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Availability of Bluetooth phone connectivity
An interior filled with more creature comforts than some luxury cars
Kelley Blue Book
Steering-wheel audio controls are standard across the board
The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette lineup boasts some top-end features, both standard and optional, that help make the Chevrolet Corvette a practical and enjoyable daily driver.
The standard features list on the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette lineup is quite lengthy, and according to Cars.com, it includes "a CD player with MP3 capability...XM Satellite Radio," and "an audio input jack." Kelley Blue Book reports that the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette boasts "an interior filled with more creature comforts than some luxury cars" and that some of the other standard features are "xenon headlamps" and a "Driver Information Center," along with "keyless access with push-button starter, leather seats, [and] six-way power driver's seat." For those who prefer to keep two hands on the wheel of their 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1—or any model, for that matter—Motor Trend states that "steering-wheel audio controls are standard across the board." The base 2009 Chevrolet Corvette comes with just about every one of the standard features on the higher-end models, but ConsumerGuide does point out that 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Z06 variants offer a standard "head-up instrument display."
The Chevrolet Corvette has made a name for itself as the best-value sportscar in America, but for those who don't mind paying a bit extra, Chevrolet offers a wide range of options packages. ConsumerGuide reviewers find that the base vehicle offers 2LT, 3LT, and 4LT "Preferred Equipment Group" options, while the Z06 is available with 2LZ and 3LZ options, and the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 gets a 3ZR package. Those packages include a whole host of interior upgrades; Edmunds says "the 2LT Package adds Bluetooth and upgraded leather seating," along with "a power-operated top" for the convertible. Moving up to the 3LT package brings "a head-up display, a power telescoping steering column with manual tilting, [and] heated front seats," while the Chevrolet Corvette "4LT is very similar to the 3LT but includes an exclusive two-tone leather trim," according to Edmunds. The options packages on the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 are quite similar to those found on the base model. For the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Jalopnik says that the 3ZR "upgraded interior package" does a good job "in moving the interior from cheap and nasty into luxurious bass boat territory."
If options packages aren't your thing, TheCarConnection.com has discovered that the Chevrolet Corvette also has a number of stand-alone options that should prove quite popular. Kelley Blue Book says the most noteworthy of these options are "Turn-by-Turn and DVD navigation" and a "transparent roof panel and polished alloy wheels."
The 2009 Chevrolet Corvette isn't just about performance, as it also offers the latest in high-tech features to play with (but hopefully not at 170 mph).