GM’s four-cylinder truck gives a bit more power, less economy

October 10, 2018 David Zatz 0

There’s no mistake in the headline; the 2019 Chevy Silverado four-cylinder engine actually gets lower fuel economy than Ford and Ram V6 engines. Where it shines, oddly enough, is in power, where it beats entry-level V6 engines from any American automaker. The EPA estimates for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado four-cylinder […]

Two hours with a Chevy Express U-Haul

August 27, 2018 David Zatz 0

I don’t think I’m unique in moving from place to place when I was a student, taking all my gear with me first in the trunk of a car, and then in a rented van. At the time, it was simple enough to go out with a friend or two, […]

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Chevy’s diesel being tested; 2019 Ram’s still MIA

August 17, 2018 David Zatz 0

Ram had the first modern Class 1 pickup with a diesel — a VM engine originally created partly for General Motors. Ford and Chevy were caught flat-footed. Then came an emissions scandal, thanks, it seems, to placing too much trust in suppliers. Eventually, Ram got their engine certified for 2018 trucks, […]

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Chevy keeps putting two fading designs together

July 23, 2018 David Zatz 0

Compact and midsize sedans sales are falling fast. So are diesel sedan sales. Why not combine the two and do a compact diesel sedan? Chevrolet must have a good market for the diesel Cruze, since it’s been making them for quite some time. The 2019s get a 1.6 liter version, […]

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2019 Malibu freshened for abandoned sedan buyers

July 17, 2018 Robert S. Miller 1

Midsize sedan sales are down — but there are still buyers out there, and not all Ford, Chrysler, and Dodge owners are willing to move to crossovers. Chevy is taking advantage of that by updating the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, which will have restyled fronts and rears along with three good […]

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Chevy Sparking new car for ’19

June 8, 2018 David Zatz 0

The little 2019 Chevrolet Spark, engineered in South Korea and largely ignored by American buyers, will have a minor facelift, if these photos from Real Fast Fotography are any indication. In April, Reuters claimed that the Spark was being replaced by a crossover, though one could argue it already is […]

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The second shoe drops: 2019 Ram vs Silverado

January 15, 2018 David Zatz 0

Yesterday, Chevrolet dropped the first shoe — the 2019 Silverado — and today, Ram dropped the second — the 2019 Ram 1500. What’s surprising is how much they have in common. Both extended their length by four inches, used more high-strength steel in their frames, and cut weight — though […]