2014 Chevrolet Corvette Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2014:

  • \"Stingray\" officially added to name
  • Aluminum frame and 50/50 weight distribution
  • 455-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine
  • 7-speed manual gearbox with Active Rev Match
  • Available 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Standard electric steering
  • Standard Drive Mode Selector
  • Standard removable carbon-fiber roof panel (coupes)
  • Standard carbon-fiber hood
  • Optional performance exhaust system bumps power output
  • Optional third-generation Magnetic Selective Ride suspension
  • Redesigned seats with magnesium frames
  • Steel-reinforced grab bar for front-seat passenger

Introduction
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a sports car offered in coupe and convertible body styles. It competes against a number of high-performance models priced at less than $100,000, including the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Jaguar F-Type V8 S, Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG, Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayman, and SRT Viper.

Models and Features
Chevrolet is selling the new Corvette Stingray in equipment groups beguilingly named 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT.

The Corvette with 1LT equipment group includes leather, 8-way power-adjustable seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Keyless Access passive entry with push-button starting, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a reversing camera. The Corvette Stingray also includes an 8-inch color touch-screen infotainment system with Chevrolet MyLink technology and Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming capability, a 9-speaker Bose audio system with satellite radio, dual USB ports, SD card slot, HID headlights, LED running lights, LED turn signal indicators, and LED taillights.

Additionally, the convertible model includes a power roof that can be remotely operated using the key fob, dropping in 21 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph.

Upgrade to 2LT trim, and the car is equipped with heated and ventilated front seats, power-adjustable seat bolsters and lumbar support, memory for the driver's preferences, upgraded sound system with a bass box, HD Radio, and a color head-up display with performance metrics. This version of the Corvette Stingray also includes a luggage cover, cargo net, frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, universal home remote, and an anti-theft system.

The Corvette Stingray 3LT adds premium leather seats, leather-wrapped interior, and a navigation system.

Options and Packages
A Z51 Performance package is optional for the new Corvette Stingray, equipped with improved aerodynamics, an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, and upgraded cooling systems for the brakes, transmission, and differential.

Corvettes with the Z51 package also include performance brakes, a performance suspension, performance gear ratios for the transmission, and 19-inch front/20-inch rear forged aluminum wheels. A Performance Traction Management system is available in conjunction with the Z51 package, along with Magnetic Selective Ride Control and black-painted wheels.

Additional highlights from the Corvette's optional equipment list include real aluminum or carbon-fiber trim, Competition Sport seats, remote engine starting, suede microfiber-wrapped steering wheel, transparent or visible carbon fiber roof panels for the coupe, chrome or machined aluminum wheels, automatic transmission, and a performance exhaust system. Buyers can also specify Corvette Museum Delivery, which adds a personalized plaque for the car's dashboard.

Under the Hood
Chevrolet calls the 2014 Corvette Stingray the most powerful standard Corvette model ever. It is equipped with a new 6.2-liter V-8 engine featuring direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing, and Active Fuel Management technology. The Active Fuel Management system shuts off half of the engine's cylinders under certain driving conditions in order to maximize fuel economy.

With the standard exhaust system, the Corvette's new LT1 V-8 engine generates 455 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Add the optional performance exhaust system and those figures rise to 460 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. A 7-speed manual gearbox with Active Rev Match is standard, and a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is optional. Both transmissions are mounted at the rear of the car to ensure a 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution.

According to Chevrolet, the new 2014 Corvette Stingray accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in fewer than 4 seconds. A set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport Zero Pressure run-flat tires is standard, wrapped around 18-inch front and 19-inch rear aluminum wheels and contributing to better than 1g in cornering grip, according to Chevrolet. Brembo braking components are also standard.

The new Corvette Stingray's standard Drive Mode Selector allows the driver to choose between Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport, and Track driving modes and, based on the selected setting, to configure up to 12 specific performance variables in order to custom-tailor the car's performance.

Set the car to Sport or Track, and an Active Handling mode provides a competitive setting for the traction and stability control systems. In Track mode, the Corvette Stingray's Launch Control system is accessible.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, a 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray with the standard manual gearbox is rated to return 17 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg in combined driving while operating on premium unleaded gas. As this overview is written, the EPA has not rated fuel economy for the automatic transmission.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As of this writing, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

If a collision occurs and the Corvette's air bags deploy, the standard OnStar system's Automatic Crash Response service will dispatch emergency rescue personnel to the car's exact location, as long as the OnStar subscription is active. A 6-month subscription is standard.

