Best Chevy of All Time, Part IV: ’11 Volt vs. ’36 Suburban
October 1, 2011 1:42 pm ET
Match 4: The Chevy Family Vehicle Face-off: 2011 Volt vs 1936 Suburban
All year long, Chevrolet has been counting down the days to its 100th year anniversary. Now, with less than 100 days to go to the big celebration on November 3rd, Chevy has pit sixteen of our favorite classics against each other, and they’ve asked us (the fans) to choose the Best Chevy of All-Time. The showdown is closed now, but we’ll give you the play-by-play so you can join us on our walk down memory lane.
Entering the race for Best Chevy of All-Time is a brand new member of the Chevrolet family, the 2011 Chevy Volt, best known for its fuel efficiency and compact design. The Volt faces off against the 1936 Suburban, the first “carryall” utility vehicle to be introduced by Chevy. Who are you betting on this round? The environmentally sound vehicle of the future, or the very first iteration of an SUV from Chevy?
Want to go green or reduce your carbon footprint? Look no further than the Chevy Volt, current holder of the title for “the most fuel-efficient compact car in the United States.” Need more incentive? How about your purse strings? It costs only $1.55 to charge this green machine’s battery each day. The Volt is an award winning, game changing vehicle that not only cut your emissions; it cuts your costs too! Check out our blog post on driving electric vehicles to learn more about the Volt.
Despite the focus on efficiency, there’s no need to worry about the Volt’s performance. Check out Motor Trend’s test drive:
As one of Chevy’s oldest vehicles on their production line, the Chevy Suburban has sold over 2.4 million vehicles in 75 years and is the longest-living continuous auto nameplate still in production. And it all started with the 1936 edition. Originally constructed to transport large groups and families from urban areas to suburban dwellings, the 1936 Suburban carried up to eight passengers comfortably.
In the battle between Green Car Journal’s Car of the Year and 75-years of Chevy family legacy, it looks like the people went with nostalgia in this match up. With 3,140 votes, the 1936 Chevy Suburban advances to the next round.
Could an SUV be the Best Chevy of All-Time? Comment below and share your Chevy story, or tell us what you think the Best Chevy of All-Time is!
Round 1 Standings:
Waiting in the Wings:
1932 Deluxe Sport Roadster vs. 1963 Corvette Sting Ray
1969 K Blazer vs. 1953 Corvette
1989 Pickup vs. 1948 Pickup
2010 Camaro vs. 1970 Chevelle SS
Learn more about Chevy’s 100th Anniversary 100 Day Countdown.
Photo Credits (Flickr): saebaryo, Alan_D