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Critics' Rating: 9.7
Performance: 9.5
Interior: 8.4
Total Cost of Ownership: 7.4
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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Review

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette ranks near the top of the luxury sports car class. Its power and handling are both exceptional. Add a dash of luxury, and it’s easy to understand this car’s appeal.

Pros & Cons

  • Brisk acceleration
  • Engaging handling
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Touch screen can be slow to respond

New for 2015

  • Z06 model debuted
  • Available eight-speed automatic transmission replaced six-speed automatic
  • Wi-Fi hot spot made standard

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Overview

Is the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette a Good Used Car?

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette is a great used luxury sports car. Its robust engines provide more than ample power for most driving situations, and lively handling makes it one of the most fun-to-drive cars in the segment. It also has a classy cabin and a large trunk. Some rivals have more room for passengers and higher reliability ratings, but the Vette is still a great pick.

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Why You Can Trust Us

Our Chevrolet Corvette review includes far more than just one person's opinion. We collected professional evaluations from 22 sources and combined them with concrete data like fuel economy estimates, safety features, and performance specs to help you make an informed buying decision.

The U.S. News Best Cars team has been ranking cars, trucks, and SUVs since 2007, and our staff has a combined 75 years of automotive industry experience. To ensure our impartiality, we never accept expensive gifts or trips from car companies, and an outside team handles the advertising on our site.

How Much Is the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette?

Based on listings for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette on our site, the average price is $53,000. Prices range from $42,000 to $72,900 and vary depending on the vehicle’s features, mileage, condition, and location.

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How Much Does the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Cost to Own?

The Corvette’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs are estimated to be around $38,640, or $7,728 per year. That’s below average for the class.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Chevrolet Corvette?

Starting prices for a new 2019 Chevy Corvette start at about $56,000 and run as high as around $125,000. Compared to the 2015 model, a new Corvette is likely to have more standard and available features, such as Apple CarPlay and a front-view parking camera. New Corvettes also include the Grand Sport model, which debuted for 2017 and combines the suspension and body style of the Z06 with the engine from the Stingray. For 2019, Chevy reintroduced the ultra-high-performance ZR1 model. If those updates aren’t important to you, stick with a used Corvette.

If you are looking for information on the new midengine Corvette that debuted for 2020, check out our visual overview.

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There are a few luxury sports cars that compete with the $53,000 average list price of a 2015 Corvette. The 2019 BMW Z4 and 2019 Audi TT both retail for less than $50,000. Both have more standard tech and safety features and better fuel economy estimates than the Corvette, though they have significantly less power.

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Which Model Year of the Chevrolet Corvette Is Best?

The 2015 Vette belongs to a generation that launched for the 2014 model year. For 2015, Chevrolet reintroduced the Corvette Z06, and an eight-speed automatic transmission became available throughout the lineup, replacing the six-speed from previous models and slightly improving fuel efficiency. A Wi-Fi hot spot became standard too.

The 2016 Corvette gained standard Apple CarPlay and a flat-bottom steering wheel, as well as an available front-view parking camera. For 2017, the Grand Sport model joined the lineup. There weren’t any major updates for 2018. These are all good choices, so look for a car with the best deal and the features you want.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette?

J.D. Power gives the 2015 Corvette a reliability rating of three out of five, which is about average among all cars but is slightly below average for the class.

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Recalls

At the time of writing, there are five recalls for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette. Two concern front air bags that may fail to deploy, and another addresses an air bag that could separate from the steering wheel. In some models, the parking brake may fail, and a toe link separation could reduce steering ability.

Before buying any used vehicle, make sure all recalls have been addressed.

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Which Used Chevrolet Corvette Model Is Right for Me?

The 2015 Corvette is a front-engine luxury sports car available in two main configurations: the base Stingray, which has a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 455 to 460 horsepower, and the high-performance Z06, which has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that makes a supercar-like 650 horsepower. Both models are available with performance packages (dubbed Z51 and Z07, respectively) that enhance performance and handling ability.

Powertrain and performance are the main distinguishers between these models. Both can be had in two body types: a coupe with a removable center roof panel or a convertible with a power-folding soft top.

There are three trim levels for each variant: 1LT, 2LT, and 3LT for the Stingray and 1LZ, 2LZ, and 3LZ for the Z06. Tech and safety features differentiate these trims. Magnetic Selective Ride Control, which lets you adjust the suspension for varying road conditions, is standard in the Z06 and available in the Stingray.

Corvette 1LT and 1LZ models come with a drive mode selector with five modes, the MyLink infotainment system, an 8-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a nine-speaker Bose stereo, satellite radio, leather seats with eight-way power adjustments, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, and a rearview camera. The 1LZ trim also has a head-up display.

