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2014 Chevrolet Volt
2014 Chevrolet Volt
Available Price Range $12,287-$18,907 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 97 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2014 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
  • Terrible outward visibility
  • Range varies with temperature, terrain
  • Look, feel of touch-sensitive center control panel

Notable Features

  • $5,000 price drop
  • Plug-in battery-electric car
  • Estimated EV range of 38 miles
  • Gas-powered range-extending generator
  • Gas-powered range of 300-plus miles
  • 8-year/100,000-mile battery warranty


Our Expert Reviews

Although the Chevrolet Volt has received a big price cut, it still retains its novel extended-range electric car abilities — as well as its poor visibility, questionable touch-sensitive panels and cramped interior. It's been a while since we got a close look at the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors' original plug-in hybrid electric car. It's a novel hatchback that debuted to m... Read full review for the 2014 Chevrolet Volt

Consumer Reviews


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Saves me $10,000 every 5 years

by Happy Volter from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 19, 2013

With my prior car, I was spending $200/month on gas. Now, I know you might say "that's not too bad," and yes I know some people who spend over $350/month on their car's gas... BUT IF you do the math,... Read Full Review


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Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2014 Chevrolet Volt.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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