2013 Chevrolet Volt Consumer Review: Expensive leading PHEV w cramp

2013 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Expensive leading PHEV w cramped interior
By dm3 on


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


Ground breaking plugin hybrid. Uses engine to extend the range of an otherwise all electric vehicle.
Overall drives well. Good acceleration and handling. Comfortable amazingly quiet ride. Can use it all electric for typical commutes.

However lots of compromises. Very high price due to dual drive trains. Interior cramped to due low ceiling for reduced drag, 4 passenger seating due to battery in the cabin. Electric range works for shorter trips, but on longer trips seems to simply improve gas mileage which still isn't as good as a Prius. Hoping next rev. will fix these issues.

Best Features

Useful all electric range. Very smooth transition from electric to ICE (engine). Pretty good handling. Impressive acceleration from a stop.

Worst Features

Center console is a usability disaster. Cramped interior. Ceiling too low. Hump between the seats too large. 4 passenger seating due to rear hump. Tailgate floor too high, trunk too small. Needs more electric range. Should have 6.6kw charger for faster charging.
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