The Volt is an electric car for drivers who don't want to be limited by battery range. It usually allows you to drive gas-free for 35 miles, however the exact number depends on weather and driving style. In our testing, it ranged from 20 to 50 miles. When the battery is depleted, a backup gasoline engine kicks in to keep the electric motor running. This allows you to keep driving for up to 315 more miles before refueling.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Very quiet and soft ride. Accelerates quickly in sport mode."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"the acceleration is super"

DICK H., MI (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Quiet, peppy acceleration, zero engine vibration. I refill the fuel tank every six months driving 35 miles per day average"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Drive over 900 mile on electric at a time. Only use gas when I head out of town on trips longer than 50 miles. It is amazing in city driving, I keep in low gear and it almost stops itself at stop lights. Everyone should drive this kind car! And it is very quiet. I feel sorry for big diesel pick-up trucks driving in heavy traffic."

JON S., CO (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Fun to drive, smooth acceleration, and it's electric!"

LUCIEN L., WV (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"After owning two Prius autos the past seven years, the Volt is a heck of a lot more fun and more practical."

THOMAS H., FL (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"The only thing I would change is to make it turn on a dime like my old Honda Accord!"

DIANE T., FL (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"This car is fast and smooth to drive from a dead stop. It is very solid at high speed on expressways. The steering is solid and sure. Suspension is supple and the ride is very comfortable."

CHARLES M., FL (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"handles great! quiet!"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"quick and quiet acceleration very good turning radius"

JIM D., FL (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Easy to accelerate; easy to pass other vehicles; easy to park because of its size."

C K., KS (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Wonderful acceleration!"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Electric torque very useful merging, handling not so great due to the low resistance tires and battery weight."

JOE B., CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Handles very well. Tight turns and good acceleration."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Not quite enough leg room for 6'2" driver. Seats are a trifle narrow. Climate controls (like all dash controls) hard to decipher/access."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Controls are a bit confusing. You have to turn on the radio to use the navigation system. Seat warmer switches are located near others causing them to be turned on when not needed."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"The seats are too thin for my wife."

LANDON O., AZ (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Rides extremely well. Very little wind noise. Ride is comfortable and pleasant"

JAN P., MI (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Seats are not supportive nor comfortable for this price car seats fail to meet value"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Seats fit like a glove,climate control the air conditioner should have vents for the back seats.their is no noise in the cabin and the ride great."

GLENN S., OH (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"The ride noise is more than I expected, especially when the engine has to run."

JOHN R., MN (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Very poor visibility outside. very cramped back seat. It's a 2-seater with a minimal back seat. Needs more EV range and faster charging capability so I can drive purely electric more."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"The car should have come equipped with heated steering wheel since heating cabin eats up so much battery power."

Anonymous, MO (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Sporty and fun but the seats for long drives are terribly uncomfortable"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Chevrolet Volt)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"7500 federal rebate for the volt is amazing."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Rebates provided by federal, state and my company made the value extraordinary. I would not feel the same if I had to pay the sticker price."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Overall, I am saving over 600$ per month. My regular maintenance is occurring every year instead of every quarter. Everything is a great customer experience."

DANIEL R., QC (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"This is a roomy, full size vehicle. For the lease price we have a great looking, nice riding, energy efficient vehicle. The electricity cost is minimal compared to what we would be paying in gas."

JAN P., MI (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"The bonus was that, in California, I also got stickers that allows me to drive in the carpool lane"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"I get 219 mpg in a car that rides extremely well, is very comfortable and has nearly every safety feature. I think this is a very under-rated vehicle."

MATT W., FL (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

"Made choice of Volt over Prius. I made wrong choice."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Chevrolet Volt)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Get complements from others"

JOE B., CA (2015 Chevrolet Volt)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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