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2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Coupe - Overview

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$21,015 – $27,740 MSRP

$19,859 – $26,214 Invoice

18 / 27 MPG City/Hwy

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Power Circle Ratings

Overall Quality 2.0

Overall Performance and Design 2.0

Overall Dependability 5.0

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2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Coupe

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Overview

What's New
Chevy's big 2-door coupe gets a host of detail changes for 2007, including four new paint colors (including an extra-cost Red Jewel Tintcoat) and a tire-pressure-monitoring system. The LTZ model has been discontinued, leaving LS, LT, and SS trim levels. Monte Carlo LT models get additional standard equipment including 17-inch alloy wheels, while SS models get standard XM Satellite Radio and an optional Rally Stripe package. The 3.9-liter V-6 has been dropped, leaving the 3.5 V-6 and 5.3 V-8 as the only engine choices; the V-6 is available in an E85-compatible FlexFuel version.

Overview
The Monte Carlo was introduced in 1970 as Chevrolet's first "personal luxury" coupe. It was a large car with a long hood and offered a choice of powerful V-8 engines. The Monte Carlo was discontinued in 1988, only to be reborn in 1995 as an anonymous front-wheel-drive coupe. The current version of the Monte Carlo debuted in 2000; the sculpted lines and vertically-oriented taillights clearly pay homage to the Monte Carlos of the 1970s. A 2006 restyle gave the front end a softer, if more anonymous, look.

The 2007 model year sees a large number of small changes, and the Monte Carlo line has been trimmed from four models to three. LS and LT models get a 211-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with variable valve timing that drives the front wheels through a 4-speed automatic. All Monte Carlos get power windows, locks, mirrors, and driver's seat, along with a CD player and the latest version of OnStar, GM's in-vehicle safety, security, and communications system. Anti-lock brakes and traction control are optional on the LS and standard on the other Monte Carlo models; seat-mounted side air bags are optional on all models, but neither side curtain air bags nor electronic stability control are available on any Monte Carlo model.

The Monte Carlo SS is the "hot rod" model, with a 303-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 and beefed-up 4-speed automatic delivering power to the front wheels. Exterior clues to the sporty nature of the SS include unique front-end styling, a unique trunk spoiler, and bright exhaust tips reminiscent of those found on the Corvette.

The Competition
The Chevrolet Monte Carlo competes in the Midsize Sporty segment, which consists of five models. Buyers in this segment look for exterior styling, performance, and quality, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Avoider StudySM and the Escaped Shopper Study.SM

The top sellers in the segment during calendar year 2006, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM were the Ford Mustang (166,530 units sold), Toyota Camry Solara (50,815), and Chevrolet Monte Carlo (34,113). The Chevrolet Monte Carlo's 34,113 sales in 2006 represent an increase of 1.6 percent compared to the previous year. Other models offered in the Midsize Sporty segment include the Mitsubishi Eclipse and Mazda RX-8.

Available Trims for the 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Coupe

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
LS 4 speed automatic $21,015 211-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 21/31
LT 4 speed automatic $22,625 211-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 21/31
SS 4 speed automatic $27,740 303-hp / 5.3L 8-cyl 18/27

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    $22,257–$29,120 Invoice

    17/25 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 5.0

    Overall Performance and Design 5.0

    Overall Dependability 3.0

  • 2007 Ford Mustang Coupe

    $19,250–$26,875 Base MSRP

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  • 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Coupe

    $21,015–$27,740 Base MSRP

    $19,859–$26,214 Invoice

    18/27 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 2.0

    Overall Performance and Design 2.0

    Overall Dependability 5.0

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