2016 Chevrolet Volt: It's Not a Five-Seater
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on August 3, 2016
Chevrolet sells the 2016 Volt as a five-seater. It does have three seatbelts in the rear, but it's not a five-seater.
Not with this giant battery-pack hump in the middle of the back row.
Just like our old long-termer, the original 2011 Chevrolet Volt, this car is a four-seater in the real world. At least the 2011 model was realistic about it. Forget the usual small hump in the floor; this is a straight-up beverage cart between your thighs. I wouldn't subject any of my friends to a three-wide ride in the rear of the Volt unless it were absolutely necessary, and even then, I might just call an UberXL instead.
Travis Langness, Automotive Editor @ 11,130 miles