2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray: Winter Road Trip MPG
January 22, 2014
26.6 mpg over 2,486 miles on winter tires through a blizzard. Amazing. Our long-term 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray continues to impress.
With the Detroit Auto Show looming, I decided to drive our Lime Rock Green Corvette from our Edmunds Santa Monica headquarters all the way to downtown Detroit. Just me. Solo. Left Thursday afternoon. Hit a blizzard in Colorado 24 hours later. And checked into my Motown motel Sunday night at 10:00 p.m.
As you can see in the photo I averaged 63 mph.
You can also see the average miles per gallon figure, which was achieved on 91-octane fuel, and with judicious use of cruise control and seventh gear. I did drive all day Sunday from Kansas City to Detroit (about 750 miles) in Economy mode, which seamlessly deactivates four of the engine's eight cylinders when their performance is not needed. That day I averaged over 29 mpg. Like I said, amazing. I wish I had used that technology throughout the trip.
And then there's the Corvette's range. 450 miles on a tank is easy and 500+ is possible if you put in a little effort.
There's a reason the Corvette was named the North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show. Name another car as fast as this that can get mileage like that. Amazing.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 10,303 miles