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Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt

About Chevrolet Volt

For 2017 Chevrolet’s Volt improves upon the 1st-generation car in a number of ways. It has better all-electric range, with 53 miles on battery power easily attainable. It can go a total of 420 miles thanks to a more fuel-efficient engine. But beyond efficiency, it's just a better car, period. It's fun to drive, with a nicely sorted suspension, good steering and decent power from its unique drivetrain. The interior is both more conventional and more high-tech than before, thanks to the use of real buttons combined with features like Apple CarPlay. It can even seat five people, at least for short drives, and it looks great. The price is also spot-on with the Toyota Prius, after you deduct for federal and state EV credits.

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LATEST MODEL
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.

  • Expert Rating: 9.0
  • Consumers Rating: 8.5
  • MPGh 43|42
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

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."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great Car

By on Monday, December 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great electric vehicle with fun performance"

Cons: "Electric miles could be more"

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

"Car is totally redesigned and is fun to drive. Did change the tires to AS3 Michelin. Now, it is a sports sedan. Loss of weight and better suspension does work. Build of car is excellent. Everything fits and works. I have not achieved 50 miles--more like 44-46--probably the way I drive and on the freeway at speeds above 65. Regen braking is fun. Got the Premier with all options and red paint with two-tone brandy interior. Great car so far--coming off a CTS and still have a Corvette. So performance is important to me. Tesla was on my list but still too expensive--the Volt works for me. By far most of my miles have been electric--have used 5 gallons of gas so far--no plans to use more. At 137 MPG."

29 people out of 33 found this review helpful

54 miles Elec., 420 miles total. No Range Anxiety!

By on Monday, September 19, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,600

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: "So many you need to test drive one to understand!"

Cons: "None, and I know that sounds crazy!"

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

"Stands alone among electric vehicles. If you drive less than 54 miles per trip you may never need to buy gas again. Never worry you might not get home. After 54 miles the gas engine starts to keep the battery charged. Electric motors have great torque and quiet running. Range with electric and gas is 420 miles before you need to buy gas on a long trip. Beautiful outside and inside. So many choices you can make on mode of driving, self parking, lane keeping, etc. Some want to call it a Hybrid but, IMO, it is a true electric vehicle with a Range Extender (EVRE) as described by GM. Don't test drive one if you're afraid of falling in love."

27 people out of 31 found this review helpful

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