Hey, At Least The Corvette Managed To Win Consumer Reports' Heart


How can anyone not love this car?

We know, we know. Consumer Reports isn't always, for some of you, the favorite guide for cars. Despite the criticism, the publication truly does have the consumer's best interest at heart, and that's commendable. In the past, CR has been pretty tough on GM, as well as other US automakers, for a number of reasons. But things are slowly but surely changing. For starters, the Chevrolet Impala earned top honors in its large sedan category. The Buick Regal also scored extremely well.

And there was another noteworthy CR choice: the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. It came out with a score of 92 points (the top-rated Tesla Model S earned 99, just for comparison), based on a number of factors including safety, fuel economy, performance, warranty, and several others. Specifically, CR noted the C7's 6.2-liter LT1 V8, describing it as "breathtaking" and "fantastic." But perhaps deputy editor Jeff Barlett summed up the C7 perfectly: "It's by far the most extreme and exciting Corvette that's been widely offered." See, even the Consumer Reports crew can have a good time.

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