2018 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review - New 2018 Monte Carlo

2018 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Review - New 2018 Monte Carlo

Although the 2018 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is well known because of its iconic name and significant presence in rental fleets, the previous-generation car wasn't exactly a hit with every day consumers. It was an anonymously styled sedan with little to offer beyond its spacious interior, and we took issue with its cut-rate cabin materials and soggy handling. The fully redesigned 2018 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is a vastly better car, however, and worthy of consideration if you're shopping for a large sedan.

The 5th generation of Chevy's big sedan is built on a new platform shared with the Chevy Impala.  Not only is the 2018 Chevy Monte Carlo roomy, it finally has the composed ride and precise steering you expect in a modern sedan. Perhaps more importantly, the new 2018 Monte Carlo sheds its old personality -- which was about as dynamic as a sweater vest -- for bigger curves, bolder lines and a bit more length. Inside, designers have brought the Chevrolet Monte Carlo into the 21st century with a new dash and center stack design, quality materials and a touch screen infotainment interface now expected of 2018 cars in this class. Remember, the previous Monte Carlo didn't even come with a navigation system.

Initially, all new 2018 Monte Carlo’s will come with a V6 engine, and that 305-horsepower six-cylinder provides competitive acceleration and fuel economy for this class. Later on, The 2018 Chevrolet Monte Carlo will also offer two four-cylinder engines on the 2018 Monte Carlo: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 2.4-liter eAssist mild hybrid option. The Chevy Monte Carlo eAssist, which uses a small electric motor in some conditions to save fuel, is expected to achieve 35 mpg on the highway.

Overall, though, the 2018 Chevrolet Monte Carlo's transformation puts it right back in the competition with the rest of the full-size sedan class. A Toyota Avalon will cost you a bit more but has arguably become the standard-bearer in this segment. The Hyundai Azera is also worthy of consideration, benefitting from more favorable pricing and a generous warranty. On the home front, the 2018 Chevy Nova is a key domestic rival, as is the stylish rear-wheel-drive 2018 Impala. But with its striking new looks, contemporary cabin and stout road feel, the 2018 Monte Carlo is finally a legitimate contender among full-size sedans.