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of the 2015 Chevrolet Volt. Base trim shown.
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- Ride quality
- Quiet cabin
- Easy-to-use multimedia system
- Lowers petroleum use, carbon released
- Limited cargo space
- Requires premium gas
- Terrible outward visibility
- Range varies with temperature, terrain
- Look, feel of touch-sensitive center control panel
- 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
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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60 months / 100,000 miles
Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report
Two Factory-Backed Warranties6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
Under 5 years / 75,000 milesVehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.