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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Earns 29 MPG According to the EPA

Just the Facts:

The 2014 Corvette with manual transmission will return up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway, according to the EPA.
EPA estimates for 2014 Corvettes with the six-speed automatic transmission have not yet been released.
The EPA ratings reflect the use of premium fuel.


DETROIT — The 2014 Corvette Stingray equipped with a seven-speed manual transmission will return 17 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA's FuelEconomy.gov Web site. While the new Chevrolet Corvette does not require the use of premium fuel, it is recommended. The EPA confirms the official ratings were achieved using premium gas.

EPA estimates for 2014 Corvettes with the six-speed automatic transmission have not yet been released.

This 17/29/21 mpg EPA rating makes the 2014 the most fuel-efficient Corvette of all time. With the six-speed manual transmission, the last-generation, 2013 Corvette returned 16 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and a combined rating of 19 mpg.

As previously reported by Edmunds, the base version of the 2014 Corvette is the most powerful yet, with 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque from its 6.2L LT1 V8 engine. But Chevy has used advanced technology, like active fuel management, direct injection and variable valve timing.

In highway mileage, the 2014 Corvette edges out its closest competitors.

The 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S is rated at 19 city and 27 highway mpg. The 2014 Ford Mustang GT returns 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway. Mileage for the 2014 Nissan GT-R is rated at 16 city and 23 highway. A 2014 Jaguar F-Type will reach 20 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway. All numbers are from the EPA.

The EPA says a 2013 Viper SRT can be expected to get 12 mpg in the city and 19 on the highway.

Fuel prices, while relatively stable, have been an ongoing concern for consumers. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Monday listed the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the U.S. at $3.47 versus $3.38 a year ago.

Edmunds says: Chevy has achieved the seemingly contradictory goals of increasing the 2014 Corvette Stingray's horsepower while setting a high-mileage standard.

Thank you Frankster for the post!
 

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I think I am sticking to the Prius and cold air intake. The cold air intake will for sure make up for the power difference and will improve MPG. IT is a win-win situation :cool:
 

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It looks like they are using the ol skip shift method to get the MPGs that high. The same trick that GM has used for years and years in the Corvette. You will have to shift from 1st to 4th to get that MPG.
 

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I do not buy a Corvette for mileage but as I travel long distances (cross country multiple times with my Corvettes), I appreciate the great mileage my C6 Z06 gets. Interestingly, previous Corvette Chief Engineer Dave Hill said that the one comment folks told him the most, when he talked with them at events, was that they volunteered how great the mileage was on their last long trip.

It's another extra added bonus!
 

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I think that not everyone who is going to be buying a Stingray is a Corvette collector or a repeat Corvette customer (myself included). So, I did look at gas mileage, insurance cost, cost ownership, etc before I put a deposit on a car I have never driven before. There are too many cars out there that are comparable to the Corvette, which you could get today. So, for me, who has been car shopping since early January, it was not an easy decision.

I really had to weigh in all the positive factors that the Stingray brings to the table in order to gamble buying a car without driving it, paying full MSRP for it, and this being the first year of production; I work in the automotive/machinery manufacturing field and it is indeed risky. So, after putting all together, I came to the conclusion that the Stingray was worth waiting the 8 months even if it has to be taken to the dealership for something besides service the first year. The scary part is leaving the car at the dealership for anything because most of the times technicians do not know what they are doing and work off a technical manual when they work on new models such at this.

If you are buying horsepower, this is not the car for you. A GT500 or even a ZL1 would be a better choice. What makes the Corvette very attractive (to me as a new customer) is the fact that it has a perfect balance performance/design/cost.

Funny fact... Did you know that a gallon of gas (premium unleaded 95 octane) in Venezuela costs 11 cents/gallon? I truly miss that...

I can't wait to finally drive that little bastard :eek:
 

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I had a buddy that had a C5 Z06, and so did his father. Those two vehicles were their go to for road trips as they got the best MPG out of any of their vehicles. HA!
 

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I think that not everyone who is going to be buying a Stingray is a Corvette collector or a repeat Corvette customer (myself included). So, I did look at gas mileage, insurance cost, cost ownership, etc before I put a deposit on a car I have never driven before. There are too many cars out there that are comparable to the Corvette, which you could get today. So, for me, who has been car shopping since early January, it was not an easy decision.

I really had to weigh in all the positive factors that the Stingray brings to the table in order to gamble buying a car without driving it, paying full MSRP for it, and this being the first year of production; I work in the automotive/machinery manufacturing field and it is indeed risky. So, after putting all together, I came to the conclusion that the Stingray was worth waiting the 8 months even if it has to be taken to the dealership for something besides service the first year. The scary part is leaving the car at the dealership for anything because most of the times technicians do not know what they are doing and work off a technical manual when they work on new models such at this.

If you are buying horsepower, this is not the car for you. A GT500 or even a ZL1 would be a better choice. What makes the Corvette very attractive (to me as a new customer) is the fact that it has a perfect balance performance/design/cost.

Funny fact... Did you know that a gallon of gas (premium unleaded 95 octane) in Venezuela costs 11 cents/gallon? I truly miss that...

I can't wait to finally drive that little bastard :eek:
Are you/were you are Porsche owner? Usually "little bastard" was a term used for the James Dean Porsche 550...:cool:
 

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We drove out to Bowling Green in June and got 28mpg in or c6 conv. And better than that was no one could stay with us while we were climbing the mountings in western NC.
The only reason we take anything other than one of the vettes on vacation cargo capacity.
 
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