The Corvette 2LT gains the head-up display, as well as heated and ventilated seats and a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound stereo. The 2LZ model is similarly equipped.

The top-of-the-line 3LT and 3LZ both add navigation and upgraded Nappa leather seat inserts. Both also feature a Performance Data Recorder that uses a front-facing camera in the mirror to make driving videos.

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Certified Pre-Owned Chevrolet Corvette Warranty

Chevrolet offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 75,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale’s date. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Chevy extends the original new-car powertrain warranty to six years or 100,000 miles and provides a one-year/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. Chevrolet CPO vehicles must pass a 172-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read Chevy’s warranty page carefully.

According to our analysis, Chevrolet has a decent CPO program that offers more robust coverage than competitors like Nissan and Toyota.

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How Safe Is the Corvette?

Neither the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety nor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has crash tested the 2015 Corvette. That’s common among high-end luxury sports cars.

A rearview camera comes standard in the Corvette, while a head-up display is available in the Stingray and is standard in the Corvette Z06.

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette or 2015 Porsche 911?

The 2015 Porsche 911 is another high-performance luxury sports car. Agile and lithe, it’s one of the top performers in the class, although the Corvette gives it a run for its money. The Porsche has a more upscale cabin and a higher reliability rating than the Corvette – as well as rear seats, cramped though they are. On the other hand, the Chevy has more cargo space and a more straightforward infotainment system. Both have high-performance trims, but the Corvette Z06 makes more horsepower than anything you’ll find in the Porsche. One thing that might swing shoppers toward the Chevy is price. Compared to the 911, the Corvette costs around $53,000 less to buy. On average, you could buy two Corvettes for the price of one 911.

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette or 2015 Dodge Viper?

The 2015 Dodge Viper is not a great option in this class. It’s not a bad car though. Even without a supercharger, its V10 engine provides astonishing power, and acceleration is lightning fast. However, its ride is rough – so much so that the Viper can be hard to use for everyday driving. The Dodge's seats are uncomfortable, and outward visibility is limited. On top of that, the Viper has a subpar reliability rating. Also, the Dodge is only available as a coupe, whereas the Chevy can also be had as a convertible. Get the Corvette.

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2015 Corvette Performance

How Does the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Drive?

The Corvette Stingray comes with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 455 horsepower. The available performance exhaust system boosts output to 460 horsepower. You could also opt for a Corvette Z06. It supercharges the engine in the Stingray to produce 650 horsepower. A seven-speed manual transmission comes standard, and an eight-speed automatic is available throughout the lineup. Acceleration excels with every trim, and properly equipped Z06 models can sprint from zero-to-60 mph in just under three seconds.

This Chevrolet has a drive mode selector that lets you choose between five modes for adjusting throttle, steering effort, and suspension, depending on road conditions. Opting for the Z51 Performance package in Stingray models or the Z07 package in Z06 models upgrades performance components such as the suspension, brakes, tires, and wheels. Even without these enhancements, the Corvette is agile and spirited, and it cruises smoothly over bumps and dips in the road. Rear-wheel drive comes standard.

Does the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Get Good Gas Mileage?

With the manual transmission, the base Corvette gets fuel economy estimates of 17 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. That’s great for a luxury sports car with a V8 engine and performance that rivals what you get from a supercar. The automatic transmission lowers those figures to 15 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Models with the supercharged engine and the automatic transmission get 13/23 mpg city/highway.

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2015 Corvette Interior

How Many People Does the 2015 Corvette Seat?

The 2015 Corvette seats two people in leather bucket seats that have eight-way power adjustability. Ventilated and heated seats are available, as are Competition sport bucket seats with added side support.

The seats are supportive and comfortable, but taller occupants may find legroom to be a bit snug. The cabin is full of premium materials and soft-touch surfaces.

How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette?

Like most two-seat vehicles, the Corvette does not have LATCH car-seat connectors. We do not recommend installing a car seat in the front seat of any vehicle.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Features

Standard features in the Vette include the MyLink infotainment system, an 8-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a nine-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and satellite radio. You’ll also get dual-zone automatic climate control and proximity keyless entry. Navigation and a 10-speaker surround-sound stereo are available.

The MyLink infotainment system is easy to use, and there are plenty of physical controls for some functions. However, the touch screen can lag when responding to inputs.

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Dimensions

Chevrolet Corvette Cargo Space

Cargo space in the Corvette varies with body type. Coupes have 15 cubic feet of space, which is great for the luxury sports car class. Convertibles have 10 cubic feet, which is good among convertibles. The coupe has a liftback-style hatch opening, while the convertible has a conventional trunk.

2015 Corvette Length and Weight

The Corvette is roughly 14.8 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 3,298 to 3,582 pounds.

Where Was the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Built?

Chevrolet built the 2015 Corvette in Kentucky.

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