Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt

Pros & Cons

  • More all-electric range than most plug-in hybrids
  • Plenty of advanced tech and safety features are available
  • Nimble and easy to drive in the city
  • Rear seat and luggage area aren't as roomy as that of some rivals
  • Interior material quality is disappointing
  • Tricky parking since the car's nose is hard to see
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List Price Estimate
$20,601 - $23,507

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Which Volt does Edmunds recommend?

The 2019 Chevy Volt is only available in two trim levels: LT and Premier. The LT has a decent amount of equipment for the money, but we'd go with the Premier. The Premier gets the quicker 7.2-kWh onboard charger as standard (it's an option on the LT) and it allows you to add some optional safety features such as adaptive cruise control and an upgraded forward collision mitigation system.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

8.0 / 10

It's fair to say that no vehicle bridges the gap between hybrids and pure electric vehicles better than the 2019 Chevrolet Volt. When it comes to all-electric range, no other plug-in hybrid can match the EPA-rated 53 miles. What does that mean? Well, you drive the Volt about 53 miles before it needs to switch over to its gasoline engine. For a lot of people, that means not even having to use the engine at all on a daily basis.

After that, it's like any other hybrid on the road. Fill it up with gas, drive until you run out, then fill it up again and keep on moving. The Volt is also surprisingly good to drive. It accelerates quickly, brakes well and even handles well on curvy back roads. One notable upgrade this year is the Volt's newly optional 7.2-kWh onboard charger. Compared to the existing 3.6-kWh unit, this higher capacity charger cuts 240-volt charging times in half, to about 2.3 hours to completely recharge.

The Volt's interior also has a new infotainment interface and an optional power-adjustable driver's seat. All together, these changes help the Volt maintain its high ranking for a plug-in hybrid. There are some appealing competitors to look at, such as the Kia Niro Plug-In, the Honda Clarity Plug-In and the Prius Prime. But in the end, we wouldn't be surprised if you landed on the 2019 Chevrolet Volt.

What's it like to live with?

Plug-in hybrids have a limited customer base, but the Volt will likely please interested buyers. It has impressive all-electric range and transitions smoothly from battery to engine power. We learned this over the course of a two-year test that logged nearly 29,000 miles of city driving and road-trip range testing. Is it the right car for you? Read our Chevy Volt long-term test to find out. Note that while we tested a 2016 Volt, most of our observations apply to the 2019 model as well.

Chevrolet Volt models

The 2019 Volt is a five-seat, plug-in hybrid hatchback sedan offered in LT and Premier trims. Both come with a plug-in hybrid system consisting of twin electric motors, a 1.5-liter gasoline engine/generator and an 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Total system output is 149 horsepower and 294 pound-feet of torque. You need to plug it in to recharge fully, but the battery pack can also be partially recharged on the go from the gas engine/generator and regenerative braking.

Standard feature highlights for the Volt LT include 17-inch wheels, a 3.6-kWh onboard charger,  LED headlights (low-beam) and taillights, keyless entry and ignition, remote start, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Notable technology features for the Volt are a reconfigurable driver information and gauge cluster display screen, Bluetooth, OnStar (with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity), an 8-inch central touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.

Optional for the LT is a Comfort package that includes heated mirrors, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel. Leather upholstery can be ordered with the LT Comfort package as well. An eight-speaker Bose audio system is available as a stand-alone option.

Move up to the Volt Premier and you get the LT's equipment, the contents of the Comfort package, the Bose audio system, plus different 17-inch wheels, a 7.2-kWh onboard charger (which speeds up charging time), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated rear outboard seats, a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat with two-way lumbar adjustment, and an automated parking system (parallel and perpendicular).

The faster 7.2-kWh onboard charging system is available as a stand-alone option for the LT. A Driver Confidence package is available for the LT and Premier trims and it includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors. The Driver Confidence 2 package for the Premier trim (requires the Driver Confidence package) adds forward collision warning with automatic low-speed emergency braking, lane departure warning and intervention, and adaptive headlights.

