Pros: Technologically advanced powertrain is essentially unmatched among competitors; fine throttle response; quietness
Cons: Pricing is steep compared to conventional gas-engine competitors; rear seat space is a bit stingy; rear visibility is compromised by thick roof pillars
CG Says: There’s no denying the 2014 Chevrolet Volt’s technological prowess. It offers the benefits of electric-only driving while providing a gasoline engine to eliminate the “range anxiety” associated with cars that only run on batteries. Even taking its sophisticated drivetrain out of the picture, Volt is still a decent compact car by most objective measures. If you’re the type of person who wants to go green but has an overwhelming case of range anxiety, Volt could be the car for you.