Consumer Reports has been a tough crowd for GM vehicles. And of course, grabbing praise from CR is one of the more coveted accolades an automaker can get. Recently, the C7 Corvette Stingray had a visit with CR, specifically the 3LT trim, and the car walked away with a very favorable rating.
The Corvette Stingray walked away with a score of 92 points in the publication’s annual rating of vehicles. Consumer Reports configures scores vehicles through a series of more than fifty tests including safety, performance, fuel economy, comfort/convenience, warranty, and specifications.
Let’s just say Jeff Bartlett, deputy editor for Consumer Reports, came to really enjoy the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 found in the C7 Stingray and its fellow components working in sync to create a superb value and great sports car. Words like “breathtaking”, “tenacious”, and “fantastic” were included in Bartlett’s reactions to the C7’s acceleration and handling performance.
“It’s by far the most extreme and exciting Corvette that’s been widely offered,” Bartlett said.
Bartlett was also impressed with the versatility the car offered with multiple driving modes for whatever type of conditions the driver encountered. And the Stingray’s acceleration was also a high point, with 0-60 happening in 4.3 seconds.
The Corvette was the highest scoring car of any American sports car, with the runner up being the Chevrolet Camaro with 66 points. The highest scoring American vehicle turned out to be the Tesla Model S with 99 points.