The Chevy Corvette is undoubtedly an impressive sports car. In fact, several major car reviewers and writers widely recognize it as the best car of 2020. However, most reviews were based on upgraded models with add-ons and extra features.
So you might wonder if the base-model Stingray comes with all the features that make the Corvette unique. Let’s take a look at the 2021 Corvette 1LT and go over the features that make this entry-level model distinguished in its own right.
2021 Chevy Corvette exterior
The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette is simply an impressive-looking car. Its front provides a modern aesthetic complete with narrow LED headlights and a front trunk because of its mid-engine design. The frunk is surprisingly roomy, allowing owners to store and transport a small suitcase or a few bags of groceries. The back trunk offers a bit more room. MotorTrend claims it can easily fit two full-sized golf bags.
The Corvette’s profile is spectacular. Sweeping lines make this car look classic yet modern, as does the curved back end with quad exhausts.
2021 Chevrolet Corvette interior
Chevy went all out with the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette’s interior, even with the base model. The inside looks striking, as though it costs much more than it actually does. For starters, the dual screens — one behind the steering wheel and one in the dashboard infotainment center — lend a premium feel to the interior.
The driver can control almost everything on the cockpit screen using the steering wheel. That includes the option to turn on Z mode, or customized drive-mode settings, Car and Driver reports. The steering wheel has a more angular shape instead of the completely circular designs of most other vehicles. The steering wheel’s profile isn’t likely to be a central point of conversation for most Corvette owners, but it definitely makes the interior feel even more futuristic.
Red contrast stitching also provides an eye-catching aesthetic that’s impossible to ignore from inside the vehicle. It traces lines around the interior in a conspicuous way, and it gives the cabin a little something extra.
But perhaps the most notable interior feature, especially on the base model, is the Bose sound system.
The base model’s sound system
Bose is well known for its high-end noise-canceling headphones, revolutionary audio sunglasses, and elite sound systems. And the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette base model boasts a 10-speaker Bose sound system. The speakers evenly distribute sound throughout the cabin, giving occupants a surround-sound experience. Bose uses its SurroundStage technology to make each person in the vehicle feel like they’re at the center of the music.
The Corvette also comes with Bose AudioPilot, which automatically adjusts the stereo’s volume to compensate for outside noise.
The bottom line
If you’re in the market for an affordable yet stylish sports car with modern features and a stellar sound system, the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT is your best bet. This model starts at $58,900, about $7,000 less than the 2LT model and around $12,000 cheaper than the 3LT. You just can’t beat that price for what you get with the entry-level Vette.