What's New for 2014:

  • \"Stingray\" officially added to name
  • Aluminum frame and 50/50 weight distribution
  • 455-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 engine
  • 7-speed manual gearbox with Active Rev Match
  • Available 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Standard electric steering
  • Standard Drive Mode Selector
  • Standard removable carbon-fiber roof panel (coupes)
  • Standard carbon-fiber hood
  • Optional performance exhaust system bumps power output
  • Optional third-generation Magnetic Selective Ride suspension
  • Redesigned seats with magnesium frames
  • Steel-reinforced grab bar for front-seat passenger

Introduction
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is a sports car offered in coupe and convertible body styles. It competes against a number of high-performance models priced at less than $100,000, including the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Jaguar F-Type V8 S, Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG, Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayman, and SRT Viper.

Models and Features
Chevrolet is selling the new Corvette Stingray in equipment groups beguilingly named 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT.

The Corvette with 1LT equipment group includes leather, 8-way power-adjustable seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Keyless Access passive entry with push-button starting, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a reversing camera. The Corvette Stingray also includes an 8-inch color touch-screen infotainment system with Chevrolet MyLink technology and Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming capability, a 9-speaker Bose audio system with satellite radio, dual USB ports, SD card slot, HID headlights, LED running lights, LED turn signal indicators, and LED taillights.

Additionally, the convertible model includes a power roof that can be remotely operated using the key fob, dropping in 21 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph.

Upgrade to 2LT trim, and the car is equipped with heated and ventilated front seats, power-adjustable seat bolsters and lumbar support, memory for the driver's preferences, upgraded sound system with a bass box, HD Radio, and a color head-up display with performance metrics. This version of the Corvette Stingray also includes a luggage cover, cargo net, frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, universal home remote, and an anti-theft system.

The Corvette Stingray 3LT adds premium leather seats, leather-wrapped interior, and a navigation system.

Options and Packages
A Z51 Performance package is optional for the new Corvette Stingray, equipped with improved aerodynamics, an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, and upgraded cooling systems for the brakes, transmission, and differential.

Corvettes with the Z51 package also include performance brakes, a performance suspension, performance gear ratios for the transmission, and 19-inch front/20-inch rear forged aluminum wheels. A Performance Traction Management system is available in conjunction with the Z51 package, along with Magnetic Selective Ride Control and black-painted wheels.

Additional highlights from the Corvette's optional equipment list include real aluminum or carbon-fiber trim, Competition Sport seats, remote engine starting, suede microfiber-wrapped steering wheel, transparent or visible carbon fiber roof panels for the coupe, chrome or machined aluminum wheels, automatic transmission, and a performance exhaust system. Buyers can also specify Corvette Museum Delivery, which adds a personalized plaque for the car's dashboard.

Under the Hood
Chevrolet calls the 2014 Corvette Stingray the most powerful standard Corvette model ever. It is equipped with a new 6.2-liter V-8 engine featuring direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing, and Active Fuel Management technology. The Active Fuel Management system shuts off half of the engine's cylinders under certain driving conditions in order to maximize fuel economy.

With the standard exhaust system, the Corvette's new LT1 V-8 engine generates 455 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Add the optional performance exhaust system and those figures rise to 460 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. A 7-speed manual gearbox with Active Rev Match is standard, and a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is optional. Both transmissions are mounted at the rear of the car to ensure a 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution.

According to Chevrolet, the new 2014 Corvette Stingray accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in fewer than 4 seconds. A set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport Zero Pressure run-flat tires is standard, wrapped around 18-inch front and 19-inch rear aluminum wheels and contributing to better than 1g in cornering grip, according to Chevrolet. Brembo braking components are also standard.

The new Corvette Stingray's standard Drive Mode Selector allows the driver to choose between Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport, and Track driving modes and, based on the selected setting, to configure up to 12 specific performance variables in order to custom-tailor the car's performance.

Set the car to Sport or Track, and an Active Handling mode provides a competitive setting for the traction and stability control systems. In Track mode, the Corvette Stingray's Launch Control system is accessible.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, a 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray with the standard manual gearbox is rated to return 17 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg in combined driving while operating on premium unleaded gas. As this overview is written, the EPA has not rated fuel economy for the automatic transmission.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As of this writing, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

If a collision occurs and the Corvette's air bags deploy, the standard OnStar system's Automatic Crash Response service will dispatch emergency rescue personnel to the car's exact location, as long as the OnStar subscription is active. A 6-month subscription is standard.

