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2015 Chevrolet Volt
2015 Chevrolet Volt
Available Price Range $11,372-$26,284 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 97 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2015 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

  • 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

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in July 2014 about the 2014 Chevrolet Volt. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2015, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Although the Chevrolet Volt has received a big price cut, it still retains its novel extended-range electric car abilities — as well a... Read full review for the 2015 Chevrolet Volt

Consumer Reviews

5.0

Average based on 7 reviews

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2 years of trouble free driving

by phil from San Diego, CA on September 20, 2015

Love this car. Traded in a BMW for it and it's a much better value. Come loaded with most features that cost extra from BMW, yet performs better and costs so much less. Over 2 years no mechanical issu... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

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

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/24,000mi

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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