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[Special CorvSport Feature] C8 Durability and Reliability Update: 2020-2023… Part 1

This comprehensive 2-part feature will offer two perspectives, industry reports and anecdotal experiences from social media

As we wrap up production of the 2023 model year (with a possible record on the way), and approach the fifth year of cranking off C8s at the Bowling Green assembly plant, CorvSport did a deep dive into the durability and reliability of the revolutionary eighth-generation Corvette.

I’ll be offering TWO perspectives: (1) Industry reports from research companies J.D. Power and Consumer Reports, and (2) My extensive experience perusing multiple C8-dedicated Facebook pages daily. Part one will feature the industry reports, with part two covering the anecdotal data coming soon.

Durability and Reliability Results From J.D. Power

First, the guidelines for each J.D. Power award:

  • Initial Quality Study (IQS): The J.D. Power Quality ratings and awards are based on feedback of verified car owners who have owned or leased their new car for 90 days. This rating focuses on problems experienced by verified owners and has been shown over the years to be an excellent predictor of long-term durability. Simply put, the fewer the problems, the higher the score.
  • Highest Dependability: The Dependability ratings and awards measure reliability based on the responses from more than 80,000 verified owners of 3-year-old vehicles annually. This rating focuses on the type and number of problems owners experienced during the preceding 12 months with their 3-year-old vehicle. The fewer the number of problems reported by car owners, the higher the score.
  • Highest Performance: J.D. Power Performance ratings and awards are based on the driving experience feedback of verified car owners who have owned their vehicle for 90 days. This rating includes their opinions of the engine, transmission, driving dynamics, seat comfort, usability of technology, feel of safety and visibility.

1) 2020 J.D. Power Results:

2) 2021 J.D. Power Results:

3) 2022 J.D. Power Results:

4) 2023 J.D. Power Results:

Miscellaneous Results From Consumer Reports

1) Corvette Beats Porsche 911 as Consumer Report’s Most Satisfying Car to Own: Source 1, Source 2

2) Consumer Reports Gives the 2023 Corvette a Recommended Rating: Source 1

3) C8 Corvette Among Best Cars Tested By Consumer Reports: Source 1

I hope you have found this special CorvSport feature useful and informative. As always, we have an active community on our Facebook page, I would love to see you there!  Douglas B.