While outselling Ford for many years prior to World War II, GM's entry-level division didn't really hit its stride 'til the mid-'50s, when now-iconic designs were powered by a new, lightweight V8. At that point everyone, including singer Dinah Shore, wanted to see the USA (or, at a minimum, Route 66) in their Chevrolet. With its Corvette Chevy had a performance base, and in the '60s that only grew larger with Super Sport variants of its Chevelle, Camaro and Impala. Like most domestic manufacturers, Chevrolet was caught flat-footed in the aftermath of the first OPEC crisis in 1973, followed by the influx of low-priced, reliable Asian imports.

In the years following GM's 2009 bankruptcy, Chevrolet and its customers have enjoyed a resurgence of consumer-focused product, much better build quality and significantly enhanced performance. Most affordable is arguably a 3-way tie; Chevy's Spark is the smallest and cheapest, but both Sonic and the all-new Cruze are comfortably under $20K. And if seeking a fun-to-drive package, Corvette and Camaro can provide it, starting with the base Camaro at around $25K. As you'd guess, the Silverado pickup is the best seller, while performance variants of the Corvette are the most expensive. Finally, Chevy is keeping the diesel 'flame' relevant with the oil burners under the hood of both its midsize Colorado pickup and (for model year 2018) Cruze, while attracting eco enthusiasts with the all-electric Bolt and plug-in Volt.


2017 Chevrolet Malibu
2017 Chevrolet Malibu
MSRP:
$21,680
Engine:
1.5L I-4
MPG:
27 City / 36 HWY
2017 Chevrolet Impala
2017 Chevrolet Impala
MSRP:
$27,500
Engine:
2.5L I-4
MPG:
22 City / 30 HWY
2017 Chevrolet Traverse
2017 Chevrolet Traverse
MSRP:
$28,700
Engine:
3.6L V-6
MPG:
15 City / 22 HWY
2017 Chevrolet Cruze
2017 Chevrolet Cruze
MSRP:
$21,240
Engine:
1.4L I-4
MPG:
28 City / 39 HWY
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
MSRP:
$47,215
Engine:
5.3L V-8
MPG:
16 City / 23 HWY
2017 Chevrolet Equinox
2017 Chevrolet Equinox
MSRP:
$23,100
Engine:
2.4L I-4
MPG:
21 City / 31 HWY
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1 in 7 Americans say they might buy an EV next, as sales of electrics surge

About the same number of drivers say they're buying a pickup next.

AAA poll indicates 30 million Americans may buy an electric vehicle within three to five years.
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