If you get the Driver Confidence 2 package, you can also spring for adaptive cruise control and an upgraded automatic emergency braking system. A navigation system and a wireless charging pad for cellphones are optional for the Premier.

Trim tested

The ratings in this review are based on our full test of a Chevrolet Volt Premier (1.5L inline-4 plug-in hybrid | CVT automatic | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2017, the current Chevy Volt has received some revisions, including the addition of an optional 7.2-kWh onboard charger and a new infotainment interface. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Chevrolet Volt, however.


Overall8.0 / 10


Considering the Volt's eco-friendly mission and its thriftiness on fuel, it performs admirably. The Volt feels willing and able in just about every situation, and it's one of the smoothest-driving plug-in hybrid vehicles out there.


The Volt's powertrain delivers smooth and seamless acceleration whether in electric or gasoline mode. Our sprint to 60 mph took just 7.8 seconds on electricity or 7.5 seconds on gasoline, an enthusiastic performance for a green car.


The brake pedal is a bit unresponsive initially, but otherwise the Volt's braking is pleasingly smooth and linear. The blending of regenerative and regular friction braking is nearly imperceptible, too. In our 60 mph-to-zero panic-stop test, the Volt posted a respectable 119-foot distance.


It steers with a confidence and directness that make it easy for the driver to guide the car around turns and through corners. Effort is generally good, but it can feel a bit "thick" and indistinct around center when cruising straight.


The Volt exhibits good coordination and even a bit of playfulness on winding roads. Don't push it too hard, though, because the suspension and economy-minded tires aren't optimized for that sort of thing.


Electric drive is very smooth in the Volt. In gasoline mode, the engine and the CVT work well together, too. It's an easy car to drive. The Volt has an L mode and a steering-wheel-mounted paddle for more brake regeneration. But some drivers might find the paddle's abrupt engagement off-putting.


The Volt is certainly quiet, and the ride is smooth most of the time. The suspension doesn't always maintain its composure on the worst roads, though. The seats are generally well-shaped for most, but they have a few limitations that prevent them from being universally loved.

Seat comfort

The seats generally receive high marks for comfort and support, but the bottom cushion could be longer to help with thigh support. The rear outboard seats, thanks to the seat contouring and armrest padding, are comfortable for adults.

Ride comfort

The Volt is generally smooth and buttoned-down over typical sorts of worn or uneven road surfaces. But driving over potholes results in sharp impacts in the cabin. The Volt can seem overly soft and out of sorts when you encounter midcorner bumps, too.

Noise & vibration

Electric mode is exceedingly silent, of course, but this second-generation Volt is now tame when running on gasoline, too. Engine noise is no longer the sore point it was before. Detectable but not excessive levels of wind and road noise.

Climate control

Automatic climate control is standard. It's single-zone only, however. Cabin heating works well and warms up quickly. The Premier's heated seats (front and rear) and the heated steering wheel also work well.


The Volt's interior is far more useful than the previous generation. It's a lot like a regular car interior, and you can seat up to five now, in theory. But some rival plug-in hybrids are roomier and have better visibility.

Ease of use

For the most part, using the Volt's controls is simple enough. But because of some of the advanced tech, this isn't a simple car that you can immediately hop in and drive. Setting the climate control manually can be a little confusing.

Getting in/getting out

Access to the front is easy thanks to wide-opening doors and an agreeable roofline. Backseat access is trickier because of the lower roofline and smaller door openings. Taller folks will have to duck a little.

Driving position

There's enough adjustability for most drivers, but the driver seat's height adjuster could stand to have more range.


There's plenty of room up front for adults of all sizes. The back seat is a little tighter, but it's still roomy for two adults of average height. In theory, you can fit three back there, but the space taken up by the wide battery pack underneath means the center spot is for kids or car seats only.


The view out the front is good, but the nose drops away out of sight, making parking tricky. The reasonably sized rear door glass helps minimize over-the-shoulder blind spots. Rear visibility is hampered by the small rear window, but the rearview camera is excellent. A rear window wiper isn't available.


