2011 Chevrolet Volt First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2011 Chevrolet Volt - Road Test Specs

2011 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback

(0-cyl. Hybrid 1-speed Direct Drive)


Model year2011
Style4dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid)
Base MSRP$40,000 (est.)


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,364/83.2
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder
Redline (rpm)15,000 (electric motor)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)149 (electric motor); 71 (internal combustion engine)
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)273 (electric motor)
Transmission typeSingle-speed reduction gear


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson strut, coil spring, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, torsion beam, coil spring, integated stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric power steering
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelAssurance Fuel Max
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP215/55R17 93S
Tire size, rearP215/55R17 93S
Wheel size17 inches
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, frontSingle-piston sliding caliper, ventilated discs
Brakes, rearSingle-piston sliding caliper

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)8

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,300 (est.)
Length (in.)177
Width (in.)70.8
Height (in.)56.3
Wheelbase (in.)105.7
Seating capacity4
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)10.6


Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsNot Available
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Available

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