2017 Chevrolet Trax

PHOENIX — It’s been just two years since Chevrolet introduced its diminutive four-door, five-passenger crossover to the booming utility vehicle segment. GM has sent the Trax back for a refreshing to its front and rear looks, interior, and has made a few other minor changes in response to increased competition in the segment. The refresh also addressed some of Trax’s initial flaws.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch

PALM BEACH, Fla. — All new for 2017, the Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback joins its sedan sibling in delivering a world-class cabin, tons of technical doodads and solid fuel economy for a competitive price. It may not send droves of owners scampering to trade in their Civics, but it can certainly go toe to toe with the Honda, or any of the other Asian compacts for that matter.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt

HOUSTON — When Chevrolet introduced the 2017 Bolt EV…totally electric or battery electric vehicle…it fulfilled their promise to offer a long-range, affordable electric vehicle for the masses.  This plug-in electric car represents a big step forward in EV design offering
more than 200 miles of range on a full charge.

Chevrolet Volt — Best of both worlds

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The key number for the new 2017 Chevrolet Volt is 53. Although the number 53 is only the beginning of the story for the second-generation plug-in hybrid, it is extremely important, especially if gas prices start heading north again. Fifty-three is the remarkable number of miles the new compact Volt can be driven in all-electric mode according to EPA measurements. That's an incredible number even in this age where 20-to-30-mile electric range on plug-in hybrids is the new norm.

Chevrolet Cruze — Adding style to the compact segment

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The first Chevrolet Cruze — which reached market in 2011 — went a long way to erase the memories of the Cobalt and Cavalier, for decades Chevrolet's rather lack-luster entries into the competitive compact car segment. So when the second-generation Cruze was introduced last year as a 2016 model it wouldn't have been surprising to see Chevrolet rest on its laurels, playing it safe with an updated clone of the first generation.

Chevrolet Camaro — Performance personified

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Shortly after the Chevrolet Camaro hit the streets in September 1966 as a 1967 model it was transformed into a muscle car outfitted with Chevy's 4.9-liter V-8, designed to do battle with the spectacularly popular Ford Mustang — and so the aptly named pony car wars were born. Mustang and Camaro were soon joined by other sporty, performance-oriented entries such as the Pontiac Firebird, Plymouth Barracuda, and Dodge Challenger.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

INDIANAPOLIS — Chevy Malibu is a storied nameplate, dating to 1964, with generations behind it — some icons and others bombs.  Two generations ago, Malibu debuted with elegant European styling, two-tone interiors, and rear legroom that was the envy of mainstream mid-sizers.  Then, Chevrolet moved Malibu to its shorter mid-size architecture and gave it granny styling that crunched rear legs and left it blending into a sea of sculpted competitors.  It wasn’t a bad car — just boring.  That changes for 2016.

Chevrolet Corvette convertible — The epitome of open air driving

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

We were impressed with the new-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray during our time behind the wheel last year. We simply couldn't remember a vehicle that delivered so many things so well. Our opinion didn't change after a fun-filled week in a 2016 Corvette convertible. The bottom line — you don't have to sacrifice one iota of performance and handling with the droptop.

Chevrolet Trax — Urban crossover runabout

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The subcompact Chevrolet Trax was a bit late to the game of the exploding crossover segment, delayed over concerns regarding sales. It had been sold in other parts of the world for several years, and by not arriving here until the 2015 model year the Trax had the advantage of gaining some of the mid-cycle updates— including structural advancements — accorded its upscale platform mate, the Buick Encore.

Chevrolet SS — All-American sports sedan from down under

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The Chevrolet SS arrived for the 2014 model year the embodiment of a true modern-day muscle car sedan, oozing an in-your-face All-American attitude with its rumbling Corvette-derived V-8 engine, the antithesis of the polished BMW M5. But the big Chevy sedan is more than just old-school tire-burning muscle, displaying its own brand of sophistication that includes the precision dynamics of a European sports sedan.