Though the styling of the cabin is nice, it could stand some more refinement in the aesthetics of the plastic and the overuse of plastic-chrome trim. Acceptable but not outstanding. Exterior assembly and paint quality are about average.


The Volt's luggage area doesn't hold a whole lot, but the hatchback design makes the most of it. For everyday driving, the Volt should work out fine. But some rival plug-in vehicles are a bit more utilitarian.

Small-item storage

The open storage space ahead of the gear shifter is useful for holding your phone or other small items. There's also a small slot next to the shifter and a decent-size center console bin. The cupholders will hold most drink sizes. In back, the Volt has two cupholders but no other storage options.

Cargo space

The trunk, at 10.6 cubic feet, is modestly sized; fitting golf bags is problematic. The provided security cover is chintzy, too. Still, the hatchback design gives you a bigger portal to load luggage compared to the typical small sedan, and the 60/40-split seatback folds down.

Child safety seat accommodation

Chevy provides the Volt with a typical arrangement of LATCH anchors. Accessing the lower anchors is OK, but the thick seat cushion contouring can hamper fitting of safety seats. Installation of a rear-facing safety seat might require sliding the front seats up a bit.


You would expect that a car as advanced as the Volt would have the latest suite of in-car tech, and Chevy delivers. The touchscreen interface is easy to use, and most driver safety aids are either standard or optional.

Smartphone integration

The two main smartphone app integration systems out right now, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, come standard on the Volt. Bluetooth pairing is simple.

Driver aids

Most of the latest driver safety aids, such as blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning and lane departure intervention, are available. An automated parking system is also optional.

Voice control

In our testing, the voice recognition system works reasonably well and gives sufficient prompts if you don't know which commands are available. Also, Siri and Google Voice on your paired smartphone can be called up by pressing and holding the voice button longer.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Chevrolet Volt.

