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.
The Appealing New 2016 VoltRead More
Consumer Reports reviews the 2016 Volt and has some very positive things to say.
“With the Volt’s small 8.9 gallon fuel tank, that translates to additional 320 miles range, in addition to the electric-only portion, for a total range of 370 miles. That puts the 2016 Chevrolet Volt almost on par with conventional cars. No range anxiety here.”
“Regardless of mode, the Volt benefits from an immediate and smooth power delivery thanks to the electric motor’s torque. GM claims a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 8.4 seconds.”
Read what the leading consumer mag has to say about the revolutionary new Chevy Volt.
The longer, leaner, sexier new 2016 MalibuRead More
Enjoy an honest, interesting, and energetic review of the new 2016 Malibu by the The Fast Lane Car. Find out what the reviewer has to say about this lively, roomy, high tech new model. See for yourself, it’s a whole different Malibu.