outright acceleration but the Porsche 911 Carrera S has a genuinely good blend between a sports car and a daily commuter. Last year saw the introduction of the new 992 generation which brings in noticeable design changes in both exterior and interior along with better performance. Even though 911s have outgrown themselves literally, some say it has lost what the 911 used to represent. A small and nimble sports car.

2021 Corvette C8 Stingray vs 2021 Audi R8 

Audi R8 has been one of the most successful models Audi has had in the past decade. One of the best all-around cars that originally intended to take on the 911 has slowly evolved into the supercar league. With the Corvette, we think the R8 stands no chance since the C8 is much more modern and above all, a lot cheaper. So sacrificing all that just to buy an R8 makes sense given that it's always a personal choice. At the end of the day, it's money that matters and the C8 is a bargain at that.

2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Final Verdict

8.6/10

The Corvette C8 stingray is no doubt one of the best sports cars available on the market. It is a supercar for sportscar money, that’s how you’d define the C8. With blistering performance, impressive handling and advanced chassis dynamics, Chevrolet has put a lot of thought and effort in making the C8 what it is. If anything the C8 is the bargain when it comes to affordable supercars.

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray FAQs:

How much will the 2021 Corvette cost?

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette's price starts from $60,995 for the base 1LT trim and ranges up to $72,495 for the range-topping 3LT variant MSRP. This is excluding a $1,095 destination fee which the Corvette invites.

How much is it to lease the Chevrolet Corvette?

For leasing, consider a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette to cost you around $749 per month for 42 months, with $9,999 rounded off at the time of signing. 

Are Corvettes expensive to maintain?

The average annual maintenance cost of a Chevrolet Corvette comes out to around $737. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location, and shop.

How expensive is insurance on a Corvette?

The average cost to insure a Chevrolet Corvette is $398 per month or $4,783 annually. 

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