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

New Volt Owner

By on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, seamless hybrid transition, quietness"

Cons: "Small hatch area, no spare, tight rear headroom"

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

"We have had our Volt Premier for one week. I wont repeat what many other reviewers have already noted. What I emphasize is how quiet, responsive, and comfortable the car is to drive. So far we are getting 50+ miles for a full electrical charge. Using the standard 120 volt charger on the 12 amp setting, a full charge takes about 13 hours. The safety features in the Driver Confidence I and II packages work well, compensate for the poor rear visibility, and are worth the added cost. The most obvious limitations of the Volt are the small storage area behind the rear seats and the lack of a spare tire (run flat tires would certainly help). Our Volt has exhibited no problems thus far. I am very happy with the vehicle quality, driveability, and ability to move further away from the carbon fuel grid."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Nice car own and fun to drive

By on Monday, October 2, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,200

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "gets me to work and back with ) ommissions"

Cons: "turning radius is not great- rear seats crapmedFo"

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

"Consider this a 2017 spaceship that is tethered to the ground by 4 rubber tires. The console is sapceshipish and front seats are comfortable. All the bells and whistles to keep you connected to the electronic world. Back up camera is better than my other cars. Traded the Mercedes E430 for this and Im free of going to the gas station once a week."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Volt went to finishing school

By on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "averaging 65-70 miles per charge"

Cons: "no power or ventilated seats at price point"

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

"This was my second American car since 1980, the last was a 2014 Volt. I have preferred Toyota or Honda, but much to my surprise, the Volt is much more of a drivers car, seems to be better constructed and substantial, and has been every bit as reliable. I averaged 182 miles per gallon over 15,000 miles, and never wished I had more torque. This is a compact car with non adult rear seats, but if it fits your travel and desire to go electric without range anxiety, consider one. The new volt is incredibly improved in every way; very impressed."

14 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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