About Chevrolet Cars
The Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded in 1911 by race car driver Louis Chevrolet, William C. Durant, and other investors; Durant was a founder of General Motors but overextended the company’s finances and was ousted shortly thereafter. Although Chevrolet did not produce a vehicle until 1913, its Series C Classic Six, a large, 5-cylinder touring car, and later the more modest 4-cylinder Chevrolet 490 sold well enough to allow Durant to buy a controlling share in General Motors and make Chevrolet its marquee brand. Chevrolet overtook Henry Ford’s Model T in sales in 1929.
The company competed closely against Ford and Chrysler for decades as America’s affordable car company. By 1963 one in every ten cars was a Chevrolet. The two-seater Corvette was introduced in 1953 and has been “America’s sportscar” ever since. The eighth-generation Corvette will be the first with a mid-vehicle engine. Through General Motors, Chevrolet was expanded to become a worldwide automaker, selling more than 100,000 models per year in such remote places as Uzbekistan, Colombia, Brazil, India, and China.
- Chevrolet Suburban is the most-recalled Chevrolet vehicle
- Chevrolet Sprint is the least expensive car from Chevrolet starting from $ 5,495.00
- Chevrolet Volt has an MPG of 95 miles/gallon / 93 miles/gallon which is the highest gas mileage in the city and on highways
- Chevrolet Volt has the most trims available with 85 variations released
Number of Chevrolet Sales in the United States
Chevrolet U.S. Sales Reports - By Month
Chevrolet Car Sales in The United States from 2015 to 2019
Average Pricing for Chevrolet Popular models
|Popular Chevrolet Models||Average Price|
|Sport Van||$ 13,904.69|
|Spark EV||$ 25,824.11|
Interesting Facts About Chevrolet
How to Identify and Decode Chevrolet VINs
The first three characters of a U.S. VIN are called the World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI). The WMI is used to identify the maker of the vehicle and the country of origin, and often includes information about the type of vehicle. The WMI is assigned by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and is regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A vehicle may be checked for safety recalls by visiting the NHTSA website and entering the 17-digit VIN.
Chevrolet uses numerous codes in the WMI section of a VIN to denote the various brands and countries of origin in which Chevrolet cars and trucks are built. The following codes encompass the WMI numbers assigned to Chevrolet by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA).
|KLA||GM Daewoo||South Korea|
|1G2 1G5||Pontiac||United States|
Position four and five are used by Chevrolet to denote the vehicle platform and model. The codes for this section include the following:
|List of GM platforms||Platform Code||Series Code||Model|
|GM C platform||C||W||Buick Park Avenue|
|D, T||Cadillac DeVille|
|G||Cadillac Sixty Special|
|GM D platform||D||W||Cadillac Brougham|
|G, M, P, R, U||Cadillac CTS|
|GM E platform||E||C||Pontiac G8|
|L, T||Cadillac Eldorado|
|GM F platform||F||P||Chevrolet Camaro|
|V,W||Pontiac Firebird Formula/ Trans Am|
|GM G platform||G||R, S||1995-99 Buick Riviera & Oldsmobile Aurora|
|GM H platform||H||P||Buick Le Sabre Custom|
|R||Buick Le Sabre Limited|
|X||Pontiac Bonneville SE|
|Y||Pontiac Bonneville SLE|
|Z||Pontiac Bonneville SSEi|
|GM J platform||J||B||Pontiac Sunfire|
|C, F||Chevrolet Cavalier|
|GM2900 platform||J||T, U||Saturn L200|
|GM K platform||K||D, E, F||Cadillac Deville|
|S||Cadillac Seville/ Cadillac SLS|
|Y||Cadillac Seville/ Cadillac STS|
