The Very Cool 2017 Chevrolet SonicRead More
The 2017 Chevy Sonic was featured on the list. KBB noted the Sonic is:
- One of the most affordable cars on the list
- Freshly updated with style and feature upgrades
- A compelling combination of fun, comfort, and tech
Visit your local Chevy dealer today to see how cool you look in a 2017 Chevy Sonic!
2017 Popular Mechanics Car of the Year: Chevrolet Bolt EVRead More
The write-up on the Bolt EV stated that this vehicle “fundamentally changes the economics of electric cars,” and that, “no other car at the Bolt’s price comes anywhere near its range or power.”
Other top noted aspects of the Bolt EV were:
- Spacious interior with plenty of room for 4 adults
- Excellent acceleration
- Provides a smooth and quiet ride
- An impressive 238-mile range
Check out the Bolt EV and see for yourself what all of the hype is about!
My Teenager Puts Chevrolet's Teen Driver Software To The TestRead More
It’s a sobering fact that vehicle crashes are the leading killer for U.S. teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than six die each day — a statistic even more horrifying when you consider that an additional 600 or so teens suffer vehicle-related injuries during that same 24-hour period.
Teen drivers are inexperienced, which means their likelihood of a crash rises significantly when they are distracted, speeding, or driving dangerously. In an attempt to limit some of the unnecessary carnage, nearly all states have adopted graduated driving licenses that restrict privileges for inexperienced drivers. While these laws allow teens to earn more experience during daylight hours, or while alone, challenged enforcement means it is primarily an honor system.
Chevrolet has taken a different and more proactive approach with its Teen Driver software, which is currently offered on 10 new Chevrolet vehicles. These include the Bolt EV, Camaro, Colorado, Cruze, Malibu, Silverado, Equinox, Suburban, Tahoe, and Malibu. The fully integrated system allows parents to view their teen’s driving behavior, limit poor practices, and train good habits — all without having to ride in the vehicle with them.
2017 CHEVROLET MALIBU 2.0T PREMIER FIRST TEST: WIN-WINRead More
Quicker with a slight increase in highway mileage
Although the midsize Chevrolet Malibu was completely reinvented for the 2016 model year, the automaker didn’t rest on its laurels, instead adding a significant update for the second year of the model’s ninth generation. The new GM/Ford jointly developed 9T50E nine-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous year’s Aisin Warner F8F35 eight-speed automatic behind the available 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4. (Other 2017 changes are limited to exterior color choices, a new Sport package, and revised trim features.)
We tested a top-spec 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Premier with the 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 and new nine-speed auto to see how it compared to its 2016 counterpart with the eight-speed auto. Horsepower remains at 250, but torque increases by 2 to 260 lb-ft. Not only does the 2017 Malibu feels much quicker than the 2016 model on the street, but our track testing also proves that the new transmission makes a significant difference.