Used 2018 Chevrolet Volt Consumer Reviews

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Saving the World

Pat Jordan, 10/16/2017
Premier 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)
25 of 27 people found this review helpful

To me the Volt is unique among pure electric and hybrid automobiles. It allows you to drive in the electric mode for fifty miles before needing a recharge. That usually covers my everyday driving. However, if you need to go farther, it changes over seamlessly to the gas powered motor to produce energy to run the electric drive motor. This allows you to drive in the electric mode most of the time with no range anxiety. With a full charge and tank of gas it will go almost 400 miles with no need to spend the night or day at a charging station. The premier version has all the bells and whistles that most of new cars have such as blind spot awareness, backup camera, lane keeping, collision avoidance, bluetooth, navigation, Onstar, and heated steering wheel and seats. I would have liked it to have been a little longer, more like a midsize sedan. I am not a big fan of the fastback, which I think makes for poor rear visibility. The rear seats are a little tight to get into but I've had several regular size men say they were comfortable enough. I have really enjoyed driving my Volt. It is quiet and smooth and has great acceleration.

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WOW

Baker McKonly, 02/23/2018
Premier 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

This car is amazing, feels and drives like a high end car, I get more electric range than it is rated for. Has all the driver assist technology that is out there. The adaptive cruise is really amazing. I recommend that everybody check this car out if they are in the market for a car. I think it is such a better choice than a pure EV, no range anxiety or need to plan trips around where their are charging stations and have to plug in and wait for a charge to continue travelling. I am getting between 60 to 65 miles per charge when driving around town. No need to buy fuel except when taking a trip. I get 120 MPGE around town. If needed you can get in it and drive across the country not having to worry about charging stations and laying up for it to charge.

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A real electric car, with a back-up plan.

Dennis, 09/07/2018
LT 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Here's the important point: The Volt is the ONLY plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that operates as a FULLY electric vehicle until the battery is exhausted. Every other PHEV on the market will kick on the gas engine if you floor the throttle, and most will kick on the gas engine if you turn on the heater even in mild weather. Not the Volt. It is an honest-to-goodness electric car for 53 miles. After that, it operates as a very smooth and quiet hybrid. In other words, the Volt isn't aimed at the would-be hybrid buyer who just wants a plug for a few extra MPG. It's aimed at the would-be electric car buyer who doesn't want to be restricted by the limited availability of public charging infrastructure. For most drivers, 53 miles of EV range is enough that all normal daily driving will take place on electricity. And when it's time for a road trip, there's no need to plan ahead to find charging stations and allow extra charging time---just put gas in the car and go, just like a normal gas vehicle. It's the best of both worlds. The only real downsides to the Volt are so-so visibility from the driver's seat---though available safety nannies mitigate that---and limited rear headroom.

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Love not visiting the one arm bandit gas pumps

Kevin Roberts, 04/22/2018
Premier 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)
12 of 13 people found this review helpful

On my second Volt in five years. The first time ever owning a vehicle that I had no repairs to pay for. After four years my Volt was running so well I gave it to my son to drive and he is loving it as well. My new VOLT averages 64 miles per charge and I live with a lot of terrains. The highest mileage on one charge is 66.7 and the lowest was 51.9 It's a wonderful car Navigation and control panel is hard to get used to it's a bit whacky in my opinion. But a solid overall car. I leased the fully loaded VOLT Premier with 15,000 miles a year with $1,500 down which included the first payment I received a rebate back from California for $1,500 and 35 more payments at $355 per month. My lease price was $29,200 and my residual is $18,300. The only reason I didn't purchase the car is I feel the cars value at the end of the lease will be in the $14,000 range from my past experience. My 2014 Volt was still running like it did the day I bought it and felt the value of the car was far greater than the market value which is the reason for passing it on.

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1st gen was so good, I bought a Gen 2 ... LOVE IT!

Paulie Bee, 11/01/2018
Premier 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful

This car is so under appreciated by the mass majority of people looking to purchase a hybrid of any kind. It's also one that GM needs to be more aggressive on advertising and getting people to truly understand it's capabilities. To the reviewer on this site about only getting 40 miles of charge, I'd say he should get it checked, but also to read the manual and realize that the "estimated" range is based upon previous drive cycles. If you're hard in the throttle, or driving over 60 mph, the range will certainly be less. My wife LOVES driving our Gen 2 Volt, to the point that she prefers to drive the newer Volt over our 2017 Camaro SS. The infotainment and center stack in general is much better than the touch sensitive center stack of the first generation Volt due to ease of operation. Reliability has been a huge plus from our Gen 1 Volt, which is another reason we purchased a second one ... and rather than trade in the one that was paid off, we decided to keep it instead for our daughter to drive in a couple years. There are a few things I like better with the Gen 1 and many improvements for the Gen 2, but I guess I wish we'd have waited for the 2019 to come out, as there are still more features that I'd like to have on my 2018 Volt. The ICE (gas engine) definitely gets better highway mpg after there are more miles driven on it. I recently took a trip to California, and saw nearly 43 mpg on all gas driving 75-85 mph on I-70 and I-15 through Utah, Nevada, and on into California. There's some rather hilly terrain on that trek, but the Volt just chugged right along with no problems whatsoever. We love both our Volts, and hopefully, GM will keep improving it while maintaining it's reliability in the future generations. I also hope GM starts to advertise the car better, as it deserves so much more that people give it credit for. There's not a day that goes by in which someone doesn't stop me to ask about the car after I park somewhere or while filling up at a gas station. The worst estimated EV range I've had is 48 miles (daily mountain driving). My best estimated range so far is 73 miles. I know I could surpass that if I were to keep driving that same trip for a week, but I'd rather put more miles on the older Volt (currently at 175K miles). If you're even thinking of a new 4 passenger car, you owe it to yourself to test drive a Volt and compare it to other cars. And don't forget that nice $7,500 federal tax credit ... as in, you'll get $7,500 dollars back when you file your taxes, not $7,500 less of taxable income. Update: the Gen2 has not disappointed, and makes me wonder WHY on Earth did GM cancel this technological wonder? It should be used in their large trucks and SUVs if you ask me.

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