MotorWeek’s 2020 “Best of the Year”: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

TV series' annual Drivers' Choice Award winners announced at Chicago Auto Show  


CHICAGO – The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the newest generation of an American icon, is MotorWeek’s 2020 Drivers’ Choice Award winner for “Best of the Year.” The full slate of awards was announced today on the floor of the Chicago Auto Show, the nation’s largest consumer automotive showcase. MotorWeek, TV’s original automotive magazine, has evaluated thousands of impressive cars in nearly four decades – and this year’s top winner deserves all the accolades it will surely receive.

MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Awards evaluators expressed that this iteration of Stingray, 66 years in the making, has been well worth the wait. Described as precise, confident, and incredibly responsive, with driver-centric cockpit and ergonomics, they said the Corvette Stingray breaks all the rules by its predecessors. This eight generation design is the first production Corvette with the engine mounted behind the driver, while producing an amazingly quiet cabin environment.

MotorWeek Creator and Host John Davis said, “Chevrolet has managed to engineer a vehicle that delivers on performance, comfort, technology, and aesthetics, the likes of which will give its global rivals more than a little heart burn, and they’ve done it all for a base price of just under $60,000.”

 “I love the fact that the new Stingray still centers on a naturally aspirated small block V-8. The new LT2 engine is a delight, and fits seamlessly with the super-fast shifting dual-clutch automatic,” said Davis. “The whole Stingray package is impressively well thought out and executed.”

“We’re honored to have the Corvette chosen as MotorWeek’s Best of the Year winner,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing. “The first mid-engine Corvette represents a huge milestone for Chevrolet and we’re eager for customers to get behind the wheel.”

Th 2020 Drivers’ Choice Award winners are featured on, and will appear on a special episode of MotorWeek (#3923) airing on public television stations beginning February 8, and on cable’s MotorTrend Network beginning February 18. 

MotorWeek and the 2020 Drivers’ Choice Awards are nationally sponsored by The Tire Rack® and RockAuto. 

One of the auto industry’s most coveted honors, MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Awards were announced at the largest consumer-driven auto show in North America, the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.

In selecting the annual Drivers’ Choice Awards the MotorWeek editorial staff evaluates more than 150 cars, trucks, and sports utility vehicles every year. Winners are chosen based on driving performance, technology, practicality, fuel efficiency, and value for the dollar.

2020 Drivers’ Choice Award Winners:

Best Small Car                                    Mazda3

Best Family Sedan                             Hyundai Sonata

Best Convertible                                BMW Z4

Best Luxury Sedan                             Audi A6

Best Sport Sedan                               BMW 3 Series

Best Sport Coupe                               Toyota GR Supra

Best Performance Car                       Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Best Small Utility                               Toyota RAV4*

Best Midsize Utility                         Honda Passport

Best Large Utility                               Hyundai Palisade                                                                                                                   

    Kia Telluride

Best Luxury Utility                             Mercedes-Benz GLE

Best Pickup Truck                              Ram Pickup Trucks*

Best Eco-Friendly                               Kia Niro

Best Dream Machine                        Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

                                                           Mercedes-AMG GT R

                                                           Porsche Taycan Turbo S

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* Denotes Repeat Winner from 2019