2015 Chevrolet Volt

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$34,345

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Hatchback

Body style

37-98
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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38 mi.
EPA-est. range EPA-est. range

EPA-estimated range is the distance, or predicted distance, a new plug-in vehicle will travel on electric power before its battery charge is exhausted. Actual range will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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4 hrs.
Level 2 charging Level 2 charging

Charge time estimates are based on using a 240-volt charging circuit charging from empty to 100% battery capacity. Level 2 is the fastest way to charge at home, though charging times can vary and are dependent on factors such as the capabilities of the charging circuit, charging equipment and the vehicle’s onboard charger. Level 2 charging time provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

17 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

4

Seating capacity

177.10” x 56.64”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Ride quality
  • Quiet cabin
  • Easy-to-use multimedia system
  • Lowers petroleum use, carbon released

The bad:

  • Limited cargo space
  • Requires premium gas
  • Terrible outward visibility
  • Range varies with temperature, terrain
  • Look, feel of touch-sensitive center control panel

1 trim

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Notable features

  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard
  • Plug-in battery-electric car
  • EPA-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

2015 Chevrolet Volt review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Chevrolet Volt?

The 2015 Chevrolet Volt is a battery-powered electric car that features a gas-powered range-extending generator as a backup. This four-door hatchback seats four and is offered in only one trim level. It competes against models like the range extender version of the BMW i3, the Toyota Prius Plug-In and the Ford C-Max Energi.

What's New on the 2015 Chevrolet Volt?

For this model year, the OnStar communication system now features 4G LTE connectivity as well as a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. A three-month/3-gigabyte data trial comes standard.

How Does the 2015 Chevrolet Volt Compare to Other Plug-in Hybrid Cars?

When it comes to electric range, the Volt outshines the competition with an EPA-estimated 38 miles. Although it is not as affordable as the Ford C-Max Energi or the Toyota Prius Plug-In, you'll be spending more on gasoline to power either of those competing options.

What Features in the 2015 Chevrolet Volt Are Most Important?

A 350-volt, 17.1-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack is used to power the 149-horsepower electric motor. If the battery becomes depleted, an 84-hp, 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine will kick in when necessary. The Volt comes only with front-wheel drive.

Significant standard features include LED daytime running lights, 17-inch aluminum wheels, power-adjustable heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, a rear spoiler, cloth seats, automatic air conditioning, MyLink multimedia system, Bluetooth streaming audio and cruise control. Noteworthy available features include front and rear parking sensors and Bose premium speakers.

As required on all new vehicles, the Volt is equipped with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Knee airbags and side-impact airbags for the front seats, a three-year OnStar trial and side curtain airbags are standard safety features. Available safety amenities include lane departure warning, forward collision alert and a backup camera.

Should I Buy the 2015 Chevy Volt?

The Volt offers impressive ride quality, and its quiet cabin provides an enjoyable driving experience. However, buyers will have to make some sacrifices due to the Volt's poor outward visibility and modest cargo space.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.9
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great car

I had this car for about 1 year. I purchased it as a lease return so it was well maintained. I used it for commuting to work only and was able to get to and from work on a single charge. So I've only used one tank of gas during the entire time I had it and just filled it up last week.

5.0

Cheapest Car To Drive In America

The threat of $4.00/gallon gas may be over for now, but this car can save you hundreds of dollars per year in gasoline expenses. If you never drive over 40 miles per day, you will never put a drop of gasoline in the car at all. The lifetime fuel mileage on my Chevy Volt is over 155 MPG. The Volt is NOT a HYBRID, but an electric car with a gasoline engine to back it up. No range anxiety like in an all electric car. If you want a cheap to drive car, you cannot do better than the Volt. I have enjoyed owning this car very much. It is comfortable, quiet, cheap to drive and insure, and it is sporty looking. Highly recommended.

5.0

Very reliable and fun to drive

I am impressed with the Chevy Volt (2015) and have had no maintenance issues in 42000 miles mostly electric miles. I usually get about 45 miles electric range per charge which is adequate for my commute. The driving experience feels very solid and sporty with lots of power at any speed. The positive - money saved on gas. The negative - the back seat is a bit cramped but rarely used.

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Safety

Based on the 2015 Chevrolet Volt base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
9.3%
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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