2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Interior
This interior review was written when the 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was new.
The Monte Carlo's interior cabin is praised for its comfortable rear-seat and long list of standard features. However, limited cargo space prevents it from being ideal. Consumer Guide states it's "trading passenger space and cargo room for a sporty profile," but Motor Trend praises "the full Monte is truly a five-passenger car."
Reviewers are generally satisfied with the Monte Carlo's interior cabin seating arrangement. While Car and Driver complains that front "bucket seats lack lateral support," Kelley Blue Book asserts that they "are made more comfortable with firmer foam and larger side bolsters." In the front cabin, interior dimensions include 38.1-in. of headroom, 42.4-in. of legroom, 58.3-inc. of shoulder room, and 55.2-in. of hip room.
"If you need a coupe with a usable back seat, the Monte Carlo's got your name written all over it," says Kelley Blue Book. They continue, "Though it is a squeeze to get into the rear seats, they can accommodate up to three adults in relative comfort, a claim other competitors will have a tough time matching." In the rear cabin, interior dimensions include 36.5-in. of headroom, 35.8-in. of legroom, 57-in. of shoulder room, and 55.2-in. of hip room.
According to Consumer Guide, the Monte Carlo's gauges and controls are "clearly marked" and "easy to read." Motor Trend adds, "There are lots of goodies to play with, and they're convenient to reach and easy to operate." While Kelley Blue Book asserts that the new Monte Carlo "features better quality plastics than the previous model," Consumer Guide believes that it still "trails most like-priced imports for quality feel."
The Monte Carlo LS comes equipped with a 6-way power driver seat with manual lumbar support, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, cloth upholstery, brushed-metallic accents, vanity mirrors, manual single-zone air conditioning, power windows/door locks, a 4-gauge analog cluster, and a 6-speaker CD player with an auxiliary iPod input.
With the exception of added dual-zone air conditioning, a deluxe 4-gauge analog cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls, and a CD/MP3 player, the LT is the same.
Further standard features on the SS include heated front driver/passenger seats, leather upholstery, techno-metallic accents, illuminated vanity mirrors, a convenience net, race-inspired gauges, and XM Satellite Radio (3 months free service).
Optional features for the Monte Carlo LT include heated front driver/passenger seats, leather upholstery, power sunroof, illuminated vanity mirrors, and a Universal Home Remote transmitter -- which can be programmed to open garage doors and more. A 6-disc in-dash DC changer, XM Satellite Radio, and premium sound system -- which includes 8-speakers and a 200-watt amplifier -- are also available.
Available features for the Monte Carlo SS's interior cabin include cloth upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power sunroof, and a Universal Home Remote transmitter. A 6-disc in-dash DC changer and premium sound system -- which includes 8-speakers and a 200-watt amplifier -- are also available.
Every 2007 Chevy Monte Carlo offers 15.8 cu. ft. of cargo space. Consumer Guide notes that this is "generous trunk space for a coupe, just average for a midsize car." Nevertheless, they add, "Standard 60/40 split folding rear seatbacks increase versatility," and that inside the cabin, storage space is "adequate."