The 2011 Corvette packs a solid standard features list and, thanks to a wide range of models and styles, offers a configuration for most budgets.
The standard Corvette coupe starts from $48,930, the convertible from $53,580, the Grand Sport from $54,770, and its convertible variant from $58,850. Moving up to the Z06 kicks the entry price to $74,285, and the powerhouse ZR1 starts from $106,880. The base and Grand Sport models are available in four trims each: 1LT, 2LT, 3LT, and 4LT, each upgrading standard features and luxury items. The Z06 is available in three trims: 1LZ, 2LZ, and 3LZ, mirroring the base model trims. The ZR1 features two trims, the 1ZR and 3ZR, offering a choice between performance-focused and luxurious.
Across the entire range, standard features include an MP3/CD stereo system, XM Satellite Radio, auxiliary audio input, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, leather seats, steering wheel audio controls, and a six-way power driver's seat.
Optional upgrades include a heads-up instrument display, power passenger seat,
heated seats, leather upgrade package, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, and a range of interior and exterior appearance packages. These features can be added through the various trim levels, or “Preferred Equipment Groups,” as Chevrolet refers to them.
The heads-up display deserves special mention, as it's a feature found most often only in high-end luxury cars. It's available in the base and Grand Sport coupes and convertibles in the 3LT and 4LT trims, and as standard equipment on the Z06 and ZR1. Turn-by-turn DVD navigation is also available, but the small screen and low-resolution display keep it from reaching must-have status. An aftermarket solution may be a better option.