Will the Luggage Fit? - 2016 Chevrolet Volt
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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Will the Luggage Fit?

by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on July 7, 2016

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Will the luggage fit? To answer this question we loaded (our 2016 Chevrolet Volt) with bags in different configurations and took photos. What constitutes carry-on luggage varies depending upon who you ask. So for the sake of standardization we used the same blue carry-on bag--size (21 x15x10 inches) and red checked bag--size (30x20x13 inches).

Take the jump for photos and more detail...

Access to the cargo area

The Volt hatchback opens wide to fit all of your stuff. Load height is 33 inches from the ground, which is lower than similarly sized vehicles with traditional trunks. The lid is a bit of a reach when opened. Its handle is 71 inches up.

Behind the second row

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Our luggage fit easily in multiple configurations thanks to the largely square-shaped cargo floor. Interior dimensions with the second-row seatbacks in place measured approximately 29 inches deep by 38 inches wide at the wheel wells.

One limitation within the space is the Volt's sloping rear hatch. We were unable to close the lid with two checked-size bags, though it fit other configurations without issue.

Behind the 1st row

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt

With the second-row seats folded we fit all of our luggage with room to spare. The seatbacks fold 80/20 and flat. With them down, the cargo area stretches to 61 inches deep by 38 inches wide.

Find other Volt cargo specs here.

Compare the Volt to our 2016 Toyota Prius here.

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 10.125 miles

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