There's something wrong with Chevrolet's new lineup. The more expensive the cars get, the worse they become. I went to a Chevy Test drive event, and tested their entire lineup to find out why. Comprehensive Reviews after the break.
(Full Disclosure: Chevy wanted me to drive the new lineup so bad, they paid me $10 in a gift card, provided free sandwiches, donated $10 to a charity, and made me stand in the cold for ten minutes between rides)
From the Volt to the Cruze, I was amazed that the 'nicer' the car I was stepping into, the more it felt like a useless blob, or worse, a waste of money. But when I went down in price? Things got tighter, cleaner, better. Things made more sense, I felt like I was actually driving again. I'm not just talking about fuel efficiency or list prices, it's the chintzy interiors, unresponsive motors, terrible gauge placements, and lack of quality and value that kept showing up in all of their vehicles, the higher up the tier list I got.
Let's go for a ride and figure out how this could happen, on a car-by-car basis. Unfortunately, there were no 2014 models (so no Impala!) to test, and no manuals. By the time they got there, they were done filming for the day, so none of my drives got to be put on film. This is unfortunate, since I am sure that you all would love to see the Camaro ride, even if Chevrolet would not.
I'll start with the star of the show: