LT and Premier trim levels are offered. Starting at $33,220 (plus destination charge) in LT trim, the Volt comes in step-up Premier form for $37,570.
Under the hood, twin electric motors together develop 149 horsepower. After as much as 53 miles of driving (up from 38 last year), the gasoline-powered 1.5-liter generator kicks in. From that point on, the electric motors keep running and propelling the car.
With its generator operating, the Volt gets an estimated 42 mpg in combined city/highway driving (5 more than before), according to the Environmental Protection Agency. On rare occasions, the generator also provides a boost to propulsion. Four driving modes are available: Normal, Sport, Mountain, and Hold.
Standard equipment on my 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier included:
- Automatic climate control
- Keyless access and ignition
- LED headlights and taillights
- MyLink infotainment
- Six-speaker audio
- Heated rear seats
- Automatic parking assist
- Wireless charging pad for phone
- Auto-dimming mirror
For a total MSRP of $39,930, my Volt also was equipped with the available navigation and with two optional Driver Confidence packages. Included in those groups were blind-zone alert with lane-change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, front collision alert with automatic braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive headlights.