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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
Antilock disc brakes are standard, as is a superb stability control system
“All Corvettes now feature side airbags”
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It’s no surprise that the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette hasn’t been crash-tested by either NHTSA or the IIHS given its $47,000-plus price tag for even the most basic coupe. However, that doesn’t mean the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette is lacking in safety, as it comes with a couple of critical features that should boost driver confidence.
The Chevrolet Corvette lineup comes with standard "antilock disc brakes," according to Edmunds reviewers, along with "a superb stability control system known as Active Handling." For 2010, Motor Trend notes that "revisions are also incorporated to the hardware and software of the anti-locking braking, traction control, and Magnetic Ride Control systems." In addition to those electronic systems, ConsumerGuide reports that "dual front and side airbags" come standard on all 2010 Chevrolet Corvettes. ConsumerGuide also points out that the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Z06 models get "uprated brakes."
The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette boasts all the safety features you could expect on a high-end sports car, but reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that a couple of issues remain. One major safety flaw manifests itself from the driver's seat. ConsumerGuide reviewers are disappointed to discover that "thick roof pillars hamper visibility to all corners" on 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Z06, and coupe base models, though that problem is understandably minimized on the Chevrolet Corvette convertible with the top down. The 2010 Chevrolet Corvette also lacks curtain airbags, which are standard on many cars in this price range.
Although official crash-test results don’t exist for the 2010 Chevrolet Corvette, the introduction of standard side airbags only helps improve safety.