Average user rating: 4.0 stars
14 total reviews
5 star reviews: 50%
4 star reviews: 29%
3 star reviews: 7%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 14%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Bring back the Volt I Won't go Back to my Prius!
Tim Jessup,
LT 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)
Best car I ever owned. Went 3400 miles before refueling with gas! My electric range is 63, well above the stated 53 for this car. Unlike the 2013 Prius I had before, 0-60 in 7 seconds beats 0-60 in 12 every time! We got our Volt our of state and my wife followed me back in our Prius on the 500 mile trip. Driving 65-75mph, the Volt got 47 on gas, while the Prius only got 43. Those of you who drive a Prius, check your mileage with pad and pencil. People who check find that unlike other cars, the Prius computer overstates its mileage by 3-4 mpg (there is a blog for people complaining about this), typically! When I have a bad back, the Volt seats are the most comfortable place to sit. The rear view camera has better definition and (unlike the Prius due to a bad angle on the screen) is easier to view in direct sunlight. I do recommend the blind side detection, as outside visibility is not the best. Also, the rear seat headroom, though more roomy than the previous Volt, is still not adequate for those over 6 ft tall. Can easily accommodate a bicycle, backpack, and other gear for one rider in the back. With rear seat down, rear storage is more than adequate. In Myrtle Beach, we have numerous FREE quick charge stations close by or 30-40 miles from our house. As a result, we are getting over 150 mpgeq! With the optional 7.2 KW quick charge module, we can stop at Tanger outlet and to go Starbucks and do some shopping with a full, FREE charge when we return. Our Volt will charge completely in about two hours for another 63 miles of gas free driving! My son also has a Prius (2014) and he begs us to drive the Volt when he comes home, as the Volt has so much better power and performance. Such a shame that with the demise of the $7500 tax credit this year, Chevrolet has decided to stop making the Volt. Sales have been strong over the years, considered Chevy never advertised for it, and most sales were driven by strong word of mouth recommendations, like mine! Finally, unlike the Nissan Leaf which reported loses 25% of its rated range after 100,000 miles, a Volt blogger who has now reached 400K on this Volt, still has the original batteries, and has lost only 2% of this original range!
5/5 stars, Great Car For The Price!
Kevin Arthur,
Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)
We own a 2017 Prius plugin hybrid, Tesla Model 3 dual motor Performance Package with Extended Range, and a new 2019 Chevy Volt Premier with all the options for safety. The difference in performance between the Prius and Volt is huge. Volt = 7 sec vs Prius at 11.5 sec. which is very noticeable in real world driving. The Prius feels cheap, with a poor suspension that cannot manage the winding road or a rough surface road. Volt handles much better and in a ride from CA To IN (2000 miles) it managed 3-4 miles better on a gallon of gas than our Prius following me at 65-75 mph. The Prius computer clearly lies about the mileage it was getting where the Volt on board computer was correct in computing mileage. At 70 mph on a tank of gas the Volt achieved 47 where Prius got 43 if you actually checked the real mileage by comparing the gas used and mileage driven. The Volt was MSRP was $41.5k, but the dealer took $6k off the price so it was $35.5 out the door. Already received the $800 PG&E rebate and the $1500 state credit check. After the $7500 dollar Fed tax credit the total cost is $25.7k for twice the car the Prius is. We have the higher voltage 230v charger in the garage so we only pay $1.52 for 60 miles of driving. Most places we go have all free electric charging at work, Cisco, and public parking garages have free charging in Monterey. We average 120 mpg equivalent on battery when we actually pay to charge which is only 50% of the time and 48 mpg on the gas engine which is used less that 20% of the time. The Tesla performance is on another level all together with 0-60 times 50% faster than a Mustang GT HO V8 and faster than a stock 2019 Corvette, and seats four 6’5” people comfortably. While safety features of the Volt are impressive, the Tesla autopilot reduces driver workload significantly as long as you aren’t weaving through heavy traffic like a lunatic. Overall the Chevy Volt is worth $10k-15k more than any Prius, yet costs less because of better tax incentives, and is much more fun to drive. The Tesla has incredible performance for a sedan but costs twice as much as the Volt. My son drives the Prius now and constantly asks to drive the Volt. We don’t let him drive the Tesla because he doesn’t know how to handle a car that is four times faster from 0-60 or 0-100 than a Prius, and can reach speeds of 162 mph. The Volt is the best bargain in the US, and worth much more than any Prius or Honda Insight, yet cost less.
5/5 stars, I bought one
Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)
The Chevy Onstar thing is crap. Features that are free with other manufactures, like location, remote start, charge, etc. require a $15 / month payment with Chevy. The car itself is great. Damn shame that Chevy has decided to discontinue this model. It goes over 50 miles on a charge. Consequently I almost never buy gas for it. It has an electric drivers seat to make it easy to adjust your position. Unfortunately it doesn't remember the settings for alternate drivers. The adaptive cruise control is great. For a small car it has a lot of trunk space. The rear seats fold down. It handles well and has a surprising amount of power. It works well with Android Auto. There is really no reason to buy the navigation option. Well it's been a year and a half of hybrid happiness. Locate vehicle now works without a subscription. Likewise with lock / unlock; start / stop; and sound the horn or turn on the lights I get an error with connected services. I'm not sure what the problem is, but it is minor. I took it in recently for a minor recall service. It has over 10,000 miles on it, mostly electric. The recall service was free. No other maintenance was necessary at this time. Why did Chevy discontinue this great car?
5/5 stars, re volt
Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)
I traded a 13 volt for a 19 volt . The 13 was a great commuter car flashy interior and had respectable acceleration . The gas generator made it a great all around car. Now the first drive in the 19 proved to show me the volt I always wanted ! Great acceleration much longer range (62 mi and its still cold where I live) better fuel mileage and lots of safety equipment and it doesn't scrape the front spoiler as much as my previous car. To bad GM dumped this car its a winner

