More powerful, more efficient and with a broader appeal, the Volt is way better for 2016, but still a very niche car.
The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
Chevrolet has just unveiled an all-new Cruze. It's quicker, more efficient, and will feature both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard.
The Chevrolet SS is a thinly dressed refresh of Holden Commodore, a distinctly Australian performance sedan that fits right in on American roads. But it has some shortcomings.
The simple, savvy 2015 Chevrolet Trax sets only modest expectations, but it meets them handily while presenting a significant price advantage over competing models.
Edgier styling, more efficiency and greater technology make the 2016 Malibu an interesting prospect, but a new "Teen Driver" mode might make the kids a little nervous.
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Adherents of old-school truck design will favor the 2015 Suburban for its strong bones, and Chevrolet fits the cabin out with modern electronics to keep the techie generation satisfied, but the era of 6,000-pound passenger vehicles seems over.
The blandly designed 2014 Chevy Malibu offers a comfortable ride and easy driving manners, while its MyLink system makes for modern and functional cabin tech.
Chevy has turned up the wick on the Corvette, unveiling the new, supercharged Z06. It's faster than the ridiculous, outgoing ZR1, but won't be available until early 2015.
Among the long line of Corvette models, the Stingray feels like something special, a thoroughbred sports car for the 21st century that must be put on the track to be really enjoyed.
Like other electric cars, the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV offers limited usage scenarios due to its range, but its drivetrain is ultraefficient and surprisingly powerful.