The front-wheel drive Volt relies primarily on an electric motor with 149 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. There is also a "range extending" 1.4-liter gas engine that does require premium fuel. It is important to point out that gasoline engine powers a generator so the vehicle is kept in all-electric mode at all times.
You can expect exceptional frugality. Volt owners typically drive 900 miles between fill-ups and visit the gas station about once a month—all thanks to impressive economy numbers of 98 MPGe (electric), 35 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.
All Volts come with Chevrolet MyLink, Bluetooth an AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback and a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen. Other standard features include automatic climate control, SiriusXM satellite radio, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, push-button start, power windows, power door locks, heated front seats and 17-inch wheels. Keep in mind that a console means you won't be squeezing any fifth passengers into the rear seat, even for the quick drive to a restaurant.
Option packages include:
- Premium Trim, with leather upholstery and heated front seats
- Enhanced Safety, with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear park assist and a rear camera
Standalone options include:
- Bose premium sound system with 7-speakers.