2019 Chevrolet Volt video

JAMES RISWICK: It seems like only yesterday that the Chevy Volt was all new. Back then, it was revolutionary. It was vilified. And in the end, it turned out to be a very good eco-friendly car. But that was five years ago. And the sequel has arrived. [MUSIC PLAYING] The basic powertrain concept remains the same. In the simplest terms, it's an electric car until it's plug and battery, there in the center, is depleted. At which point, a gasoline engine comes on as a generator. And in certain circumstances, can power the front wheels directly. Essentially, it becomes a hybrid. But there are key improvements. There are now two electric motors, rather than one. And the gasoline engine is a bigger more modern 1.5 liter four cylinder that runs on regular gas, not premium. There are also now fewer battery cells, but they are more efficient. Other improvements include driver selectable regenerative braking intensity, just like on the Tesla Model S, and a less bulky charging cord, as well as a better storage solution for that charging cord. There are improvements inside as well. it now seats five people, although the rear middle seat is perched high. And well, you've got this thing here. Also, headroom really isn't that great. The interior no longer has those quasi-futuristic kind of fussy touch operated buttons. It now has something a little more traditional and more in keeping with other Chevy vehicles. The design, it is attractive, but the plastics kind of hard. We expect pricing to remain on par with the current Volt, although there is a chance it might actually be a bit cheaper when it arrives in dealers later this year. Either way, these updates make the Volt far more competitive with the plug-ins its predecessor paved the way for, including the Prius Plug-in, the C-Max Energi, the BMW i3. [MUSIC PLAYING]

2016 Chevrolet Volt First Look

NOTE: This video is about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, but since the 2019 Chevrolet Volt is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

For 2016, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is completely redesigned. See it at the Detroit Auto Show.

Features & Specs

Battery & Range
EPA KWh/100 mi.: 31
Time To Charge Battery (At 240V): 4.5 hr.
EPA Electricity Range: 53 mi.
5 seats
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 1-speed direct drive
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Length: 180.4 in. / Height: 56.4 in. / Width: 71.2 in.
Curb Weight: 3519 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 10.6 cu.ft.


Our experts like the Volt models:

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Provides audible and visual warnings of moving objects behind you as you're backing out of a parking space. It's standard equipment.
Forward Collision Alert
Warns of an impending collision with the vehicle ahead of you. Low-speed automatic braking is also included. Optional on the Volt Premier.
Includes various safety-related features, including emergency assistance and remote door locking and unlocking.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
Rollover5 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover9.3%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Roof Strength Test
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test

Chevrolet Volt vs. the competition

2019 Chevrolet Volt

2019 Chevrolet Volt

2018 Honda Clarity

2018 Honda Clarity

Chevrolet Volt vs. Honda Clarity

The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is the closest competitor to the Volt when it comes to electric vehicle (EV) range. On a single charge, the Clarity Plug-In is rated by the EPA to go 47 miles. That means that the Honda can make all sorts of city trips and long sections of road trips on electric energy alone. The Clarity is also a bit larger than the Volt, with more passenger and cargo capacity for families.

Compare Chevrolet Volt & Honda Clarity features 

Chevrolet Volt vs. Toyota Prius Prime

The Prius Prime is essentially a plug-in version of the standard Toyota Prius. The Prius Prime only offers about 25 miles of EV range (about half of what the Volt gives you), but it has significantly higher fuel economy when the electricity runs out: an EPA-estimated 54 mpg combined compared to the Volt's 42 mpg combined. The Prius Prime is less expensive, too.

Compare Chevrolet Volt & Toyota Prius Prime features 

Chevrolet Volt vs. Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

If you're looking for a nimble, relatively inexpensive plug-in hybrid, the Kia Niro is a viable option. It has less EV range than the Volt (26 miles to the Volt's 53 miles) but EPA-combined estimates put it at 46 mpg, which is very respectable. What's more, the Niro's starting price is significantly lower than the Volt's — an appealing advantage for price-conscious shoppers.

Compare Chevrolet Volt & Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid features 


Is the Chevrolet Volt a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 Volt both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.0 out of 10. You probably care about Chevrolet Volt fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Volt gets an EPA-estimated 42 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Volt has 10.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Chevrolet Volt. Learn more

What's new in the 2019 Chevrolet Volt?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Chevrolet Volt:

  • New optional 7.2-kWh onboard charger reduces charging time
  • Revised infotainment system and new high-definition rearview camera
  • Power driver's seat now available
  • Part of the second Volt generation introduced for 2016
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Is the Chevrolet Volt reliable?

