Chevrolet spent years developing and refining the seventh-generation Corvette and it seems its efforts are being rewarded with strong sales and a collection of accolades from popular motoring magazines and websites.
Finally… finally – Corvette is not just a great alternative to over-priced imports. It’s a veritable equal, a sleeker, more refined rival set on upsetting the long-held philosophy that the Porsche 911 is the sports car to end all sports cars. As a matter of fact, the Corvette beat the Porsche 911 as the most satisfying car in its category in a new JD Power Survey released Wednesday.
The company surveyed more than 84,000 people who bought a car in the last 90 days as part of its latest APEAL study, which asks dozens of questions about various aspects of the vehicle.
Audio system quality, acceleration and fuel economy were among the top characteristics that helped catapult Corvette to the top, a clear sign that sports car buyers require more than just big numbers and raw speed.
“Interestingly, storage was also an advantage vs. the competition in this segment– with owners citing more trunk space,” J.D. Power noted.
As they say: Pace, grace and, er, space.