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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    Not available

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.7
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.7
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.7
This is a great car

by Kerry from Vilonia, AR | November 08, 2019

I bought the Chevy Volt because I figured I could make most of the car payment from the fuel savings. What I did not expect was how comfortable it is to drive and how many features are included on the base model.

Best of both worlds

by Johnleo from Boca Raton. Florida | October 13, 2019

Purchased used with 27,000 miles. Commute to work with my Volt everyday. Never had to put gasoline in her once. A joy to drive, plug her in when I get home and she is ready in the morning.

Perfect EV for Rural States

by Flyover Country from Clear Lake, IA | August 19, 2019

We live in flyover country, in a relatively small lake resort town. It's two-hours to the "big cities" of Des Moines (South) or Minneapolis (North). EV charging infrastructure is light to non-existent in our environs. The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is the perfect solution. It provides a battery-only EV range of over 50 miles. Almost all of our routine commuting is within this roundtrip range. We can charge at home on Level 1 or Level 2 household current charging overnight and have a full-day's commute in the battery. The lack of Level 3 fast-charging? Academic. It isn't generally available in our neck of the woods. But it is the inclusion of the range-extending gasoline engine that makes the Volt perfect for us and rural America. Exhaust the battery? No problem. The Volt seamlessly switches to generating the required electricity from the onboard gasoline engine. And I do mean seamlessly. The combined range on a full battery and full tank? Over 400 miles. On gasoline alone we get 46 mpg consistently. Combine it with the many more miles on battery alone, and the combined "gas" mileage is 171-lifetime mpg. The gas engine so far operates less than fifteen percent (15%) of our Volt's total miles. And yes, operating on electricity is significantly cheaper than gasoline at approximately $0.11 per kWh versus our current $2.60 per gal of E10 gasoline. Our 2017 Volt makes some compromises to save weight or cost but none that aren't worth the return. For example? The rear cargo area cover is a few ounces of cloth, and not a more rigid but heavier removable cargo shelf. The front seats in our top-of-the-line Premier are manual and lack lumbar adjustment. But the seats are comfortable for long-distant travel. Dash plastics are more hard plastic than soft but are none-the-less attractive in shape and design, especially in our optional two-tone black and tan combination. Driver-Assistive technologies are fabulous. Love the lane-keeping feature's gentle nudge. Blindspot warning and rear-view backup camera are helpful with the high aero tail. Rearward visibility isn't the best, but we'll take the aero advantages. Our Volt Premier even offers automatic parallel parking. You can see self-driving just over the horizon. Overall, the Volt strongly reminds us of a prior favorite car, our 2002 Mercury Cougar 2.0 liter. The Cougar was a 3-door rather than a 5-door, but the overall size and feel and interior configuration. The Volt is remarkably sporty in looks and feel. Though the EV game encourages smooth driving and planning for regenerative braking. We give the engineering and driver experience top marks. Grin every time we look at our fuel savings. Couldn't be happier.

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2017 Chevrolet Volt Overview


The 2017 Chevrolet Volt is a compact hybrid sedan that competes with the Toyota Prius. It can be charged using a standard 120-volt portable charging cord or an available 240-volt cord for faster charging.

Two trims are available: the LT and Premier.

Unlike the Prius, the Volt is styled to look like a normal compact sedan. It has geometric-shaped headlights and taillights. Shiny, chrome shields cover up the front grille and fascia. In contrast, the trunk and rear fascia are clad in black. Standard features include LED daytime running lamps and power side mirrors. Available features include an illuminated charging port, sill plates, and heated side mirrors.

Powering the Volt is a standard 149-hp (111 kW) electric drive system. A 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder generator converts gasoline into electric energy when the battery is almost depleted. The Volt earned an EPA-estimated 43/42 mpg city/highway. On electric battery, it has a 53-mile range. On a full charge and a full tank of gas, it can travel up to 420 miles total.

Inside, the Volt has a sporty interior with pattern cloth seats. It comes with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat for storage convenience. The center console features the Chevrolet MyLink multimedia system, which includes an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, dual USB ports, satellite radio, and OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot (data subscription required). Standard features include cruise control and remote keyless entry. Leather-trim seats, heated front seats, an integrated navigation system, and a Bose premium audio system are also optional.

Standard safety features include front airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and a backup camera. Available features include forward automatic braking, forward collision alert, lane keep assist, and rear cross traffic alert.