2020 Chevrolet Corvette Interior Review


Interior: 8.1

The interior of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has a futuristic appearance, yet the space is surprisingly practical. The layout focuses on the driver, ensuring a relatively unobstructed view of the road and gauges, with easy-to-reach screens and buttons. The seats are comfortable, and the two cargo areas collectively provide more trunk space than the average luxury sports car

  • "The leather is the best quality we've seen in a Corvette, and the cabin is quiet enough to whisper across at 80 mph. The steering wheel places your hands in awkward positions during cornering, but we appreciate the clear view of the instrument cluster it affords." -- Motor Trend
  • "A more universally welcome development: massively improved interior materials. Soft-touch padding everywhere, richly pigmented leathers, perfect stitching and purposeful, tactile hardware are evident all over. … When first introduced, the outgoing C7's interior was lauded as a major step forward for Corvette kind. Indeed, it was, but that was admittedly a low bar, as past cabins were long on cheapness … and short on charm. The new cockpit feels many streets ahead of its predecessor." -- CNET
  • "Our car, a well-equipped example with the $11,950 3LT package, boasted supple, tautly sewn leather on most of its interior surfaces. … You sit farther forward compared with the seating position in the C7, though the view over the deep instrument panel isn't as panoramic as it is in some other mid-engine cars. The wall-like cabin divider that houses the climate controls looks obtrusive but isn't. The odd squared-off steering wheel is, surprisingly, as easy to use as a circular one, and it provides a clear view of the programmable digital gauge cluster. … Overall, this is by far the best Corvette interior ever." -- Car and Driver


The C8 Corvette has two seats. It's easy to climb in and out of this sports car, and the seats have supportive cushions and good visibility. There's plenty of room on hand, even for helmets and long legs.

Standard fare inside the 2020 Corvette Stingray includes leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with power adjustability. Available seating options include upgraded leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats, driver- and passenger-seat memory settings, additional power seat adjustments, and a heated steering wheel.

  • "Settling into the driver’s side, I was impressed with the comfort and support of the sport seat. It holds firmly but with enough cushion to ensure that whether you’re on a long road trip, daily commute or hustling the car at a track day, you’ll be well cared for." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The GT2 chairs in our test car were soft in the right places yet wonderfully supportive for amped-up cornering. This is a car you can drive anytime, anywhere -- including clear across the country -- without it tiring you out." -- Car and Driver
  • "And despite the extreme driver-focused nature of the cockpit, the high side sills, shallow glass and the firewall directly behind my noggin, the 2020 Corvette doesn't strike me as at all claustrophobic. At 5 feet, 9 inches tall, I'm not exactly NBA material, but I have plenty of headroom (even for a helmet) and find it easy to get comfortable quickly in my 3LT-spec tester's heated and cooled midrange GT2 buckets. " -- CNET

Interior Features

For the driver, the technology inside the C8 Corvette is easy to access and use. The cockpit appears complicated at first, but its controls are actually quite simple, and all buttons and screens are within easy reach for the driver. This isn't the case for the passenger, as the wall-like center console blocks the infotainment screen.

The standard infotainment system in the Corvette Stingray features the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus interface, an 8-inch touch screen, a 10-speaker Bose premium sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice recognition, Bluetooth, a USB port, HD Radio, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and OnStar. Additional standard features include a 12-inch customizable instrument display, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and remote start.

A 14-speaker Bose Performance sound system is available, as is a navigation system, a performance data recorder, wireless device charging, and an enhanced security system.

Every C8 comes with rear parking sensors and Teen Driver, a safety system that adds limits and reminders for secondary drivers. The Stingray coupe comes standard with a rearview camera, while the Stingray convertible has a standard rearview camera mirror. Safety upgrades include a head-up display, a rearview camera mirror in coupe models, a front curb-view camera, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.

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  • "Otherwise, the driver-centric cockpit is state-of the-art. … A Formula One-like square steering wheel allows unobstructed instrument visibility. The console … is a masterpiece of space management. Chevy’s excellent touchscreen infotainment is within easy reach." -- Detroit News
  • "Not only is the squared-off steering wheel within easy reach, so, too, are a set of pleasingly cold-to-the-touch metal paddle shifters with a satisfying clack-clack to their action. And it's not just the flappy transmission levers -- the 'Vette's crisp 8-inch infotainment screen is unusually close at hand. It's barely a couple of inches removed from your right digits, seemingly accessible without any additional reach whatsoever. For a serious high-performance machine with so much horsepower and speed potential, the fact that one's hands needn't stray far from the wheel seems like a very good development." -- CNET
  • "The cockpit is definitely driver focused, the graphics on the instruments and the center infotainment screen are crisp and clearly rendered in high definition, as are the readouts in the head-up display. The buttons that we worried about have some interesting indentations, almost like Braille, that will allow drivers to quickly identify them, without looking, after a bit of practice." -- Kelley Blue Book


The Corvette coupe loses a few cubic feet of cargo space for 2020, but it still has more storage space than most luxury sports cars. Its 12.6-cubic-foot cargo capacity includes a small front cargo area and a larger rear cargo area.

Convertible drivers will appreciate that this marks an increase over the previous generation's total cargo volume. Plus, storing its hardtop in the rear trunk does not cut into the usable cargo space.

  • "Chevrolet says the Corvette can accommodate up to two standard golf bags in the rear compartment." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • Luggage room, a strength of recent Corvettes, falls 16.7% to 12.5 cubic feet. The midengined layout cost the accommodating hatchback of previous 'Vettes, so the total is divided between a rear trunk and carry-on size compartment in the nose. On the other hand, the upcoming convertible doesn’t lose any luggage space and will be bigger than [what] the 2019 convertible had." -- The Detroit Free Press
  • "Plus, it has useful space in the front and rear cargo holds. So, go ahead, take it to the supermarket." -- Car and Driver

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