1999 Chevrolet Corvette

  • 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Base Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      345/350
    • ENGINE
      5.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $45,220
  • 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Base Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      345/350
    • ENGINE
      5.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $38,320
  • 1999 Chevrolet Corvette Base Hatchback
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      2
    • HP/TORQUE
      345/350
    • ENGINE
      5.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $38,320
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1999 Chevrolet Corvette Review

A sporty, stylish, and powerful vehicle with a fun drive.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1999 Chevrolet Corvette is perhaps the most popular, most well-known, and most award-winning U.S.-based sports car. Production began in 1953. All models use a two-door coupe or convertible body style with either a front-engine rear-drive or a front mid-engine rear-drive layout. Furthermore, the 1999 has won its share of honors, contains an extremely powerful engine, and sells for a lower price than most cars with similar performance.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 5.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, six-speed manual
Models: Chevrolet Corvette

What's New

No significant changes alter the 1999 Chevrolet Corvette.

Exterior

The 1999 Chevrolet Corvette has a sharp, wedge-shaped profile with headlights inside the hood, which rise when turned on. The body sits low to the ground. The rear end looks flat with rounded taillights. Some exterior options and features include heated mirrors, an optional glass rear window on the base, standard dual exhaust, power door mirrors, and front fog lights as an option on the base.

Interior

The 1999 Corvette seats two in bucket seats with plenty of legroom, but getting in and out can be difficult due to the low ground clearance. The cockpit has a sport-inspired layout with centrally located and easy-to-reach controls. Some interior features for the 1999 Chevrolet Corvette include standard leather upholstery and trim, a power driver’s seat, air-conditioning, power windows, tilt steering, remote keyless entry, and a six-speaker sound system with a cassette player and an optional CD player. A power passenger seat, automatic temperature control, and memory settings for the seats provide options for the base.

Performance & Handling

The 1999 Chevrolet Corvette contains a 345-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 paired with either a four-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. It exhibits impressive speed and acceleration and has a sporty feel. The speed-sensitive steering proves accurate and responsive, and the standard four-wheel independent suspension and optional adaptive suspension function very well. Drivers get a racecar-type driving experience, and handling is top-notch with traction control.

Safety

Safety features on the 1999 Chevrolet Corvette include standard dual front-impact airbags, ABS, and traction control.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet Corvette: 17/25 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Speed
  • Acceleration
  • Performance
  • Price

You Won't Like

  • Getting in and out

Sum Up

A sporty, stylish, and powerful vehicle with a fun drive.

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