With a starting price that's higher than the competition, the Volt's base LT trim is the most appealing one. The LT trim is handsomely equipped with standard equipment that includes an eight-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 17-inch wheels, a rearview camera, LED headlights and taillights, and single-zone automatic climate control.
Skipping over the Premier trim means you're missing out on some luxury features that it comes standard with, like leather upholstery, a Bose premium audio system, wireless charging, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, automatic parking assist, and front and rear parking sensors. Some of these features are available on the base LT trim in packages or as standalone options.
Still, going with the LT trim is what we'd do, though we'd add the 7.2-kW charger, the LT Driver Confidence Package, and the Power Convenience Package for some extra comfort. Here's how we'd spec our Volt:
- Model: 2019 Chevrolet Volt LT
- Engine: 1.5-liter four-cylinder range extender / 111-kW two-motor drive unit / 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
- Output:149 hp / 294 lb-ft
- Transmission: One-speed direct drive
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
- MPG:106 MPGe combined / 42 mpg combined
- Options: Power Convenience Package ($1,660, a six-way power driver’s seat, a power driver seat lumbar control, body-color heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-appointed seating, a leather-wrapped shift knob), LT Driver Confidence Package ($790, rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change alert with blind-spot monitoring), 7.2-kW onboard charging module ($750)
- Base Price:$34,395 (including the $875 destination charge)
- Best Value Price:$37,595