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2014 Stingray Gets 29 MPG; One More Reason to Love the Corvette

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On: Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 11:04AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett

2014 Stingray Gets 29 MPG; One More Reason to Love the Corvette

The Corvette is one of America’s most loved cars of all time. This vehicle has consistently been the standard that has kept every other American-made sports cars in their place. Not many people look to the powerful Corvette and expect to be impressed with the fuel economy, but a press release concerning the gas mileage about the 2014 Corvette Stingray has left many in awe of this machine in yet another way.

Every new announcement or release of information about the 2014 Corvette Stingray has enthusiasts champing at the bit in anticipation—waiting to get their chance to test drive and own one of these impressive sports cars.

It was earlier announced that the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray model would have an LT1 motor that will put out 455 horsepower with 460 lbs-ft of torque. Information also revealed it as mighty affordable (at least when you compare it to other years and high end exotics with similar specs), coming to the market starting out a $51,995.

Corvette has always seemed to have an impressive edge over other American-made sports cars when it comes to gas mileage. When you compare a 1997 Corvette with V8 5.7L LS1 and automatic 4-speed transmission to a very similar 1998 Pontiac Trans Am with the same motor and similar transmission, you’ll find that Corvette towers over its GM cousin, getting 24 highway miles to the gallon to the Trans Am’s 22 MPG. The 2014 Corvette is an improvement even on its own previous year models—with an 11% fuel economy gain from the Corvettes made a year before.

By scrolling through the comparison charts on FuelEconomy.Gov, you can easily see that the Corvette is actually a leader in gas mileage among the 2014 Chevy models. Naturally, other models in the lineup surpass the Corvette, but those include cars with much smaller engines and EVs.

EPA’s window sticker will show that it gets 17 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. These ratings pertain to the models equipped with the standard 7-speed manual transmission; no word has been given yet on the option 6-speed automatic paddle-shift-equipped models. Ratings are also an average between the two driving modes—tour & eco. The new Stingray offers even more impressive economy when driven in eco-mode, with an estimated average of 30 miles per gallon.

This latest fuel economy improvement makes the 2014 Corvette Stingray the most fuel efficient American-made sports car to date. There are no other models available which offer that level of horsepower combined with these kinds of EPA fuel ratings.


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