2017 Chevrolet Corvette

Buyer's Guide

America’s sports car has come a long way over the past 64 years, going from lithe roadster to big-block quarter-mile pounder to a world-class sports car that can keep pace with the finest machines on the road.

For 2017, changes to the Corvette are limited to appearance. There are a handful of new colours – Watkins Glen Grey, Black Rose, Sterling Blue, and Admiral Blue – the availability of red seat belts, and a new satin black stripe package. Other changes include an upgrade to the infotainment system and in-car Performance Data Recorder, a suede-wrapped steering wheel on cars with the suede interior package, and a colour-keyed stitching for shift paddles.

But the big news for 2017 is the return of the Grand Sport, a model which harks back to a time when Corvettes fought toe-to-toe with other race cars on the world’s most challenging circuits.

This iteration of the Grand Sport is perhaps the most track-oriented version, borrowing much of its hardware from the Z06. The two share plenty of bodywork, plus staggered wheels, Michelin Super Sport Tires, and wider fenders. Grand Sports also get upgraded brakes with Brembo six-piston calipers, an electronically controlled rear differential, and magnetically controlled dampers. Grand Sports are available in 10 colours, with body stripes, plus signature fender hash marks available in six contrast colours.

To celebrate the return of the Grand Sport, Chevrolet has also put together a Collector Edition model which comes finished in Watkins Glen Grey with blue has fender hash marks and matte-finish black stripes. Inside, the special edition car gets Blue leather and suede upholstery, plus an embossed Grand Sport race car on the head rests.

The Corvette use a 6.2-litre V8 engine that drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The pushrod engine develops 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Sport and standard Corvettes with the optional dual-mode exhaust system free up another five ponies for a total of 460 hp. Grand Sports are capable of accelerating from 0-96 km/h in 3.6 seconds.

While a 460-horsepower Corvette is quick enough to dust off Porsche 911s and Jaguar F-Types, Ferrari-smiting power is available on the supercar-challenging Z06. Its 6.2 litres are supercharged, and produce 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque making it not only the quickest and fastest, but wildest Corvette ever produced. Unlike previous Z06s, this iteration can be had in Coupe and Convertible body styles, and with either a manual transmission or an automatic.

Buyers intending to venture onto the track may find the Z51 package worthwhile; it adds choice upgraded components including a dry-sump lubrication system for the engine. A special Z07 package offered on the Grand Sport and Corvette Z06, adds Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires, carbon ceramic brakes, and adjustable aerodynamics.

