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2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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Looking just like a NASCAR racer, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo has a definite aura of speed and drivability to it. Once you get inside and take a few turns, you will more than likely agree with the theme of the design. And that's not even mentioning the Supercharged SS (covered separately), a Monte Carlo with plenty of power and attitude.

There are only minor changes to the 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. One of the main additions is that the OnStar system is now standard. But not just any version of OnStar-the Monte Carlo uses the new sixth-generation hardware with digital and analog coverage. OnStar's Gen 6 hardware also includes upgraded hands-free voice recognition capabilities including more intuitive continuous digit dialing and improved voice recognition accuracy.

Available Models
The 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is available in two models: LS and LT, which is a renaming of last year's midlevel SS model.

Interior Features
The two-door, five-passenger Monte Carlo has as much as 7 more cubic feet of interior room than any non-GM competitor in its class. All models also feature an advanced climate control system with individual driver and front passenger temperature settings. A standard 60/40 split-folding rear seat makes Monte Carlo's 15.8 cubic feet of trunk space easily accessible.

For options, there are heated front seats, satellite radio, leather upholstery, a power sunroof and more.

Exterior Features
Another optional group is a Winner's Circle package, which includes a rear spoiler, bodyside graphics and special alloy wheels.

LT models receive a 3.4-liter V6 engine with 180 horsepower and 205 lb-ft of torque. Stepping up to the SS model gets you a 3.8-liter Series II V6 with 200 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque.

4-speed automatic is the transmission of choice for all 2004 Monte Carlos. In the LT, the Hydra-Matic uses a shorter final drive ratio of 3.29:1 for improved acceleration. Handling and suspension features give the coupe a tight, smooth and responsive feel at all speeds.

Safety and Security
Using the GPS satellite network and wireless technology, OnStar features core safety services and OnStar Personal Calling that allows drivers to make and receive hands-free, voice-activated phone calls using a powerful three-watt digital/analog system and external antenna for greater reception.

It also provides automatic notification of airbag deployment, emergency services, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle tracking, AccidentAssist, remote door unlock, remote diagnostics, online concierge and remote activation of the vehicle's horn and lights.

2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - New for 2005
LT model (supersedes 2004 SS model)
OnStar is now standard – new Gen 6 hardware with upgraded hands-free capability
17-inch diamond-cut cast aluminum wheels available with chrome finish on Supercharged SS
New exterior colors include: Laser Blue Metallic, Sport Red Metallic and Silverstone Metallic

Fast Stats
MSRP from
3.4L V6
3.8L V6
3.8L SC V6
180 @ 5200
200 @ 5200
240 @ 5200
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
2.4L 21/32
3.8L 20/30
3.8L SC 18/28

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