Chevy Corvette Tops Consumer Reports 2022 Owner Satisfaction Survey8
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.
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Just wait a few years when the used car lots are full of them, those C8s will be a nightmare to repair$$$ They will be 10 times more of a pain than the early C3s!
Because “early C3” parts are so readily available and cheap nowadays, right? LOL.
Actually, “back in the day” of new C3s, THEY were quite expensive to repair too, compared to other cars.
And were FAR less safe and sound than a new C8.
Sounds like someone got a lump of coal instead of their own C8 from Santa last Christmas!
No BUD I could buy 4 or five of them and pay Cash!! I love my C7 GS !!
And BUD I was the original owner of a 71 all-original rag top sold it 5 years ago and paint 2 tops’ interior. It was an NCRS top-flight national, and I do not miss it it was a pain in the ass, the best times were attending Corvette shows, having a basement full of trophies gave most of them to the guy that bought it!
Yes, my 56 BELAIR was also much easier to work on than a C3, so was my VW, in fact, so were all the old cars! Remember, the C8 is runs with the exotics, Just take a look at what the “true” exotics annual maintenance bills are. This new Vette is a “steal” in Stingray or Z51 form. You save so much $$$ on the purchase price you can afford a bit of routine maintenance…
Being both a C8 owner (2021 convertible) and a Consumer reports subscriber, I had to laugh when the first CR review of the new 2020 C8 complained that it “had a lack of hauling space”!
And I found it odd that they failed complain that none of the monster SUVs they reviewed, and fawned over, were able to do 0-60 in 2.9 seconds.
Yesterday our local NCCC sanctioned Corvette Club had an outing, 30 plus C3 through C8 corvettes on a 2 hour drive.
Visited a local museum and family run restaurant. One thing for sure about some Corvette owners, is the passion
for the car. Join a sanctioned Corvette Club that is a member of the National Council of Corvette Clubs.
Join the nation wide 2024 drive-in to the National Corvette Museum NCM, and find out why your American sports
car is so much more than just another car.
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