2014 Chevrolet Corvette Wins AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award
There is no doubt the all new C7 Corvette has recast America’s sports car in ways that ring the buyers’ bells. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the highest scoring Sports Car in AutoPacific’s 2014 Ideal Vehicle Award research. The designers, planners and engineers at Chevrolet did an outstanding job listening to what their customers wanted. The Corvette was at the top of its category against some impressive competitors such as the Porsche Cayman, Porsche Boxster, MINI Coupe, Mazda MX-5, Nissan 370Z, and the Mercedes-Benz SLK. The C6 Corvette previously won the Ideal Vehicle Award for the 2012 model year. The Corvette has won AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award for the last three years in a row. George Peterson, President of AutoPacific, says, “Chevrolet has improved the Corvette in all ways. They have achieved a rare one-two win of AutoPacific’s annual owner-based awards. Not only is the Corvette satisfying its buyers, but it is also an ideal interpretation of the iconic American sports car.”
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette owners are satisfied with their vehicle and do not want much change. Of the fifteen categories in the Idea Vehicle survey battery, the 2014 Corvette leads or ties in four satisfaction categories and was within three percentage points or another five.
The top five highest ratings by Corvette are: same exterior styling, same exterior size, same ride/handling, same interior lighting, and same seat fit as now.
Although the Corvette led in its category there are several things owners would change. Owners would like it to be easier to get in and out of the vehicle (they don’t want to crawl out of the driver’s seat with their hands on the ground?), want simpler information and entertainment system, better driver visibility (it’s a sports car, already!), and more power and acceleration (owners of high-powered sports cars always want MORE).