2019 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2018 Aston Martin Vantage

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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The Corvette has standard OnStar®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Vantage doesn’t offer a GPS response system, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Corvette and the Vantage have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and daytime running lights.


Chevrolet’s powertrain warranty covers the Corvette 2 years longer than Aston Martin covers the Vantage. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Vantage ends after only 3 years.

Chevrolet pays for the first scheduled maintenance on the Corvette. Chevrolet will pay for the first oil change, lubrication and any other required maintenance in the first year. Aston Martin doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Vantage.

There are over 81 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Aston Martin dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Corvette’s warranty.


The Corvette Z06’s standard 6.2 supercharged V8 produces 147 more horsepower (650 vs. 503) and 134 lbs.-ft. more torque (650 vs. 516) than the Vantage’s 4.0 turbo V8. The Corvette ZR1’s standard 6.2 supercharged V8 produces 252 more horsepower (755 vs. 503) and 199 lbs.-ft. more torque (715 vs. 516) than the Vantage’s 4.0 turbo V8.

Fuel Economy and Range

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Corvette’s fuel efficiency. The Vantage doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Chevrolet Corvette uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The Vantage requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Corvette has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Vantage doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.


The Corvette offers a manual transmission for better acceleration, control and fuel economy. The Vantage doesn’t offer a manual transmission.

Brakes and Stopping

The Corvette Z06/Grand Sport offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The Vantage doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Corvette Z06/Grand Sport/ZR1’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Vantage (F:285/30R19 & R:335/25R20 vs. F:255/40R20 & R:295/35R20).

The Corvette’s standard 245/35R19 front and 285/30R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Vantage’s 40 series front and 35 series rear tires. The Corvette Z06/Grand Sport/ZR1’s 285/30R19 front and 335/25R20 rear tires have a lower 30 series front and 25 series rear profile than the Vantage’s 40 series front and 35 series rear tires.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the Corvette can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Vantage doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Cargo Capacity

With its convertible body style, valet key and remote trunk release lockout, the Corvette offers cargo security. The Vantage’s defeats cargo security.


The Corvette Auto has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Vantage doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Corvette offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Vantage doesn’t offer a heads-up display.


The Corvette was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 14 of the last 21 years. The Vantage has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

The Corvette was selected by Automobile Magazine as their 2014 Car of the Year. The Vantage has never been chosen.

A group of representative automotive journalists from North America selected the Corvette as the 2014 North American Car of the Year. The Vantage has never been chosen.

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