The C8 Corvette has rocked the performance car segment since its inception for the 2020 model year, providing buyers with a tantalizing combination of performance, capability, and relative affordability. As a result, it comes as no surprise that Consumer Reports has reported that the Chevy Corvette has been ranked as the most satisfying vehicle to own.
With a score of 94/100, the C8 Corvette beat out the likes of the Porsche 911, Rivian R1T and Polestar 2, which earned scores of 90/100, 88/100 and 88/100, respectively. On the flipside, some of the most unsatisfying vehicles to own include the Jeep Compass, Mercedes-Benz GLB and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, which had scores of 46/100, 39/100 and 38/100.
It’s worth noting that this marks the second consecutive year that the C8 Vette has been lauded as the most satisfying vehicle to own, as recorded by CR. In addition, the publication also gave the 2023 C8 a “recommended rating”, the first time the C8 received this recognition.
To obtain the necessary data for this survey, CR drew on the results of the 2022 Annual Auto Surveys, which included roughly 300,000 vehicles ranging from model years 2020 to 2022. The owner satisfaction score is based on the percentage of participants that responded whether or not they would repurchase their vehicle in its current specification.
A large factor in the satisfying nature of the C8 Corvette lies in its drivetrain. For the 2023 Corvette, there are two engine choices on offer. These options include naturally aspirated 6.2L LT2 V8 gasoline engine, rated at 490 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, as well as the naturally aspirated 5.5L LT6 V8 gasoline engine, rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are mated to the GM eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
As for structure, the 2023 Corvette rides on the GM Y2 platform, which is shared by every C8 variant. All Corvettes are assembled exclusively at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky.