2012 Chevrolet Volt Consumer Review: 2013 Chevy Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr Hatchback (Hybrid 1-speed Direct Drive)

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2013 Chevy Volt
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2012 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


I purchased the Chevy Volt 2013 in June 2013 and I already drove over 1500 miles and I had only put in gasoline (not premium) three times. The gasoline tank capacity is about 9.5 gallons (full). The car was making 51 miles only using the battery and about 43mpg using the gasoline alternator, so about driving 94miles with the use only 1gallon of gasoline. Smooth drive when is using the battery, a little vibrating and nose when using the gasoline alternator. The front seats are manually operated. Already from the 2012 model has not yet change in this 2013 is the lack of space for the rear passengers (legs and head).

Best Features

Nice firm seats, great acceleration car ride. OnStar very helpful as well mobile apps that allow starting the car lock and unlock the door, all from your phone.

Worst Features

This car is very nose inside so the use of the Bluetooth/hands free for your telephone is very limited due to the other end that you are talking to can't listen. The other cons that I see is the touch controls are so sensitive that easily can activate some other while you try to work in your screen touch. One important fact to consider prior to choose this car is the home charger, the car comes with one for use only in any outlet 110v, (full charge between 10-16 hours), GM endorse only Bosh manufacture for the charger to use 220v (4 hours full charge) that goes from $ 450 to $ 3000 (just the charger) and installation from $900 to $ 1000 ++
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