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2015 Chevrolet Volt

$13,257 — $19,473 USED
Hatchback
4 Seats
97 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2015 Chevrolet Volt exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Chevrolet Volt
  • 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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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2015 Chevrolet Volt Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Unlike conventional hybrids, which drive the wheels with electric or gas power, the Volt is a battery-powered electric car ... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
17 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Great car!

by Revron from Fort Pierce on June 9, 2018

Great car for a hybrid. Saved me a lot of gas money! First 40 miles on battery. All cars should be this way. Car has great pick up. Don't be fooled by BS reviews. Read full review

(5.0)

The quietest car I've ever owned

by Terry PS from Palm Springs, CA on June 6, 2018

This car is great, quiet, easy to drive, comfortable seats. I purchased use with low miles and have no issues, average about 38 miles on electric and 40 mpg when using gas engine. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Chevrolet Volt currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Chevrolet Volt Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
acceptable
Retraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 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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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Volt received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker