2013 Chevrolet Corvette Review

2013 Chevrolet Corvette Review The first-generation Chevrolet Corvette was launched in 1953. It made its first appearance that same year at the GM Motorama. The second-generation Chevrolet Corvette was one of the most popular iterations of America’s sports car. It gained the Sting Ray nameplate in 1963 up until 1984. The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 430hp in base trim.

The BuyingAdvice Team Says:

For many generations of sports car fanatics, the Chevrolet Corvette was always known as the ultimate bang-for-the-back sports car. It is capable of exhilarating performance while remaining comfortable enough for the daily city chore. Due to numerous refinements on the suspension and the chassis, the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette can also attack tight corners like a more expensive European supercar.

What’s New For 2013:

There is a new 427 Collector Edition Corvette for 2013. This model is powered by the Z06’s 7.0-liter V8 engine. You can also choose a 60th Anniversary Design Package on all trim levels of the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette, along with a new rear spoiler and black-painted wheels on base Corvette and Corvette Grand Sport.

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What is the Predicted Reliability:

Despite numerous complaints on the low-rent interior, the Chevrolet Corvette has a pretty impressive reliability history. Except for the 2009 model Corvette that had minor problems with the transmission and driveline system, Chevrolet managed to give the Corvette the reliability of Japanese compact car. In the Initial Quality Study of J.D. Power and Associates, the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette got an impressive 4.5 out of 5 in overall vehicle quality

Analysis Of Safety Ratings And Features:

Both the NHTSA and the IIHS have not yet tested the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette in overall vehicle safety. However, the Corvette comes comprehensively equipped with an array of standard safety equipment including antilock brakes on all four wheels, GM’s OnStar system, traction/stability control and side airbags.

Pros and Cons:

+ Glorious exhaust note
+ Brutal acceleration
+ Sharp handling
+ Large cargo area

– Unrefined interior
– Other competitors are more agile around corners

Head-To-Head Competition:

The Nissan GT-R is a more agile sports car and has a more powerful engine but it costs almost $47,000 more than the base Corvette. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 costs around $4,600 more but it does have a more powerful 5.8-liter V8 engine with 230 more horsepower. The Nissan GT-R can achieve an impressive 16/23 MPG in city and highway driving, while the Ford Shelby GT 500 returns 15/24 MPG. The 2013 Chevrolet Corvette returns a favorable 16/26 MPG.

What Others Are Saying:

"They all accelerate and handle as you’d expect, too: very, very well. Even base Corvettes get to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, while the range-topping ZR1 does it in a scant 3.4 seconds." –MotorAuthority.com

"No question here: the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette can bring the heat. The base car is extremely fast: the Z06, terrifyingly so." – Edmunds.com

"As we return the keys, ears ringing from the wonderful noise, we’re reminded that the Corvette, sixty years since its inception and six years into its current generation, is still pretty damn good." – Automobilemag.com

Read more about the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette at the Chevrolet manufacturer site.


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