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2013 Chevrolet Volt
2013 Chevrolet Volt
Available Price Range $10,046-$18,298 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 97 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2013 Chevrolet Volt

Our Take

Unlike conventional hybrids, which drive the wheels with electric or gas power, the Volt is a battery-powered electric car that has a gas-powered range-extending generator onboard to keep the car going if the charge runs out. The Volt is essentially a four-door hatchback family car with two rear... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Limited cargo space
  • Requires premium gas
  • Rear window wiper needed
  • Range varies with temperature, terrain
  • Look, feel of touch-sensitive center control panel

Notable Features

  • Estimated EV range increased to 38 miles
  • New battery conserving driving mode
  • Plug-in battery-electric car
  • Gas-powered range-extending generator
  • New safety and entertainment features
  • Gas-powered range of 300-plus miles
  • 8-year/100,000-mile battery warranty

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 55 reviews

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Exceeds All Expectations!

by SkiingSIU from Batavia, IL on September 10, 2012

I'm blown away at all the nasty press on this car. I looked at the facts. 40 miles per charge, gas engine to extend when needed, comfortable to drive, and safe. The volt hits the mark on all of these ... Read Full Review

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Safety

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Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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