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New for 2014: Chevrolet Cars

By: Jeff Youngs, 9/9/2013
2014 Chevrolet Cars Overview

From bankruptcy to boom, Chevrolet continues to move forward with an assortment of new and improved cars for 2014. One example is the redesigned Impala sedan, which boasts updated styling, added safety and convenience features, and powertrain and chassis changes that Chevy claims make the 2014 model more efficient and enjoyable to drive than its predecessor.

Also making its debut is the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. In addition to its completely revised appearance, the quintessential American sports car offers a rev-matching 7-speed manual transmission, aluminum frame, V-8 engine with cylinder-deactivation technology, and a multi-mode selector that allows drivers to control everything from the exhaust note to the suspension settings.

The Impala and Corvette Stingray are accompanied by a 2014 Camaro that's been updated with a new Z/28 model, revised front and rear styling, and interior upgrades; new Cruze Diesel model that Chevrolet claims will travel up to 46 mpg on the highway; refreshed Malibu sedan offering a new base engine, improved ride and handling, and slight styling changes; Chevy Sonic featuring a rearview camera and added safety systems; Spark lineup that now includes an electric model; and a more affordable Volt.

Last but not least is the all-new SS sedan, sourced from General Motors' Australian Holden brand. This rear-drive 4-door is equipped with a standard V-8 engine, sport-tuned suspension, and is the first Chevrolet to feature a hands-free park-assist system.


2014 Chevrolet Camaro
Serving as Chevrolet's direct competitor to the Ford Mustang, the 2014 Camaro has been updated with thinner headlights, wider LED taillights, updated instrumentation, and new options like front Recaro sport bucket seats. The familiar Z/28 name also joins the Camaro lineup, and marks the occasion with a 7.0-liter V-8 engine under its hood.

What's New:
  • Z/28 model debuts
  • Available 7.0-liter V-8 engine shared with the Corvette Z06
  • Revised headlights, grille, and front air dam
  • Improved engine cooling and aerodynamics
  • Camaro SS gains a functional hood scoop
  • Redesigned LED taillights, rear bumper, and rear diffuser
  • Updated alloy wheel options
  • Available front Recaro sport seats
  • Optional redesigned rear spoiler
  • Available full-color head-up display
  • Full-color driver information screen


2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet has completely redesigned the Corvette, which now bears the nostalgic Stingray moniker. Available in coupe and convertible body styles, the 2014 Corvette Stingray rides on an all-new aluminum platform, is equipped with a standard 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 engine featuring cylinder-deactivation technology, and directs output to the ground via a rev-matching 7-speed manual gearbox or updated 6-speed automatic transmission. For 2014, the Corvette also offers a more refined interior, driver-selectable chassis settings, Chevrolet-estimated 29 mpg on the highway, power-operated soft top operable at speeds up to 30 mph, and a Z51 Performance package consisting of an electronic limited-slip differential, dry-sump oiling system, aerodynamic enhancements, and unique wheels and tires.

What's New:
  • Completely redesigned coupe and convertible models
  • Updated interior and exterior styling
  • Stingray name is reintroduced
  • Lightweight aluminum architecture
  • Removable carbon fiber roof panels (coupe)
  • Power-retractable soft top (convertible)
  • 6.2-liter V-8 engine with cylinder-deactivation technology
  • Improved fuel economy and performance
  • 7-speed manual transmission with rev-matching feature
  • Updated 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Electric power steering
  • 5-mode drive selector controls exhaust note, suspension settings, gauge display, launch control, and more
  • Carbon fiber hood
  • Smaller sport steering wheel
  • Two redesigned seat choices (GT and Competition Sport)
  • Center console-mounted passenger grab bar
  • Additional soft-touch surfaces
  • Updated configurable display screens
  • 8-inch touch-screen display with gesture-recognition technology
  • Available aluminum and carbon fiber interior trim


2014 Chevrolet SS
NASCAR fans recognize the all-new 2014 Chevrolet SS as the model driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, and several others. In reality, a few headlight, taillight, and grille stickers are all that connect those racecars to the street versions available from local dealers. After an 18-year absence, the rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered high-performance sedan returns to the Chevrolet lineup, and does so with 415 horsepower, 5-passenger seating, and a Chevy-estimated 0-60 mph time of roughly 5 seconds.

