New for 2016:Chevrolet Cars

Thom Blackett | Aug 21, 2015

Though the names have remained the same, most everything else related to Chevrolet’s lineup of cars has changed for 2016. The Camaro, for example, has been redesigned and now boasts a standard 4-cylinder engine and a 455-horsepower V-8 for the SS, while the Corvette returns with a host of fresh design packages and a limited-edition Z06 variant. Joining those performance cars are the Cruze, Malibu, Spark, and Volt—each reworked for 2016—as well as the Impala and Sonic, two models that have been updated with added features and paint colors.

Following is an overview of new or updated features for each 2016 Chevrolet car model:

2016 Chevrolet Camaro




  • Completely redesigned coupe and convertible models for 2016
  • LT and SS trim levels
  • More powerful engines, including newly available turbocharged 4-cylinder
  • Optional 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • 6-speed manual transmission with downshift rev matching
  • Lighter and slightly smaller than its predecessor
  • Improved aerodynamics, fuel economy, and interior ergonomics
  • Camaro SS offers 455 horsepower and magnetic ride control suspension
  • Ambient interior lighting package with 24 color selections
  • Drive Mode Selector with snow, tour, sport, and available track settings
  • Convertible top can be operated via keyless remote

2016 Chevrolet Corvette


  • Several new special styling packages
  • Redesigned standard alloy wheels
  • Optional carbon fiber hood shows fiber weave
  • Available flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Leather or suede 2-tone GT sport seats
  • Power-closing trunk (coupe and convertible)
  • MyLink infotainment system adds Apply CarPlay technology
  • Magnetic Ride Control can be ordered separate from Z51 package
  • Curb-view exterior camera on Stingray 2LT and 3LT trim levels
  • Long Beach Red Metallic Tintcoat and Corvette Racing Yellow Tintcoat paint colors
  • C7.R Edition (limited to 500 Z06 models)

2016 Chevrolet Cruze


  • Redesigned for 2016
  • Lighter and larger than previous model
  • MyLink infotainment system adds Apple CarPlay functionality
  • L, LS, LT, and Premier trim levels
  • Standard 153-horsepower, turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Start/stop assist technology
  • Chevrolet-estimated up to 40 mpg on the highway
  • 7- or 8-in. center display screen
  • Optional heated rear seats and wireless phone charger
  • Updated RS package
  • Added safety features including lane-keep assist and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Diesel engine option to return for 2017 model year

2016 Chevrolet Impala


  • Available wireless phone charger
  • MyLink infotainment system incorporates Apple CarPlay capability
  • Leather upholstery optional on Impala LT
  • Midnight Edition package
  • Mosaic Black Metallic, Green Envy Metallic, Heather Gray Metallic, Siren Red Tintcoat, and Citron Green Metallic paint colors

2016 Chevrolet Malibu


  • Completely redesigned for 2016
  • Longer and lighter than previous model
  • Greater rear-seat leg room
  • Improved fuel economy
  • L, LS, LT, Premier, and Hybrid trim levels
  • Malibu Hybrid model offers Chevrolet-estimated 48 mpg in the city
  • Standard 160-horsepower, 1.5-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system adds Apple CarPlay technology
  • New safety features including automatic park assist and front pedestrian alert
  • Optional wireless phone charger and cooled front seats

2016 Chevrolet Sonic


  • LTZ now equipped with an automatic transmission
  • MyLink infotainment system standard on Sonic LT
  • Kinetic Blue Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, and Nightfall Gray Metallic paint colors

2016 Chevrolet Spark


  • Gasoline-powered model redesigned for the 2016 model year
  • Longer and lower than the previous model
  • Standard 4-cylinder engine now delivers 98 horsepower and 94 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Quieter interior
  • Improved ride and handling characteristics
  • MyLink infotainment system incorporates Apple CarPlay technology
  • Available safety features including forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems
  • Toasted Marshmallow, Kalamata, and Splash paint colors
  • Upgraded interior materials
  • Current Spark EV carried over for 2016; available in California, Oregon, and Maryland

2016 Chevrolet Volt


  • Redesigned for the 2016 model year
  • Chevrolet-estimated 53-mile electric-only range (up from 38 miles)
  • Improved performance
  • 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • MyLink infotainment system features Apple CarPlay technology
  • 5-passenger seating
  • More efficient dual-motor drive unit and upgraded battery
  • GPS-based programmable charging
  • Several added safety features
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