Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet Volt

2019 Chevrolet Volt

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

CG Says: The 2019 Chevrolet Volt gets an available 7.2 kW charging system that Chevrolet claims cuts charging times in half. Volt also gets a new infotainment system and a digital rearview camera replaces the former analog unit. The Premier model gains a 6-way power driver seat, that is also available on LT. Volt is an extended-range electric, compact 4-door hatchback. Electric-only range is 53 miles. With its range-extending gas engine, Volt can go up to 420 miles, thus eliminating the “range anxiety” associated with typical pure-electric cars. Volt has a 149-horsepower electric motor and a 1.5-liter gas engine to support the electric-drive system. Available features include low-speed automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, LED headlights, automatic parking assist, and adaptive cruise control. A center seatbelt in the back seat makes the Volt a 5-passenger car. However, that center seat has no leg room and should be considered emergency seating for short trips. Volt’s combination of electric efficiency combined with the “safety net” of a gasoline-engine backup make it the best answer for folks looking to go green without being constrained by range limitations.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices LT: $34,395
Premier: $38,995

Base Engine
1.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric
149 (electric)
Std. Transmission
Avail. Transmission
EPA Combined Electric Range (MPGe)
EPA Combined Gas Range (mpg)

Chevrolet Volt
2019 Chevrolet Volt
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 5

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