Available Trims for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 1LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 53000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
Name 2LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 53000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
Name 3LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 53000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
Name 1LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 58000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
Name 2LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 58000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
Name 3LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 58000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
Name Z51 1LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 57000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
Name Z51 2LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 57000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
Name Z51 3LT (2dr Cpe) Transmission Automatic MSRP 57000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
Name Z51 1LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 62000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
Name Z51 2LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 62000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
Name Z51 3LT (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 62000.00 Engine 6.2L/376 City/Hwy MPG 16/28
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, GT bucket
  • 1LT interior trim seats only in interior color selected
  • Seat adjusters, driver and passenger 8-way
  • Perforated Mulan leather seating surfaces
  • Console, floor 2 covered cup holders, auxiliary power outlet, USB ports, SD card slot, auxiliary input jack and storage
  • Floor mats, carpeted
  • Steering column, power tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped
  • Steering wheel controls, audio, voice recognition and Driver Information Center
  • Driver Information Center, color
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Keyless Access with push button start and 2 remote transmitters that enable automatic door unlock and open by touching door switch
  • Windows, power with driver and passenger Express-Down/Up
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, push button start, immobilizer and audible visual alarm
  • Hatch release, push button open with power hatch pulldown
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and dedicated passenger controls and outside temperature display
  • Air filtration system with pollen filter
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Visors, driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lighting, interior with courtesy, cargo and glovebox
  • Storage, with electric locking glovebox, behind screen storage, center console and rear compartment with cover
  • 2LT interior trim seats, console and door armrests in interior color selected
  • Seat adjusters, power bolster and power lumbar
  • Seats, heated and vented driver and passenger
  • Head-Up Display with color readouts for street mode, track mode with g-meter, vehicle speed, engine rpm
  • Memory Package, recalls 2 driver "presets" for 8-way power seat, outside mirrors and tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable, located on driver visor
  • Theft-deterrent system, body security content and unauthorized entry electrical
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming, frameless
  • Luggage shade
  • Cargo net
  • 3LT interior trim seats, console, door armrests and instrument panel in interior color selected
  • Perforated Napa leather seating surfaces
  • Custom Leather Wrapped Interior Package features leather-wrapped upper instrument panel, upper door trim panels and console storage cover
  • Navigation system
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 5-spoke, Silver-painted aluminum 18" x 8.5" (45.7 cm x 21.6 cm), front and 19" x 10.0 " (48.3 cm x 25.4 cm), rear
  • Tires, P245/40ZR18 front and P285/35ZR19 rear, performance, run flat
  • Roof panel, carbon fiber, painted body-color, removable
  • Headlamps, high intensity discharge (HID), Xenon, LED park and turn signals and Daytime Running Lamps
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body- color
  • Convertible top, power-folding, remote control includes glass rear window with integral defogger
  • Wheels, 5-split spoke, Silver-painted aluminum 19" x 8.5" (48.3 cm x 21.6 cm) front and 20" x 10" (50.8 cm x 25.4 cm) rear
  • Tires, P245/35ZR19 front and P285/30ZR20 rear, performance, run flat
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 6.2L (376 ci) V8 DI (455 hp [339.3 kW] @ 6000 rpm, 460 lb-ft of torque [621.0 N-m] @ 4600 rpm)
  • Transmission, 7-speed manual with Active Rev Matching
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio, limited slip
  • Engine access, rear-opening hood
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Frame, aluminum, structure
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent
  • Steering, power, speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion, variable ratio
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Calipers, Dark Gray Metallic-painted
  • Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel with 3" polished stainless-steel tips
  • Transmission, 7-speed manual with Active Rev Matching with Z51 performance ratios
  • Dry sump oil system
  • Differential, electronic limited slip, rear
  • Cooler, rear differential
  • Suspension, Z51 performance
  • Brakes, performance 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Calipers, Black-painted
PACKAGE
  • Z51 Performance Package includes (J55) performance brakes, (J6A) Black-painted calipers, slotted brake rotors, (Z52) dry sump oil system, (FE3) Z51 performance suspension, specific shocks, springs and stabilizer bars, (XFJ) P245/35ZR19 front and P285/30ZR20 rear tires, (Q7S) Silver-painted aluminum, 19" front and 20" rear wheels, performance gear ratios, (G96) Electronic Limited Slip Differential (eLSD), (KNR) rear differential cooler, transmission cooling and an Aero Package
SAFETY
  • Active handling stability control improves traction and enhances vehicle stability
  • Traction control, all-speed
  • Rear vision camera
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, frontal and side-impact, driver and front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size, even with air bags. See the Owner's Manual or more safety information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Service not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, 8" diagonal Color Touch screen display with Chevrolet MyLink, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones, Hands-free smartphone integration, AM/FM stereo with MP3 playback and Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Audio system feature, Bose premium 9-speaker system
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM All Access package, with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. With All Access, listen to everything, everywhere, in your car and on your computer, smartphone or tablet. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will a
  • Antenna, integral, hidden
  • Audio system feature, Bose advanced 10-speaker system with bass box and 2 subwoofers
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio includes 1 year subscription of SiriusXM Satellite Radio (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
  • Audio system feature, Bose advanced 10-speaker system with bass box

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