2020 Chevy Corvette EPA-rated for 15 mpg city, 27 mpg highway
Just before the yellow and silver Corvette C8.Rs gulped fuel by the barrel over the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona, Chevrolet released the (much tamer) fuel consumption of the production 2020 Corvette Stingray road car.
The C8’s mid-mounted LT2, paired with the purpose-built Tremec dual-clutch automatic transmission, will return 15 mpg in the city and 27 in the city (19 mpg combined) on the EPA cycle. Not too shabby for a sub-3.0 second car that’s priced around $60,000.
The C8’s fuel economy numbers are an improvement over the outgoing 2019 C7’s 15/25 city/highway mpg stats (with an automatic transmission). For reference, the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera performs slightly better around town (18 mpg), but its 24 highway rating falls short of the C8’s 27 mpg. If you’re looking for a domestic comparison, the C8’s ratings fare well against the 2020 Mustang GT350’s 14 city and 21 highway stats—though the GT350 is exclusively available with a manual gearbox.
Corvette chief engineer Ed Piatek, on hand at Daytona, indicated the C8 Corvette would have a range of 500 miles. That kind of long-leggedness makes the C8 ’Vette a solid road-trip companion, capable of distant stretches without needing to fill up. Time to start planning…