2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Jan 19th
Buyers are shunning sedans to join the lemming-like rush to crossovers, dropping the car share of the market from 50 percent to 43 percent in just three years. If regular gasoline zooms past $3.60 per gallon, as it did in 2012, many of these defectors may pine for the fuel efficiency of a modern four-door family sedan. That’s when the…
2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Jan 16th
When Chevy brought back the Malibu nameplate for 1997, the resultant automobile carried the treacly tagline “The car you knew America could build,” as if to finally admit that the preceding two decades of Chevrolet automobiles had largely been misbegotten junk. That car still lacked the style and quality of the Japanese offerings of the era, and its inoffensive blandness…
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback

Jan 13th
Our multiple encounters with Chevrolet’s second-generation Cruze sedan have been entirely cordial. It placed third in a recent five-car comparison test, in which the modest compact pleased us with its quiet cabin and good looks, as well as its overall comfort. We ranked it ahead of the Hyundai Elantra and the Nissan Sentra in that test but found it less…
2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

Jan 12th
When it comes to muscle cars, conventional logic equates convertibles with compromise—more show means less go. Heavier than their coupe counterparts and often more softly sprung and with flimsier structures, ragtops have almost always lagged behind hardtops when asked to do what these cars were designed to do in the first place: go fast.In the case of the 2016 Chevrolet…
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

Jan 6th
WHAT WE LIKE:As we slide past 30,000 miles in the Camaro, we’ve filled its tank 122 times and are hanging onto a 20-mpg average, including a best tankful of 26 mpg. That average fuel economy is identical to our long-term Ford Mustang’s at this same milestone in its test. All of this matters not one whit, however. Because—and possibly you’ve…
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

Jan 6th
Big looks good when you’re Bill Gates eyeing his double-decker yacht sitting in the bay, but maybe not so much when you’re handed a blind-date dinner bill that could be confused for a phone number. Chevrolet’s time-honored Tahoe falls on both the good and the bad sides of bigness. On one hand, it’s a comfortably appointed people hauler that features…
2017 Chevrolet Colorado

Jan 4th
There is one constant in the world of pickup trucks­—year after year, trucks become more capable and more powerful. Two years after re-entering the mid-size-truck market, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado hits the streets carrying the same mass yet packing more power and more gears. Here we go again: Another escalation in the pickup-truck arms race.For 2017, the Colorado—and its GMC…
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Jan 4th
Those seeking a compact car with a stick shift usually fall into one of three categories: Budget buyers on the prowl for the best deal (perhaps subscribing to the theory that manual transmissions yield better fuel economy), game-show winners, and those looking for a more involving, fun driving experience. We fall into the last camp, and the excellent driving dynamics…
2016 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

Jan 2nd
The Chevy Camaro offers three engine choices. Two of them lie on the spectacular side of the spectrum, but the third, the new 2.0-liter turbo four, isn’t quite up to the excellence of the rest of the car. It’s the engine with the faint turbo whistle, the one that moans like no Camaro should.A Camaro with an inline-four sounds about…
2017 Chevrolet Trax

Jan 1st
At six-eleven, the New Orleans Pelicans’ center DeMarcus Cousins towers over the 64.8-inch-tall Chevrolet Trax crossover. Like the NBA All-Star center, though, the Chevy’s height is key to its function. As are many of its closest competitors, the Trax is essentially a raised version of a subcompact hatchback, in this case the Chevrolet Sonic.Chevrolet sure has taken the lift seriously…
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

Jan 1st
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is built from some of the most awesome automotive hardware there is. Its magnetorheological dampers read the road 1000 times per second. An electronically controlled limited-slip differential metes torque between the rear wheels with microchip-controlled precision. A wet-sump variant of the Corvette Z06’s supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 delivers incredible thrust. The Camaro ZL1 packs 650…
2017 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

Dec 25th
In the interest of full disclosure, we’ll begin our official first-drive review of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 1LE by admitting that this is not actually our first drive of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro V-6 1LE. That happened during the 2016 Lightning Lap competition, where the six-cylinder Camaro 1LE and the V-8–powered Camaro SS 1LE not only showed up, but…