|GM Kappa platform||M||A, B, E, F||Pontiac Solstice/ Saturn Sky|
|GM L platform||L||D||Chevrolet Corsica Base|
|T||Chevrolet Corsica LT|
|V||Chevrolet Beretta "GT"|
|W||Chevrolet Beretta "GT" RPO Z21 & Z26|
|Z||Chevrolet Corsica “LTZ” RPO Z54|
|Z||Chevrolet Beretta "GTZ" RPO Z04|
|GM M platform||M||R||Pontiac Firefly|
|GM N platform||N||D||Chevrolet Malibu|
|E||Chevrolet Malibu LS / Pontiac Grand AmSE|
|F||Pontiac Grand AmSE1 / Oldsmobile Alero GLS|
|G||Pontiac Grand AmSE2|
|K||Oldsmobile Alero Level I|
|L||Oldsmobile Alero Level II|
|V||Pontiac Grand AmGT1|
|W||Pontiac Grand AmGT|
|GM P platform||P||E||Pontiac Fiero Coupe|
|F||Pontiac Fiero SE|
|G||Pontiac Fiero GT|
|M||Pontiac Fiero Sport coupe|
|GM S platform||S||L||Pontiac Vibe|
|M||Pontiac Vibe AWD|
|N||Pontiac Vibe GT|
|GM V platform||V||R||Cadillac Allanté/ Cadillac Catera|
|S||Cadillac Allanté coupe|
|X||Pontiac GTO coupe|
|GM W platform||W||B||Chevrolet Impala / Buick Regal LS|
|C||Buick Lacrosse / Allure (in Canada)CX|
|D||Buick Lacrosse / Allure (in Canada)CXL|
|E||Buick Lacrosse / Allure (in Canada)CXS|
|F||Chevrolet Impala / Buick Regal GS|
|H||Chevrolet Impala LS|
|J||Pontiac Grand Prix SE|
|K||Pontiac Grand PrixSE1|
|P||Pontiac Grand Prix GT/ Chevrolet Impala|
|R||Pontiac Grand Prix GTP|
|S||Buick Century Custom|
|W||Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS|
|X||Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS|
|Y||Buick Century Limited|
|GM Y platform||Y||V||Cadillac XLR|
|GM Z platform||Z||E||SC1 (manual transmission)|
|F||SC1 (automatic transmission), SL (manual transmission)|
|G||SC2 (manual transmission), SW1 (manual transmission), SL1 (manual transmission)|
|H||SC2 (automatic transmission), SW1 (automatic transmission LHD), SL1 (automatic transmission)|
|J||SW2 (manual transmission), SL2 (manual transmission)|
|K||SW2 (automatic transmission 1992-1999), SL2 (automatic transmission)|
|M||SW1 (automatic transmission RHD)|
|N||SC1 (manual transmission 3 Dr), SW2 (automatic transmission 2000-2001)|
|P||SC1 (automatic transmission 3 Dr)|
|R||SC2 (manual transmission 3 Dr)|
|Y||SC2 (automatic transmission 3 Dr)|
The character in the sixth position denotes the body type. Chevrolet uses these codes for U.S. vehicles.
|6||Four-Door Sedan Hatchback|
|8||Four-Door Station Wagon/Two-Door Hatchback|
|9||Four-Door Station Wagon|
The character in the seventh position is used by Chevrolet to denote the safety equipment originally installed in the vehicle.
|2||Seat belts and dual front airbags|
|3||Seat belts and driver's airbag|
|4||Safety belts. Front and side airbags|
|5||Seat belts. Front and side driver's airbag|
|6||Seat belts. Front and side airbags. Occupancy sensor passenger|
|7||Seat belts. Front and side airbags. Side airbags for the rear row of seats|
|9||Static safety belts (only very old models)|
|B||Active seat belts, front driver's airbag|
|C||Active seat belts, front driver and passenger airbags|
|D||Active seatbelts, front and side airbags for the driver and passenger|
|E||Active safety belts, front airbags, side airbags for the first row of seats and ceiling for the back row of|
|F||Active safety belts, front airbags, side ceiling airbags for all rows|
|G||Active safety belts, front airbags, side airbags for the second row of seats and ceiling airbags for all rows of|
|H||Active safety belts, front airbags, side airbags for the first row of seats and ceiling airbags for the rear row cushion to protect the driver's knees|
VIN position eight is used to indicate the engine Chevrolet installed in the vehicle. While some possible codes are not included on the following list, the vast majority of Chevrolet engine options are represented.
