Chevrolet Corvette Interior
The Corvette's interior fit and finish falls behind competitors, but most critics say it's good for the price. What's more, the Corvette's seats are comfortable and its cabin offers lots of trunk room.
- "If there's one area people usually criticize an American car, it's the interior accommodations. While we aren't going to tell you the Corvette rivals the Audi's beautiful layout, the Aston's high-quality feel or the Ferrari's pure purposefulness, we will tell you the Corvette's interior delivers no-nonsense controls, super-comfortable seats (though lacking in lateral support) and a supremely convenient head-up display. While it doesn't feel like a million bucks, keep in mind the Corvette starts at just $45,170!" -- Road and Track
- "The interior is a mix of grained plastic and nicely textured leather. The overall ambiance is more sporty than upscale." -- Consumer Guide
- "Chevrolet has improved the current-generation Corvette's fit and finish since its debut, but overall interior quality still leaves something to be desired. Step out of an M3 or Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and into a 'Vette and you'll likely notice disappointing trim pieces and controls." -- Edmunds
Most reviewers find the Corvette's two-seat cabin difficult to access, but once inside they like its supportive, comfortable seats.
- "Though the Corvette's interior is larger than the prior model's, it's still close quarters, especially considering how large the vehicle is overall. However, once you slither in, it's comfortable for two adults, even large ones." -- Forbes
- "The Corvette's seats are surprisingly supportive yet not so snug as to cinch the driver in place." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Headroom and legroom are adequate, and the seats are comfortable. The cockpit is wider than in most sports cars. ... Entry and exit are drop in/climb out, and Corvette's long doors don't make things any easier." -- Consumer Guide
- "It's not easy to enter or leave any version of this low-slung 2-seater without some contortions, and long, heavy doors aren't suited to tight parking spots." -- MSN
- "Given their size and low stance, the newer models are plenty easy to get in and out of, and as always, once you are in there, these are very comfortable cars." -- Orlando Sentinel
- "It's fairly easy to slide in and out, although long doors are a handicap in tight parking situations." -- Chicago Sun-Times
Auto reviewers like the Corvette's straightforward cabin features -- even when it's just basically equipped.
- "Options add up quickly, as they did on the test car, but the basic goodness is there for the entry-level sticker, and adding features did not necessarily add to my enjoyment and appreciation of the car." - Orlando Sentinel
- "While some of those extras are desirable to some folks, they're not really necessary unless you've got extra money to throw around because even the base Corvette hatchback coupe and convertible are well-equipped..." -- MSN
- "Clear gauges with mostly logical controls. Corvette's available head-up display shows vehicle and engine speeds. It can also be configured to show handling information, including lateral acceleration. The display can be switched off, but, on the whole, it is useful. The available navigation system absorbs, but doesn't complicate, audio functions. Its responsive voice-recognition feature further simplifies things." -- Consumer Guide
- "A handsome new Custom Leather-Wrapped Interior Package adds two-tone leather inserts to the dash and console area, a nice touch for those who prefer to customize their rides." -- Kelley Blue Book
The 2010 Corvette coupe and convertible provide 22.4 and 11 cubic feet of storage room, respectively. Reviewers are satisfied with its large cargo hold, and -- on balance -- find that it enhances the Corvette's practicality.
- "Both body styles have sufficient space for two golf bags, but liftover is high, and coupes lack a partition between cargo hold and cabin. Note that the convertible has small storage cubbies located behind the rear seats. Cockpit storage is otherwise minuscule." -- Consumer Guide
- "There's quite a bit of luggage room beneath the rear hatch, and several little cubbyholes up front for change and cell phones, aside from the glove compartment and center console." -- Orlando Sentinel
- "Trunk room is pretty good, but getting objects in or out of the high cargo opening can be a strain." -- MSN