2012 Chevrolet Volt Consumer Review: Review from a car enthusiast

2012 Chevrolet Volt - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr Hatchback (0-cyl. Hybrid 1-speed Direct Drive)

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By quattro on


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


I like cars that handle well, beautifully design and well put together.Been driving my volt for 3wks and I'm glad to say the volt is all that.Never had GM b4 bc of the quality of cars I have seen.Volt is nothing like that.A technological marvel and very polished from its display, drivetrain, design, handling to how its put together.Doesn't feel like a first gen product at all.GM should be real proud.
I have a gen 2 Prius, BMW x5 diesel.
prius is light as paper,noisy,drives like a cheap economy car.
Diesel rattles and it's noisy.Volt rides like a luxury car and feels safe,substantial and quiet
U get the most if your commute is ~ the ev range Got 41 miles on e
Try it out u will be converted

Best Features

Super smooth and quiet. No vibration, noise from engine when on e Great torque from stop. Great for stop and go traffic Handling is good for a commute car. Little roll when cornering. Good body control Quiet and feels substantial. Doors close with a thub and not a ping like the Prius. Chassis is very rigid-no squeak or rattle when going over bumps. Its sufficiently quiet even when on gas. Attractive interior/exterior design Good quality material inside out Well put together Nice bose sound system A very polished and not half baked product

Worst Features

Push the rear roofline back (like the Prius) to allow more leg and head room in the back. Prius seats 4 sub 6 ft adults reasonably comfortably. I feel a little claustrophic in the back. Only my 8 yrs old sits in the back and he has no complain. The modified roofline will allow for increased trunk space also which is just adequate in the volt Improve mpg when in gas mode Extend ev range lower the price-yes, i want everything :)
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