To determine whether the Chevrolet Volt is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Volt. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Volt's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2019 Chevrolet Volt a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Chevrolet Volt is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2019 Volt and gave it a 8.0 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 Volt is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2019 Chevrolet Volt?

The least-expensive 2019 Chevrolet Volt is the 2019 Chevrolet Volt LT 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $33,520.

Other versions include:

  • LT 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) which starts at $33,520
  • Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) which starts at $38,120
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What are the different models of Chevrolet Volt?

If you're interested in the Chevrolet Volt, the next question is, which Volt model is right for you? Volt variants include LT 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD), and Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD). For a full list of Volt models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2019 Chevrolet Volt

The 2019 Chevrolet Volt is one of the better plug-in hybrids on the market right now. Its powertrain provides up to 53 miles of electric-only range, which is about twice as much as most other plug-in hybrids on the market. Once its battery runs out, the Chevrolet Volt's ace in the hole is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that kicks in once the battery runs low, allowing the Volt to drive up to 400 miles, a range that matches or exceeds that of a typical gasoline-powered car. And for 2019, the Volt gets an optional 7.2-kWh onboard charger that should cut 240-volt charging time in half. That means you can fill up on electricity in a little over two hours.

The Chevrolet Volt's 53-mile battery is sized to cope with the average commute, which means that owners may go weeks, if not months, without visiting a gas station. Functionally, it works like a pure battery-powered car, but the presence of the gasoline engine eliminates range anxiety. The gas engine starts up automatically when the battery gets low, and if there are no charging stations to be found, it operates like any other hybrid.

We like the Volt's interior. It's more conventional than the original Volt and feels less like a concept car (or an Apple prototype). The front seats are comfortable, though we wish power adjustment was an option. The back seat is split by the T-shaped battery pack, and while the cushions are shaped for three passengers, it really only accommodates two in comfort — and even then, we use that term loosely. Cargo space is 10.6 cubic feet, which is skimpy by hatchback standards, but the back seat folds down to accommodate larger items.

The Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain uses a pair of electric motors that develop 149 horsepower, along with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine. The Volt is designed to drive its full range with power coming from the 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery. When the charge runs low, the gasoline engine starts up and turns a generator to power the motors, though it also provides direct mechanical assistance under certain driving conditions. Recharging takes about 4.5 hours from a 240-volt charger with the standard 3.6-kWh onboard charger, but the optional 7.2-kWh charger should cut that time in half. Charging from a standard 120-volt home outlet will take about 13 hours. The battery also can be charged by the engine, though this has a deleterious effect on fuel economy.

Chevrolet offers the Volt in LT and Premier trims. Both are nicely equipped, with the Premier adding some luxury and safety features. Edmunds can help find the perfect 2019 Chevrolet Volt for you.

Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt Overview

The Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt is offered in the following submodels: Volt Hatchback. Available styles include LT 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD), and Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD). The Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 1-speed direct drive. The Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2019 Chevrolet Volt?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2019 Volt 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2019 Volt.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt?

Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt LT 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)

The Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt LT 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,395. The average price paid for a new Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt LT 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) is trending $11,602 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,602 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $22,793.

The average savings for the Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt LT 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) is 33.7% below the MSRP.

Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)

The Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,995. The average price paid for a new Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) is trending $12,467 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $12,467 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26,528.

The average savings for the Used 2019 Chevrolet Volt Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) is 32% below the MSRP.

Which used 2019 Chevrolet Volts are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2019 Chevrolet Volt?

2019 Chevrolet Volt LT 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel
42 compined MPG,

2019 Chevrolet Volt Premier 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel
42 compined MPG,

EPA Est. MPG42
Transmission1-speed direct drive
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.5 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase106.1 in.
Length180.4 in.
Width71.2 in.
Height56.4 in.
Curb Weight3519 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2019 Chevrolet Volt?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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