What's New:
  • Rear-wheel-drive performance sedan
  • 6.2-liter V-8 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • First Chevrolet model to offer a park-assist system
  • Architecture shared with the Chevrolet Camaro
  • Aluminum hood and trunk lid
  • Full-color head-up display
  • Full-color driver-information screen
  • Black interior
  • Standard heated and cooled front seats
  • Standard 8-inch touch-screen display
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Standard lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring systems


2014 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy's compact sedan is expected to be redesigned for the 2015 or 2016 model year, but for 2014, the news is all about the new Cruze Diesel variant. Powered by a turbocharged, 4-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 151 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque, this Volkswagen Jetta TDI competitor offers an EPA-estimated 46 mpg on the highway.

What's New:
  • Cruze Diesel model
  • Available 2.0-liter, turbocharged diesel engine
  • Paint colors, including Red Hot, Rainforest Green Metallic, Tungsten Metallic, and Blue Ray Metallic


2014 Chevrolet Impala
The full-size Chevrolet Impala sedan has been thoroughly overhauled for 2014, and now offers more contemporary styling, a choice of three engines including an all-new 196-horsepower 4-cylinder and 305-horsepower V-6, updated comfort and convenience technologies, and safety systems such as forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, intelligent cruise control, and a rearview camera.

What's New:
  • Completely redesigned
  • Updated interior and exterior styling
  • Available 8-inch touch-screen display
  • Available HID headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Increased front and rear leg room
  • Available active noise cancellation technology
  • More standard safety features
  • Electric power steering
  • Refined suspension tuning
  • Choice of one V-6 or two 4-cylinder engines
  • Increased chassis rigidity for improved ride and handling
  • Reshaped seat bolsters
  • Full-color driver information screen
  • Available premium surround-sound system
  • Optional heated and cooled front seats
  • OnStar touch-screen integration
  • Longer wheelbase and wider track than previous Impala


2014 Chevrolet Malibu
Like the all-new Impala, the updated 2014 Chevrolet Malibu's standard engine is the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that delivers 196 horsepower and features a start/stop assist system to improve fuel efficiency. The eAssist hybrid powertrain is also available, as is a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that now boasts 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Buyers have the choice of LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels.

What's New:
  • Standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with start/stop assist technology
  • 6-speed automatic transmission updated for improved efficiency
  • Rear-seat knee space extended by 1.25 inches
  • Restyled front end
  • Available 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine offers additional torque
  • Redesigned front center console
  • Updated suspension
  • Revised steering and braking calibration
  • Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems


2014 Chevrolet Sonic
The 2014 Chevrolet Sonic subcompact is available in LS, LT, and LTZ sedan form, or as a 5-door RS model. Among the updates for 2014 are the addition of a rearview camera (standard on LTZ and RS variants), and a new LT Promotional package that includes Chevrolet MyLink, fog lights, and a power tilt/slide moonroof.

What's New:
  • Rearview camera standard on LTZ and RS trim levels
  • Rearview camera optional on LT trim level
  • Ashen Gray Metallic, Red Hot, and Cool Blue paint colors
  • Available forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning systems
  • LT Promotional package


2014 Chevrolet Spark
Several new dealer-installed accessories are now available for the tiny Spark, including a roof rack, fog lights, and interior upgrade kits. Chevy has also made a continuously variable transmission (CVT) available for buyers searching for maximum fuel efficiency. However, the big news is the debut of the Spark EV electric model, which offers an EPA-estimated 119 MPGe (miles-per-gallon of gasoline equivalent) and 82-mile range.

What's New:
  • Electric Spark EV model debuts
  • Standard automatic headlights
  • Additional add-on exterior accessories
  • Optional CVT
  • Improved fuel economy


2014 Chevrolet Volt
The Chevrolet Volt has been carried over unchanged, with the exception of two new paint colors and the addition of a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel. Likely more significant to shoppers is a base price that's been dropped by $5,000.

What's New:
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • New Ashen Gray Metallic and Brownstone Metallic paint colors
  • Base price lowered by $5,000

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