CARS.COM — Chevrolet redesigned its plug-in Volt for 2016, and although the new Volt’s greater range and fuel economy are big news, so too is its backseat. For 2016, the Volt has five seats, instead of four, with a new three-position bench in back. While there still isn’t room for three car seats (the new middle position is tiny), a half-inch of additional legroom compared with the 2015 Volt goes a long way; there was plenty of room for two car seats in our test — even rear-facing car seats that eat up legroom.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The two sets of Latch anchors sit deep within the seat bight behind slits in the seat upholstery. Accessing them wasn’t too difficult.
- The infant seat installed easily and we did not need to move the front passenger seat forward to fit it. Caregivers should note that the seat bottom cushion is angled toward the seatback, so some may need to use a rolled towel or swim noodle to ensure the car seat sits at the proper angle.
- In rear-facing mode, the convertible went in easily and fit well. There was no need to move the front passenger seat forward.
- In forward-facing mode, the convertible installed without a problem; the top tether anchor was easy to connect to.
- The booster seat fit well nestled into the deep seat bottom cushion. The buckles are on stable bases and stick up high, making them easier for small hands to grasp and use.
What We Don’t
- Although the three tether anchors on the rear seatbacks are easy to use, they aren’t labeled and parents might confuse them with nearby cargo hooks.