Awkward Dead Pedal Placement and Seating Position - 2016 Chevrolet Volt
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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Awkward Dead Pedal Placement and Seating Position

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on December 29, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt

I always remember being comfortable in our long-term 2010 Chevrolet Volt. Not so with its successor. I find the 2016 Chevrolet Volt's driver seat is mounted too high, or rather, I can't crank the rear portion of the seat bottom down enough using the manual height adjustment. And unfortunately, there is still no power driver seat available, which strikes me as odd given how much other equipment is available.

Another issue is the dead pedal. I find it's at a slightly awkward angle and not on the same plane as the accelerator. As a result, I find myself resting my foot just a bit further ahead on the firewall. It's not ideal, but it is more comfortable.

This is all rather unfortunate because I would otherwise find the Volt to be an extremely pleasant commuter car.

James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor

 

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