Car of the Year: The 2014 Corvette Stingray
By: Cara Boyer
January 24, 2014
While we’re only a month into the New Year, 2014 is off to a great start for Chevrolet. For the first time in history, Chevy swept the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards.
A panel of nearly 50 automotive experts was responsible for selecting the 2014 North American Car of the Year, and it should come as no surprise that the 2014 Corvette Stingray won the title. Have you seen this thing? While the Stingray is a beautiful, no, gorgeous, piece of machinery, it also met (and surpassed) standards of comfort, design, safety, value and more. Hence, the win.
The winners were announced at the North American International Auto Show on Monday, January 13, where both vehicles (the 2014 Chevy Silverado won Truck of the Year) were prominently on display.
The Corvette has gone through quite the evolution over the past 61 years, and the 2014 Stingray is the best model yet. Its 6.2-L, LT1 V-8 engine goes from zero to 60 in 3.8 seconds, and the car received a 9.3 out of 10 overall KBB consumer rating. Plus, with an EPA estimated 29 MPG highway, the 2014 Stingray gets great gas mileage for a sports car. Additionally, with a starting price of $51,000, it’s much more affordable than similar cars in its class.
The 2014 Chevy Stingray has racked up more wins than just North American Car of the Year. Automobile Magazine declared the 2014 Stingray the Automobile of the Year back in November. The same month, the Stingray was named 2013 Innovation Vehicle of the Year by the Motor Press Guild (the biggest auto media group in North America, so kind of a big deal). The Stingray may have a pretty face, but it’s also the best base-model Corvette to date.
The 2015 Chevy Stingray Z06 Supercar was also announced at the North American International Auto Show and is, well, super. With a supercharged 6.2-L V8 engine with 635 lbs/ft of standard torque and at least 625 horsepower, I wouldn’t be surprised if it takes the award next year, too. Stay tuned!