2016 Chevrolet Volt Long-Term Road Test - Cargo Space

2016 Chevrolet Volt Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Monthly Update for September 2017

by Calvin Kim, Road Test Editor

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Where Did We Drive It?
This is the last update for our 2016 Chevrolet Volt. Though we normally like to retire a vehicle quickly to make room for the next long-termer, our Volt saw one last month of driving.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Monthly Update for May 2017

by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Where Did We Drive It?
Compared against its extraordinarily busy April, May was a return to the norm for our 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The Volt spent most of its time in April with our long-distance commuters, but the majority of the miles racked up in May were from editors close to our Santa Monica headquarters. As such, just under 800 miles were added to the Volt's odometer.

The entire month was largely drama-free, except for a flat tire incurred by Senior Writer Carlos Lago. On the bright side, this allowed Carlos to familiarize himself with a Pep Boys lobby for the better part of four hours.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Monthly Update for February

by Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Where Did We Drive It?
In the month of February we fed our 2016 Chevrolet Volt a steady diet of commuter miles. It was a lot of heavy lifting for the Volt. But driving wasn't the only work we subjected it to.

Editor Dan Frio and I tag-teamed the entire month with the Chevy. His slog between home and Edmunds HQ is a round trip of 120 miles to my 80. So the majority of the 1,380 miles we drove last month were on the highway, though Dan still made a concerted effort to live the EV life. Additionally, we challenged, and exceeded, the limits of the Volt's cargo hold while running errands locally.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Will the Luggage Fit?

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

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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...

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Cargo Cover Hook Malfunction

by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on March 4, 2016

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It's frustrating when something little like this happens.

I was staring at the cargo area in our long-term 2016 Chevrolet Volt with my hands on my hips. I was attempting to install the small sheet of fabric that Chevrolet deems fit to call a cargo cover when one off the hook points comes loose.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: High Liftover Height

by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on December 25, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Yes, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is a hatchback. Yes, consequently it has a more versatile cargo area than a compact sedan. Unfortunately, unlike other hatchbacks, the Volt has a significant liftover height. One must hoist whatever up and over the bumper and then lower it onto the cargo floor.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Santa's Blue Sleigh

by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on December 18, 2015

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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.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt: Introduction

by Mike Magrath, Features Editor on December 11, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt

If you don't think General Motors has cutting-edge technology, you haven't been paying attention.

Though it hasn't had a hybrid with the success of the Prius, or an EV with the range, style and coolness of the Tesla Model S, GM now has the world's best Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) in the new Chevy Volt.

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