2018 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Powertrains and Performance
A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on all three trim levels of the 2018 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. It's rated at 195 hp and 187 pound-feet of torque.
A 3.6-liter V6 rated at 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque is optional on the Sports and SS models.
A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is front-wheel drive.
In performance testing, the V6 Monte Carlo accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, which is about average for a large sedan. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 18 mpg city/28 mpg highway, which is slightly below average for this class. The 2.5-liter earns an estimated 21 city/31 highway and 25 mpg combined rating, while the more frugal 2.4-liter should come in at 25/35.