2021 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Efficiency and Gas Consumption

Valley Chevy features their selection of 2021 Corvettes and provides details on the different model's miles per gallon ratings

What You’ll Learn

As you read about the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette gas mileage, you’ll learn:

  • The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette miles per gallon ratings from the EPA indicate that the car can return 15 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. That’s a combined fuel efficiency score of 19 miles per gallon.
  • The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette outpaces its competitors with regard to fuel efficiency. That includes some of the most expensive foreign imports.
  • Updates to the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette, such as the cylinder deactivation system with a twin-clutch, make this vehicle the perfect merger between exciting style and thrilling performance.

2021 Corvette Gas Mileage

In 2020 Chevrolet completely overhauled the design of the Corvette, making it one of the sleekest, most powerful, and exciting performance sports cars on the market. The 2021 Corvette is no exception. From its dynamic design to its competitive engine, the 2021 Corvette follows suit. The 2021 Corvette boasts a 6.2L V-8 engine that packs a punch when it comes to performance. This high-impact engine produces 495 HP with 470 lb-ft of torque. With this in mind, the EPA rating of 15 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway is not bad when considering the amount of raw power this vehicle offers.

2021 Corvette MPG:

  • 15 Miles Per Gallon City
  • 27 Miles Per Gallon Highway
  • 19 Miles Per Gallon Combined

2021 Corvette MPG and Fuel Tank

While muscle cars and performance vehicles are usually not known for their fuel efficiency, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette outpaces its competitors, including imported foreign models. Updates to the Chevy Corvette have decreased its weight and improved its overall fuel efficiency from previous years. Compared to other sports cars in the same class, the 2021 Corvette gives you more miles to the gallon as well, in addition to completely redesigned, remarkable performance.

Combining city MPG and highway MPG, the vehicle consumes 19 miles of gas per gallon. The reduction in fuel consumption is largely due to a cylinder deactivation system with a twin-clutch. Although this is not a new technology, General Motors combined the two normally separate mechanisms in the 2021 Corvette. The eight-speed dual-clutch transmission also works to reduce the rev speed. While the rev speeds are lowered, the innovative cylinder deactivation system diminishes vibrations by absorbing more of the shock, increasing fuel economy.

The 2021 Corvette boasts an 18.5-gallon tank. This larger tank allows for less frequent trips to the gas station. You’ll experience fewer fill-ups on road trips, as the increased tank size combined with the 19 miles per gallon combined averages to a 352-mile total range, according to the EPA fuel efficiency rating. If you’re looking at highway range, 18.5 gallons at 27 miles per gallon highway will take you 499.5 miles.

2021 Corvette Gas Mileage by Trim Level

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette miles per gallon remains the same across trim levels. So regardless of the model you choose, you’ll still experience the same fuel efficiency. The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is a fantastic choice for speed, fuel efficiency, and top-tier performance at any trim level, so choose the one that appeals to you most without having to think about the fuel economy.

There are six trim levels to choose from, all of which have the 6.2-liter, eight-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission with overdrive:

  • 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT, 2 Door Coupe
  • 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1LT, 2 Door Convertible
  • 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2LT, 2 Door Coupe
  • 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2LT, 2 Door Convertible
  • 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 3LT, 2 Door Coupe
  • 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 3LT, 2 Door Convertible

The selections don’t end at these trim levels and the choice between coupes and convertibles. In fact, there are many different ways to add impressive features as you make the Corvette C8 your own. While the different trim levels and body styles are technically rated for the same gas mileage according to the EPA, it’s worth mentioning that the Corvette convertible actually might get slightly worse gas mileage once you put the top down.

Do Convertibles Get Worse Gas Mileage?

The engineers at Chevrolet leveraged considerable research and expertise when they designed the most recent Corvette, and the design isn’t just to make the vehicle look awesome, either. The C8’s shape is partially due to drag reduction, making the vehicle as aerodynamic as possible. The sharp front end of the vehicle cuts through the air, sending it smoothly over the windshield, the roof, and off the back of the vehicle.

When you remove the roof from the equation, you’re disrupting the aerodynamic flow. The exact change to fuel economy that results is up for some debate, and the truth is that it will depend on various factors. For example, you may not be experiencing as much extra drag as you roll through the streets of downtown Phoenix as you would if you were cruising down the highway or going for a new record at the track. On average, putting the top down might cost you a few miles per gallon, but that doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself of top-down cruising on a beautiful day here in Arizona!

Tips for Better Corvette Gas Mileage

Now that you’re thinking about aerodynamics, you may be wondering if there are any other tips you can follow to get better gas mileage from your 2021 Corvette C8. All of the following will help you go further on each gallon of gas:

  • Mind your speed. Most cars are at their most efficient in the range of 55 to 65 miles per hour. We know it’s tempting to see just how fast the new Corvette can go, but save that for the track. During your daily driving, following the feed limit is a great way to reduce your fuel expenses and protect your driving record from tickets at the same time.
  • Accelerate slowly. Again, we know you want to open it up every once in a while. Why else would you buy a Corvette? Still, lots of rapid acceleration puts more strain on your engine, which causes it to burn more gas
  • Get regular maintenance. Are you relieved it’s not another one about keeping your beast of a car on a short leash? Regular maintenance will help the 2021 Corvette perform better and get better fuel efficiency.
  • Use the recommended gas and oil. This vehicle is a finely-tuned driving machine, so give it what it needs to perform at the highest level.
  • Keep your tires inflated. This will help you get better mileage, and it also improves handling, which makes it a win-win situation.

Test Drive a New Corvette in Phoenix Today

If you’re looking for an exhilarating sports car that blends powerful performance with the fuel efficiency at the gas pump, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette miles per gallon ratings show that you don’t ever have to compromise form for function. But don’t just take our word for it; the best way to experience the new 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is to come in and see it for yourself!

Find a Valley Chevy location near you and stop in for a test drive.

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