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2016 Chevrolet Volt Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • Redesigned for 2016
  • Adds more electric only range (50 miles vs. 38 miles last year)
  • Qualifies for Federal and some state tax incentives
The 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been redesigned with brand new styling inside and out, a more powerful battery that adds electric range, and added technology.

The exterior styling is now more conventional; the Volt is still a hatchback, there’s a single piece that lifts up with the rear glass to expose the trunk. Viewed in profile, the Volt actually looks pretty sporty and attractive – two adjectives the previous model didn’t come close to touching. LED headlights and taillights come standard, as do 17-inch alloy wheels. The Volt does not come with a spare tire, it has a patch kit instead which saves weight.

Speaking of weight savings, even though the Volt’s new battery has 20-percent more capacity it’s also 20 pounds lighter. It powers two electric motors which are a combined 100 pounds lighter than the old electric motor setup. The gas engine is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder which doesn’t drive the wheels, instead spinning up when it needs to recharge the battery and power the electric motor. It also takes regular gas instead of premium now, which will save you money at the pump.

Further adding to the Volt’s value proposition is that it qualifies for Federal and some state level tax incentives which will drag down the effective cost of ownership even more. Chevrolet used to be fond of saying the commutes for the vast majority of folks fit under the Volt’s 35 miles of electric-only range when it was launched. Now that it’s 50? It will make sense for even more people. In total, the Volt has approximately 420 miles of total range, gas and battery, and no range anxiety. Charge time is 13 hours on a standard household outlet, or 4 hours if you have a 240v charger installed.

Inside, the 2016 Volt has expanded seating capacity to five but it’s still most comfortable with four passengers. There are two 8-inch LCD screens up front, one in the gauge cluster and the other in the center console to power the audio and climate systems (navigation as well if equipped). Two USB ports, automatic climate control, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and remote start come standard. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a Bose audio system are optional. The Volt will offer Apple CarPlay at launch, but no Android Auto – that is rumored to be coming later in 2016.

Standard safety features include 10 airbags and a backup camera. The 2016 Volt also offers many of the latest in driver safety aids, including forward collision warnings with automatic braking, blind sport warnings, land departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and an automated parking system. Chevrolet also offers a longer warranty on the battery (8 years/100,000 miles) to put owners at ease.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 0 MPG
  • Highway: 0 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
4.9/5
Exterior:
4.9/5
Interior:
4.8/5
Comfort:
4.7/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
4.9/5

14 of 14 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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