2019 Chevrolet Volt

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$33,520

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Hatchback

Body style

42
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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53 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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2-4 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.

18 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.

5

Seating capacity

180.4” x 56.4”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Conventional styling
  • Interior materials and design
  • Easy-to-use multimedia system
  • Electric-only range
  • Quiet on the highway

The bad:

  • Terrible outward visibility
  • Range varies with temperature, terrain
  • Backseat is cramped
  • Brake-pedal response, feel
  • No rear window wiper available

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Faster charging system now available
  • Plug-in battery-electric car
  • EPA-estimated 53-mile electric-only range
  • Gas-powered, range-extending generator
  • Total range in excess of 400 miles

2019 Chevrolet Volt review: Our expert's take

By Aaron Bragman

Chevrolet has released details about the 2019 Volt plug-in hybrid compact hatchback, which now features an updated onboard charger that allows it to recharge its battery in half the time of the 2018 model. The new 7.2-kilowatt charger is double the capacity of the old model, and when the car is plugged into a 240-volt Level 2 outlet, it will enable the Volt to recharge its lithium-ion battery pack in just 2.3 hours — down from the roughly four hours it takes now.

Related: 2017 Chevrolet Volt Review

Chevy says that this is meant to help owners who take advantage of “opportunity charging” — plugging their Volt in at places other than their home or office, perhaps while out running errands around town. With charging now a speedier affair, owners can remain in all-electric mode, something Volt owners generally prefer to be in as much as possible.

The gasoline engine in the Volt remains unchanged and still kicks in when needed to either keep the car going once the battery has been depleted, or to provide a little extra propulsive force when needed. Range and efficiency are unchanged — the Volt is still rated to go 53 miles on a full electric charge (although we have been known to get more than that) and 420 miles on a combination of electricity and gasoline. The new 7.2-kW charger is standard on the Premier trim level for the Volt and optional on the lesser LT model.

Chevy also updated a few other minor things for the 2019 Volt 2019, mostly aimed at improving efficiency. There’s a new Energy app that helps drivers adjust their driving style and accessory usage to maximize efficiency. It also has new low and regen on demand calibrations that are meant for smoother drivability.

Another new feature is the ability to defer the engine-assisted cabin heater to now activate at much lower temperatures than before. The Volt fires up the gas engine when it gets too cold to save electricity for propulsion — but if you’d still rather not use gas, you can now set it to only turn on at minus 13 degrees, keeping you in electric mode regardless of weather.

The Volt adds a couple of new features like a power driver’s seat for the first time ever, driver-selectable adaptive cruise control, an updated rearview camera, a wireless charging pad, a new dealer-installed blackout package and a new Pacific Blue Metallic paint color.

The updated 2019 Chevrolet Volt will go on sale this fall.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 3.9
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Electric cars are a joy to drive.

We use electric drive 100% of the time around town. It's nice to have no range anxiety on longer trips. Comfortable car for two average sized adults.

5.0

I drove this car daily for work and never used GAS

I drive this car daily for almost two years and I filled only once every six months to cycle the gas in the tank. I drove it 40 miles round trip and it cost me about $1.50 to charge at home and free at work. Can you do that with your gasoline vehicle? Great performance, reliable and fun to drive.

5.0

What a great way to get into electric vehicles

I have owned my volt for 18 months and spent less than $100 on gas. I love driving this peppy car. The range extender lets me go anywhere without the worry of finding a charger. It operates best on battery but gasoline works well too. Great car

See all 7 consumer reviews

Safety

Based on the 2019 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
5
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/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 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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