2017 Chevrolet Corvette vs. Its Competition

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, yellow
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The C7 Corvette continues to offer amazing performance combined with tremendous value.

Much of its competition takes other paths to arrive at a similar result, but few offer the bang for the buck of the Stingray.

The Porsche 911 range offers more choice than the Corvette lineup and commensurately higher prices, with the 911 Turbo and GT3 providing good match-ups to the Z06 but with much higher price tags.

Audi's R8 is a legitimate alternative, as well, though with its all-wheel drive, mid-engine layout, it draws on a much different set of instincts and emotions.

Nissan’s GT-R has grown out of its performance-bargain phase and is aging though more powerful than ever; it's now best compared to the top end of the Corvette range.

Nissan’s smaller, less expensive sports car offering, the 370Z, can only really be compared to the entry-level portion of the Corvette range, and even then, only when optioned in NISMO trim.

While the Corvette is slightly more expensive, it's not completely out of the ballpark—and in terms of outright performance, the Corvette is the winner on every level.

The most direct competitor the Dodge Viper; though it's at the end of its production run, its huge V-10, dramatic looks, and a heavy dose of polish have yielded a car about as refined and civilized as the Corvette.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette antes up stunning performance and great features; we're mixed on its boy-racer looks.
8.4
The 2017 Audi R8 balances thrilling power and handling with everyday livability.
6.8
The 2017 Dodge Viper is blessed with a stunning, seductive shape. Its big-engine, rear-drive formula remains appealing, even as the Viper drives off into the sunset.
7.4
With sub-3.0-second 0 to 60 mph times and an advanced all-wheel-drive system, the 2017 Nissan GT-R delivers supercar track performance in what has become a fairly refined package.
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The 2017 Nissan 370Z has a classic sports-car shape, excellent sports-car handling, and a tuned Nismo track weapon in its lineup.
7.8
The 2017 Porsche 911 is a toe into the waters of modernity with a base turbo engine that gets good fuel economy. Don't be fooled; it's every bit the super car it always has been.
MSRP From     
$55,450$162,900$87,895$109,990$29,990$89,400
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V8Premium Unleaded V-10Premium Unleaded V-10Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
EPA Class     
Two SeaterTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersSubcompact CarsTwo-SeatersMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
2-Door Stingray Coupe w/2LTV10 quattro AWDGT Coupe *Ltd Avail*Premium AWDCoupe ManualCarrera Coupe
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Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
222424
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ManualAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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