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Specifications

There are 24 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $93,145 MSRP
13
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
650 hp @6400 rpm
Number of seats 2
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Body style Coupe
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
2dr Stingray Cpe w/3LT $64,795 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Cpe w/3LT 455 hp @6000 rpm 460 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Cpe w/3LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.8" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Cpe w/3LT
2dr Stingray Cpe w/3LT N/A
2dr Stingray Cpe w/3LT
2dr Stingray Cpe w/3LT
2dr Stingray Cpe w/2LT $64,795 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Cpe w/2LT 455 hp @6000 rpm 460 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Cpe w/2LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.8" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Cpe w/2LT
2dr Stingray Cpe w/2LT N/A
2dr Stingray Cpe w/2LT
2dr Stingray Cpe w/2LT
2dr Stingray Cpe w/1LT $64,795 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Cpe w/1LT 455 hp @6000 rpm 460 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Cpe w/1LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.8" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Cpe w/1LT
2dr Stingray Cpe w/1LT Leather Seats
2dr Stingray Cpe w/1LT
2dr Stingray Cpe w/1LT
2dr Stingray Conv w/3LT $69,795 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Conv w/3LT 455 hp @6000 rpm 460 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Conv w/3LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.9" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Conv w/3LT
2dr Stingray Conv w/3LT N/A
2dr Stingray Conv w/3LT
2dr Stingray Conv w/3LT
2dr Stingray Conv w/2LT $69,795 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Conv w/2LT 455 hp @6000 rpm 460 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Conv w/2LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.9" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Conv w/2LT
2dr Stingray Conv w/2LT N/A
2dr Stingray Conv w/2LT
2dr Stingray Conv w/2LT
2dr Stingray Conv w/1LT $69,795 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Conv w/1LT 455 hp @6000 rpm 460 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Conv w/1LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.9" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Conv w/1LT
2dr Stingray Conv w/1LT Leather Seats
2dr Stingray Conv w/1LT
2dr Stingray Conv w/1LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/3LT $70,545 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/3LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/3LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.8" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/3LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/3LT N/A
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/3LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/3LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/2LT $70,545 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/2LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/2LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.8" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/2LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/2LT N/A
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/2LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/2LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/1LT $70,545 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/1LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/1LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.8" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/1LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/1LT Leather Seats
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/1LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Cpe w/1LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/3LT $75,545 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/3LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/3LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.9" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/3LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/3LT N/A
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/3LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/3LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/2LT $75,545 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/2LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/2LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.9" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/2LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/2LT N/A
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/2LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/2LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/1LT $75,545 2 Coupe
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/1LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/1LT 176.9" 73.9" 48.9" 106.7"
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/1LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/1LT Leather Seats
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/1LT
2dr Stingray Z51 Conv w/1LT
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/3LT $76,295 2 Coupe
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/3LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/3LT 177.9" 77.4" 48.6" 106.7"
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/3LT
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/3LT N/A
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/3LT
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/3LT
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/2LT $76,295 2 Coupe
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/2LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/2LT 177.9" 77.4" 48.6" 106.7"
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/2LT
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/2LT N/A
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/2LT
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/2LT
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/1LT $76,295 2 Coupe
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/1LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/1LT 177.9" 77.4" 48.6" 106.7"
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/1LT
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/1LT Leather Seats
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/1LT
2dr Grand Sport Cpe w/1LT
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/3LT $81,295 2 Coupe
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/3LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/3LT 177.9" 77.4" 48.7" 106.7"
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/3LT
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/3LT N/A
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/3LT
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/3LT
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/2LT $81,295 2 Coupe
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/2LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/2LT 177.9" 77.4" 48.7" 106.7"
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/2LT
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/2LT N/A
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/2LT
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/2LT
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/1LT $81,295 2 Coupe
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/1LT 460 hp @6000 rpm 465 ft-lb @4600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/1LT 177.9" 77.4" 48.7" 106.7"
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/1LT
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/1LT Leather Seats
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/1LT
2dr Grand Sport Conv w/1LT
2dr Z06 Cpe w/3LZ $93,145 2 Coupe
2dr Z06 Cpe w/3LZ 650 hp @6400 rpm 650 ft-lb @3600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Z06 Cpe w/3LZ 177.9" 77.4" 48.6" 106.7"
2dr Z06 Cpe w/3LZ
2dr Z06 Cpe w/3LZ Leather Seats
2dr Z06 Cpe w/3LZ
2dr Z06 Cpe w/3LZ
2dr Z06 Cpe w/2LZ $93,145 2 Coupe
2dr Z06 Cpe w/2LZ 650 hp @6400 rpm 650 ft-lb @3600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Z06 Cpe w/2LZ 177.9" 77.4" 48.6" 106.7"
2dr Z06 Cpe w/2LZ
2dr Z06 Cpe w/2LZ Leather Seats
2dr Z06 Cpe w/2LZ
2dr Z06 Cpe w/2LZ
2dr Z06 Cpe w/1LZ $93,145 2 Coupe
2dr Z06 Cpe w/1LZ 650 hp @6400 rpm 650 ft-lb @3600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Z06 Cpe w/1LZ 177.9" 77.4" 48.6" 106.7"
2dr Z06 Cpe w/1LZ
2dr Z06 Cpe w/1LZ Leather Seats
2dr Z06 Cpe w/1LZ
2dr Z06 Cpe w/1LZ
2dr Z06 Conv w/3LZ $98,045 2 Coupe
2dr Z06 Conv w/3LZ 650 hp @6400 rpm 650 ft-lb @3600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Z06 Conv w/3LZ 177.9" 77.4" 48.7" 106.7"
2dr Z06 Conv w/3LZ
2dr Z06 Conv w/3LZ Leather Seats
2dr Z06 Conv w/3LZ
2dr Z06 Conv w/3LZ
2dr Z06 Conv w/2LZ $98,045 2 Coupe
2dr Z06 Conv w/2LZ 650 hp @6400 rpm 650 ft-lb @3600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Z06 Conv w/2LZ 177.9" 77.4" 48.7" 106.7"
2dr Z06 Conv w/2LZ
2dr Z06 Conv w/2LZ Leather Seats
2dr Z06 Conv w/2LZ
2dr Z06 Conv w/2LZ
2dr Z06 Conv w/1LZ $98,045 2 Coupe
2dr Z06 Conv w/1LZ 650 hp @6400 rpm 650 ft-lb @3600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Z06 Conv w/1LZ 177.9" 77.4" 48.7" 106.7"
2dr Z06 Conv w/1LZ
2dr Z06 Conv w/1LZ Leather Seats
2dr Z06 Conv w/1LZ
2dr Z06 Conv w/1LZ

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Owner Reviews: 2017 Chevrolet / Corvette

Average Rating

1999 Chevrolet Corvette

by RajahM on 10-16-2012
1999 Corvette C5
I have had this car for a little over a year now. Car is FAST, it runs very well. The interior however is not the best for comfort but your not buying this style of car for comfort. This car is a racing car.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
3/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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1985 Chevrolet Corvette

by RajahM on 10-16-2012
FUN!! Tight to the curves, clear sailing on the straightaways. Fantastic accelerations needed.
Doug Nash 4 speed manual, 3 speed auto overdrive. Shifts well. Holds tight to the road. Great gas mileage. Digital dash. Bright red, removable, see through targa top. Original upholstery. Meticulously maintained.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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1978 Chevrolet Corvette

by Cevyn_55 on 10-12-2012
The BEST Corvette !!
My wife finally allowed me to get the one car that is the dream of a lot of men. Mine had always been a Corvette and we were able to find a mint condition 25th Anniversary model with the correct colour combo (Silver with the Carbon lower stripe) and the red leather interior. Ours had the T-Top's and came with the hard and glass versions. There is nothing and I mean NOTHING else on the road today more fun than a Corvette. Being only a 2 seater, it gave my wife and I a chance to really go somewhere without anyone in tow. We drove all around the west provinces and northwestern US and always found someone waving to us or asking to take photos beside our Vette....this is one car we really did shed some tears over when we had to sell...
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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