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Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Overview of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Learn about the Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary

Famed for its racing history, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo is a popular sports coupe (two doors). Featuring a high performance engine and excellent suspension, the car delivers speed and practicality in a sleek package.

Production of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo stopped in 2007, which means good deals are easy to come by. Thankfully, it's also known for its reliability, so an older model is no cause for alarm. While some drivers find the fuel consumption to be high, others find it to be much lower than other high-performance sports cars in its class.

Safety

The Monte Carlo's safety features may be a little lacking compared to other vehicles in its class. However, all models have duel-stage front airbags and optional side-impact ones, while other safety features across later model years include:

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) to prevent loss of traction during emergency braking (from 1999)
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child seat attachments
  • High-intensity headlights
  • Remote keyless entry with a secondary panic function, in latest models only
  • Security system,  which prevents the engine from starting if the wrong key is used (from 1999) 
  • OnStar with a variety of features including a hands-free calling, navigation assistance in later models

Interior

The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is known for its spacious interior. It can comfortably seat five adults, unlike many other cars in its class. Each model and trim level comes with power windows, power locks and power driver seats. Single zone climate control is available at the base level. Upgrading to the LT option gives you dual-zone air conditioning and steering-wheel mounted audio controls. Heated seats and leather upholstery are available at the SS level. 

Technology

Production of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo ended in 2007, so it lacks some advanced technological features. Despite this, there's still enough to make for an entertaining drive if you opt for the later models, such a the 2006 and 2007:

  • Six-speaker CD player 
  • Auxiliary input
  • Optional MP3 player
  • Optional satellite radio
  • Optional sound system upgrade


All models from 2000 are equipped with more than just the basics, as they come standard with air conditioning, tilt steering wheel so you can adjust it to your preference, dimming interior lighting and a tire-pressure monitor.

Space

Even as a sports coupe, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo has a ton of cargo space. Later models offer 15.8 cubic feet of space, which exceeds most other cars in its class. The 60/40 rear folding seats offer versatility and additional space when you need it.

The cabin itself is spacious, with seating for five. Some passengers may find getting into the rear seats difficult, as the car is a two-door coupe. Once everyone’s seated though, there’s enough leg and headroom to comfortably seat three adults in the back. 

Comfort

Later models are universally praised for their smooth handling and engine power. Drivers can choose from a V6 or V8 engine. Either way, you can count on the car to accelerate fast and perform well. Precise steering and smooth braking add to the car’s appeal. The suspension features stiff spring rates and large stabilizer bars, guaranteeing a smooth ride at all speeds.

If you’re looking for power, the Chevrolet Monte will not disappoint, and the spacious interior and excellent suspension ensure your passengers will enjoy the ride as much as you do.

Pros and cons of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo

  • Coupe body design
  • Spacious cabin
  • High performance engines available
  • Ceased production in 2007
  • High fuel consumption
  • Tight access to rear seats
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors2
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption11 - 13.4 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.7 - 8.2 L/100km
  • Width1836 - 1851 mm
  • Length4995 - 5026 mm
  • Trunk space447 L
  • Cargo space447 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Chevrolet Monte Carlo

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2001 - 2007 is available in 4 trims:

LS trim features and specs

Available with the LS trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Power steering
Available with the LS trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Steel wheels (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the LS trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available with the LS trim:
  • Computer (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Satellite radio (optional)
3 engines are available with the LS trim:
3.4 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:11 - 11.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.7 - 6.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
3.5 L - Gas - 211 hp
City consumption:11 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:695 - 717 km
3.5 L - Gas
Transmission:Automatic

LT trim features and specs

Available with the LT trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Power steering
Available with the LT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the LT trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available with the LT trim:
  • Computer (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Radio
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Satellite radio (optional)
3 engines are available with the LT trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 211 hp
City consumption:11 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:695 - 717 km
3.5 L - Gas
Transmission:Automatic
3.8 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic

SS trim features and specs

Available with the SS trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Power steering
Available with the SS trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the SS trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Electronic traction control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available with the SS trim:
  • Computer (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Satellite radio (optional)
3 engines are available with the SS trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.8 - 12.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 - 7.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
3.8 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:13.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
5.3 L - Gas - 303 hp
City consumption:13 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:598 - 616 km

LTZ trim features and specs

Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Power steering
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Electronic traction control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available with the LTZ trim:
  • Computer
  • MP3-CD player
  • Radio
Available across all trims:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • CD player
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • Satellite radio (optional)
1 engine is available with the LTZ trim:
3.9 L - Gas - 242 hp
City consumption:11.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:660 km

Frequently asked questions about the Chevrolet Monte Carlo

No, there are no Monte Carlos being produced today. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was discontinued in 2007 to make room for the reintroduction of the Chevrolet Camaro.

The Monte Carlo was marketed as a luxury coupe, though models produced before 1972 are widely considered to be luxury muscle cars.

The Monte Carlo became available in 1970, though this initial line was discontinued in 1988. It returned in 1995 and was produced until 2007.

The first generation of Monte Carlos produced between 1970 and 1988 are rear-wheel drive. Chevrolet switched the powertrain to front-wheel drive when the car was reintroduced in 1995.

Engine types vary depending on model year and trim level. For example, several models offer Super Sport packages with V8 engines, while most other models have V6 engines.