|1||3.8L V6 (L67), 1.6L L4 (LWW, Diesel), 6.6L V8 Diesel|
|2||1.3L L4 (LY8), 6.0L V8 (L77) (GAS/Ethanol) Chevrolet Caprice Police Vehicle (AUS), 6.6L V8 Diesel|
|3||3.6L V6 (LFX) Chevrolet Caprice Police Vehicle (AUS) / Impala|
|4||2.2L L4 (LN2), 2.5L L4|
|5||1.5L L4 (L3A, Hybrid)|
|6||2.2L L4 (L42), 6.2L V8 (LT4)|
|7||6.2L V8 (LT1)|
|8||1.8L L4 (LV6)|
|9||4.6L V8 (L37)|
|A||1.4L L4 (LV7), 2.3L L4 (LG0) SFI, 2.5L L4 (LCV), 4.6L V8 (LH2)|
|B||1.4L L4 (LUV, Turbo), 2.4L I4 (LE5) MFI|
|C||1.6L L4 (LDE), 4.0L V8 (L47), 2.4L I4 (LAF) SIDI|
|D||1.5L L4 (L3G), 2.3L L4 (LD2), 4.4L V8 (LC3) MFI|
|E||1.6L I4 (LXV), 3.4L V6 (LA1), 5.0L V8 (L03), 7.0L V8 (LS7) SFI|
|F||1.6L L4 (LXT), 2.2L L4 (L61), 5.0L V8 (LB9)|
|G||1.8L L4 (LGE), 1.8L L4 (LWE), 3.0L V6 (LF1) SIDI, 5.7L V8 (LS1)|
|H||1.8L L4 (LUW), 5.0L V8 (LX5), 5.0L V8 (LG4), 6.0L V8 (L98) SFI|
|J||3.1L V6 (LG8), 6.2L V8 (L99) SFI|
|K||3.5L V6 (LZE) SFI, 3.8L V6 (L36)|
|L||1.8L L4 (LNK)|
|M||1.4L L4 (L95), 1.4L L4 (LE2, Turbo), 2.6L V6 (LY9), 5.0L V8|
|N||3.2L V6 (LA3), 3.6L V6 (LFR)|
|P||2.0L L4 (LSJ), 5.7L V8, 5.3L V8|
|R||3.0L V6 (L81), 5.7L V8|
|S||3.6L V6 (LGX), 5.7L V8 (LS6), 2.8L V6 (LB8), 4.2L L6|
|T||1.5L L4 (LFV, Turbo), 2.4L L4 (LD9), 5.3L V8|
|U||6.0L V8 (LS2), 6.0L V8|
|W||4.3L L6, 6.2L V8 (LS3), 4.3L V6|
|X||2.0 L4 (LTG, turbo), 4.3L V6|
|Y||4.6L V8 (LD8)|
Position nine is occupied by a numeral from 0-9 or the letter X. This is the check digit. The check digit is the codified result of an algorithm using the other numbers and letters in the VIN to validate the authenticity of the VIN.
Position 10 of a Chevrolet vehicle is used to identify the model year.
Position 11 indicates the factory at which the vehicle was assembled. This is often a different code and/or factory than the information included in the WMI.
|5||Bowling Green Assembly Plant|
|F||Flint Truck Assembly|
|Z||Fort Wayne Assembly|
|J||Lansing Delta Township Assembly|
|0||Lansing Grand River Assembly|
|7||Magyar Suzuki Corporation|
|1/9||Oshawa Car Assembly|
|S||Ramos Arizpe Assembly|
|Z/S||Spring Hill Manufacturing|
The digits in positions 12 through 17 are the vehicle serial number. This number is like a fingerprint and is used to identify where in a production line the particular vehicle was built. It should be recognized that serial numbers are not consecutive and do not relate to early and late production.
Safety and Recalls for Chevrolet Cars
Airbag sensors may enter a test phase unexpectedly under certain driving conditions, removing them temporarily from emergency deployment. A recall for this issue has been issued for the following vehicles:
- 2015-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 3500 HD, Tahoe, and Suburban.
- 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado 1500, Trax, Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle.
- 2014-2017 Chevrolet Spark EV and SS vehicles.
Control arms within the steering system are affected by a recall. Inadequate welds could allow the arm to separate and steering control compromised on the following models:
- 2016-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
- 2016 Chevrolet Suburban.
- 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe.
The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox models manufactured on October 16, 2015, have been recalled, to correct a label that misstates the size and inflation of tires associated with the vehicle.
Front airbags are an issue for 2009-2014 Chevrolet Express vans manufactured January 27, 2009, through March 7, 2014. These models with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds and less and equipped with front passenger airbags do not meet the federal motor vehicle safety standard for interior impact.
A recall of airbags has been issued for 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured April 15, 2013, to June 19, 2015, and equipped with front vented-heated passenger seats. The hazard is that airbags may not deploy if a child is seated in the front of the vehicle due to faulty sensors.
An electrical issue is behind a recall for 2007-2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD 2500/3500 trucks equipped with auxiliary batteries manufactured January 18, 2007, to June 22, 2011. The concern is for towing bridals that could overheat and melt.
Chevrolet had 5172 from 1980 to 2020 of which the most recalled model is 1997 Chevrolet Venture and the least is 2002 Chevrolet Venture. Chevrolet had the most recalled during 2015.
|Model||Number of Recalls|
|1997 Chevrolet Venture #1 with most recalls||9|
|2002 Chevrolet Venture #2 with most recalls||6|