2016 Chevrolet Volt: Santa's Blue Sleigh
by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on December 18, 2015
With the key to our new 2016 Chevrolet Volt in my pocket, I headed out to the garage to take a good look at the Chevy's cargo capacity.
Each year, our Girl Scout troop "adopts" a family for the holidays, and today was the deadline to deliver the goods to the women's shelter's outreach office.
"Not terrible," I thought, as I popped the hatch, opened the rear doors, and started to fold forward the Volt's 60/40-split rear seats.
Chevrolet lists the Volt's official cargo capacity as 10.6 cubic feet with all seats in place, but as I was driving solo on this mission, I didn't need to worry about saving room for passengers.
Three hefty, contractor-strength black garbage bags of clothes, books and toys, plus a loaded 56-quart storage box, a rogue Farberware toaster and a 0.9 cubic-feet microwave oven (in a lovely shade of....red?) fit safely in the Volt's rear cargo area, ready for transport.
Hopefully, this Volt-full of gifts helps make one family's holiday season a bit more merry and bright.
Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor @ 2,211 miles