Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt

About Chevrolet Volt

The 2018 Chevrolet Volt achieves a number of milestones without the usual hyperbole that sometimes accompanies manufacturer claims. Its all-electric range of 53 miles is real and more than doubles that of the Toyota Prius Prime. The Volt’s sleek styling shuns the radical appearance of electrics like the Nissan LEAF, and its ride and handling are on par with non-hybrid cars like the Chevy Cruze. Inside, the Volt delights with a contemporary interior filled with high-tech features such as Apple CarPlay, yet Chevy has learned the intrinsic value of using traditional knobs and buttons over touch and swipe controls. And, while it may appear expensive, after taking the $7,500 federal tax credit the Volt’s pricing falls right in line with the Toyota Prius Prime.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Chevrolet Volt
What's new for 2018?
2018 Chevrolet Volt

The 2018 Volt LT now offers the Driver Confidence Package that adds side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert and rear park assist. The LT trim loses its leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, while the Premier trim gains a heated steering wheel that is optional on the LT.

  • Expert Rating: 8.9
  • Consumers Rating: 8.7
  • MPGh 43|42
2017 Chevrolet Volt
What's new for 2017?
2017 Chevrolet Volt

All-new last year, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt adds a few key features. Full-speed adaptive cruise control is now available on Premier models. Additionally, Teen Driver is now part of the MyLink system. Then there's the limited-availability Citron Green paint.

2016 Chevrolet Volt
What's new for 2016?
2016 Chevrolet Volt

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is all-new this year. There's strikingly good styling inside and out, increased electric-only range, better fuel economy from a new range-extending engine that now uses regular gasoline, a small center position in the rear for 5-passenger capacity, and excellent Apple CarPlay iPhone integration.

2015 Chevrolet Volt
What's new for 2015?
2015 Chevrolet Volt

The 2015 Chevy Volt sees a few minor changes before an all-new model debuts for the 2016 model year. The battery capacity increases slightly – although the official range remains unchanged – and OnStar gains 4G LTE, allowing the Volt to be a Wi-Fi hot spot with a subscription.

2014 Chevrolet Volt
What's new for 2014?
2014 Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt sees no major changes for 2014.

2013 Chevrolet Volt
What's new for 2013?
2013 Chevrolet Volt

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt gets a new Hold mode in its drive selection to conserve battery charge, and a new no-cost-option low-emissions package qualifies the Volt for single-occupancy HOV lanes in California and New York. New features include lane-departure and collision-warning systems, and GPS-enabled navigation.

2012 Chevrolet Volt
What's new for 2012?
2012 Chevrolet Volt

The 2012 Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car receives a few new features this year, including GM's MyLink that allows Bluetooth streaming for music, as well as voice activation for certain smart phones. Also new is a passive-entry system for all four doors and liftgate, color-keyed wheel accents for the new 17-inch wheels, and Turn-by-Turn navigation through the OnStar telematics system.

2011 Chevrolet Volt
What's new for 2011?
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Beyond eliminating the dreaded range anxiety limitation that impacts all pure electric vehicles, the Volt's "Voltec" propulsion system will serve as the basis for a number of other General Motors extended-range vehicle offerings in the coming years.

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Consumer Reviews

A blast to drive

By on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun, economy, quiet, handling, did I mention fun"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Seamless is the best word to describe the Volt. It is smooth, quick, quiet, and fun to drive. And it costs me barely over one cent per mile of electricity and on gas I'm getting 44 MPG. The first generation Volt is a great car but the 2016 is better in every way."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I love this car!

By on Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, price, style and safety features."

Cons: "Hard to rest elbow on top of door"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"It is a joy to drive, and I look forward to driving it daily. When you factor in the rebates -- federal and state -- and the daily savings, you cannot beat its economy. I was surprised that people tell me the back seats are comfortable, and that I can haul more stuff from Home Depot in it than I could in my old Subaru Legacy -- even with an added spare tire -- really worth asking for when you negotiate with dealer."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Feels like a premium car

By on Thursday, August 24, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, feels solid, quiet cabin"

Cons: "Small back seat, no sunglasses holder"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is very solid and feels more like an entry level luxury car. It has very little wind noise, no body roll on windy roads, the dashboard is simple, intuitive and fluid/modern and it has all the little things you would want to have in a car. You can barely hear the engine, although it sounds weird and it feels a lot weaker when youre used to the instant acceleration of the electric engine. I love driving and this car is so fun to drive! I also dont think Im missing out when comparing to an entry level german car - it feels just as nice inside and I love the interior of this car. I only have 2 bad things to say about this car which is why I took down 1 star: 1) it is small and the bucket seats can be too narrow for some people; 2) it doesnt have sunglasses compartment lol. Overall its been a great experience, and I always choose this car over my other car (Prius). The battery range (coming from a Nissan leaf) is pretty accurate and Ive been getting between 50-58 miles depending on how I drive. On gas, I get about 40-45MPG."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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