Tag: Chevrolet

Chicago Auto Show: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

One of the prettiest cars I’ve seen at the Chicago Auto Show far is the all-new Corvette Stingray. I could sit in front of the turn-table for hours and just watch it rotate. When the show opens to the public, I anticipate this display will be packed. So, here’s my up-close look … Now who... Read more »

Jill vs. the Chevrolet Cruze ... again

Those of you who follow me know that I’ve had an ongoing battle with the Chevrolet Cruze and my fuel economy. So, when I ended up in a low-mileage 2013 Chevrolet Cruze as a rental car, I figured I’d see if I could do any better this time. And I encouraged my tweeps to make... Read more »

Photo Gallery: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

The Chevrolet Sonic has been around for about a year now, but this is the first chance I’ve had to spend some quality time with the vehicle. You’d think Chevy was hiding it from me or something. And I have no idea why they’d do that because what I have to say is this: The... Read more »

First look: 2013 Chevrolet Spark

First look: 2013 Chevrolet Spark
OK. I officially saw the coolest thing ever in the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Spark. Yes, ever. For now, at least. Chevrolet brought the Spark to Chicago for a whirlwind media tour, and the first thing they demo’d for me was the new technology inside this pint-sized car. Hello, BringGo. Rather than giving this mini car... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show opens today

Chicago Auto Show opens today
The Chicago Auto Show opened to the public today at 10 a.m. and runs through Sunday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. While the show is a little light on concept cars this year, there is plenty at McCormick Place to keep you enthralled, including 4 test tracks where you can take a ride (Jeep, Ram,... Read more »

Today's Rave: Chevrolet Camaro heads up display

The heads up display, which is often only seen on high-end cars, showed up on the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro test car. And, while I was surprised, I loved it. Especially since the top of the steering wheel covered my speedometer. Drat, no excuse not to know the speed limit. When a new song comes on... Read more »

How can a turbo engine be more fuel efficient?

A few weeks ago, I entered into a discussion with a couple of co-workers about the turbocharged engine in the Chevrolet Cruze Eco. When I put the words “turbocharged” and “fuel-efficient” in the same sentence, they pounced on me, sure that I was incorrect in with my facts. Not having ready access to the Internet,... Read more »

So whadahyawannaknow? 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

I recently drove the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model with the 6-speed manual transmission. Overall, it was a great test week, and I thoroughly enjoyed the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine as well as the MT. Cruze, the Eco model specifically, is quickly becoming Chevrolet’s shining star with an estimated 42 mpg on the highway and attractive... Read more »

Today's Rave: OnStar

I’m driving the Chevrolet Cruze Eco this week, which gives me the chance to spend a week with one of my all-time favorite features from any manufacturer across any vehicle I’ve ever driven: OnStar. All you have to do is press the blue button and you can get anything from restaurant suggestions to directions that... Read more »

Jill's Auto Minute for June 1

On today’s hit list: The Chevrolet Cruze Eco model, May auto sales and the government bailout. Today’s links referenced in the video: May slide 4% on rising fuel prices, tight vehicle supplies GM, Chrysler bailout loans could cost tax payers up to $16B Who to follow on Twitter: @CleanMPG