I've had a LTZ with turbo and manual tranny for a week now as my new commuter. I just filled my tank for the first time and it's averaging 47 MPG (9.6 gallons in 460 miles), which is far better than I...
I've had a LTZ with turbo and manual tranny for a week now as my new commuter. I just filled my tank for the first time and it's averaging 47 MPG (9.6 gallons in 460 miles), which is far better than I had expected or what it's rated for. It has adequate power - nothing great, but not bad, either - probably more than one would expect from a car in this class.
Interior-wise, it has ample legroom, the bluetooth works really really well, and the handsfree sounds like I'm using an earbud. It handles nicely, is very quiet and isn't too spongy or taut a suspension.
Cons: It does look a bit like an angry kitchen appliance. It doesn't just use the address book on your iPhone, rather, you have to put in voice tags. The passenger seat should have an armrest. A lot of gears to shift through with a really, really tall 6th gear and a too low 1st gear.
It'd be nice if US manufacturers would adapt small, efficient diesel options so we could have more torque. Also, better options for mounting "toys" like hardpoints on the roof for a roofrack that doesn't touch the finish. I ended up with a trailer hitch to carry my mountain bike on a hitch-mounted rack.
Overall though, this gets 5 stars. Chevy did well designing a nice, little car that performs very well.