Odd Mix of Materials - 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Long-Term Road Test

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Odd Mix of Materials

July 03, 2014

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

There aren't many things I dislike about our 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray but this is one of the small ones.

The materials used on the steering wheel are a mix of metal and plastic that looks and feels odd. On one hand there's the metal trim that rings the center air bag pad. I'm not even sure what it's made of exactly, but it looks sharp and contrasts with the leather wrapping on the rim nicely.

On the other hand, there's the satellite control buttons. They are most definitely plastic, and not very good looking plastic at that. Sitting directly adjacent to the nicely textured metal trim doesn't help the situation.

It's one of those small things that I can't help notice every time I'm in the car. It's a shame, too, as the rest of the interior is nicely done.  

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 22,278 miles

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