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The Chevrolet Corvette continues to be one of America’s favorite sports cars. Sure, it has a few flaws, such as iffy traction in bad weather and challenging seat access. Still, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. Here are the areas where 2023 Corvette owners are most satisfied with this model year.

2023 Chevy Corvette owners appreciate the well-insulated cabin

2023 Chevy Corvette owners like the cozy interior
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Since its 2020 redesign, the Chevy Corvette is quieter than ever. The cabin is free of disturbances due to vibrations or road noise. We probably owe that to the Vette’s active noise cancellation and stiff chassis, the latter engineered to keep noise at a minimum. 

Given that the engine is close to the driver’s ears, creating a quiet cabin isn’t an easy feat. The current Corvette generation has a mid-engine design with a standard 6.2-liter V8 harnessing 490 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The eight-speed dual-clutch automatic also has no any outstanding noise complaints. 

That transmission also pairs with an optional 5.8-liter V8 harnessing 670 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Both powertrain choices boast a satisfying engine note. In addition, buyers can also add a performance exhaust as a part of the Z51 package. 

Drivers also enjoy the sound system quality

Corvette owners report their music sounds excellent. That’s thanks to premium Bose speakers. The base Stingray has a 10-speaker Bose system with SurroundStage, CenterPoint, and Audiopilot technology. This setup provides standard surround sound, and CenterPoint helps convert any song into multiple channels for an improved listening experience. AudioPilot automatically adjusts the audio volume levels based on the ambient noise inside the cabin.

The upgraded Bose Performance sound system is standard in the Stingray 2LT and 3LT trims. It features four extra speakers and additional Active Sound Management features. These settings work with the engine to reduce unwanted noise or harmonize the music to match the satisfying growl from either V8. 

The cozy ride keeps 2023 Corvette owners satisfied

2023 Chevy Corvette owners like the well-insulated cabin
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The standard Stingray has a stiff suspension to enhance its athletic handling, which doesn’t always equate to a smooth ride. However, every 2023 Corvette model can be optioned with a Magnetic Selective Ride Control adaptive suspension. It automatically adjusts every 10 to 15 milliseconds to absorb the impact of road imperfections. Each trim also has a drive mode selector featuring a Tour preset to make the ride as smooth as possible.

However, because the Corvette is a two-seater, only two riders can enjoy these comfy cruising abilities. The base model features leather seats, which can be upgraded to sports bucket seats for an upcharge. GT2 bolstered sports seats are available starting on the 2LT trim, as are standard heating and ventilation settings.

Despite its limited seating capacity, the cabin provides spacious passenger accommodations. It offers nearly 43 inches of legroom and about 38 inches of headroom. The wide center stack ensures both riders have enough personal space between them. Still, convertible Corvette owners can drop the top if they feel too cramped.

Even with its potent engines and race-ready mechanical setup, performance isn’t one of the Corvette’s greatest highlights on J.D. Power owner surveys. Perhaps it’s because all three of the Vette’s fan-favorite areas usually aren’t where a sports car excels. Universal appeal for any vehicle is hard to find, but the 2023 Chevy Corvette is an excellent option for thrill-seekers and casual drivers alike.