Some plug-in hybrids give you certain benefits associated with an electric car without the drawbacks that can come with a vehicle that runs solely on electric power. The 2017 Chevrolet Volt is one such hybrid. It can travel for up to 53 miles using just electric power. Meanwhile, a gas engine is also onboard, making range anxiety a non-issue.
The 2017 Chevrolet Volt is a front-wheel-drive hatchback that seats five passengers, and it’s sold in LT and Premier trims. This plug-in hybrid is governed by a one-speed direct-drive transmission.
For 2017, the Chevrolet Volt adds adaptive cruise control and forward automatic braking to its list of available safety features. A Teen Driver feature that allows parents to monitor the driving habits of their teen drivers is now standard on all models. Finally, Citron Green Metallic joins the lineup of exterior colors.
The 2017 Chevrolet Volt strikes a confident and decisive stance on the road. The front fascia is notable for its frowning headlights, and the Volt cruises along on 17-inch wheels. Body-colored power-adjustable exterior mirrors work to give drivers a clear view of the road.
The base-model Volt is equipped with LED taillights, LED daytime running lights and headlights that are LED on low beam and halogen on high beam. Heated side mirrors are available.
The Volt’s cabin provides simple access and comfortable accommodations. The cabin breaks no new ground when it comes to style, but it’s pleasant and attractive. In back, the Chevrolet Volt provides 10.6 cubic feet of cargo volume.
Standard features include automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, six-way manually adjustable front seats and a 60/40-split folding rear bench seat. The range of upgrades includes leather upholstery, heated front seats and heated rear outboard seats.
Agile and easy to maneuver, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt is an agreeable companion in the city. All models are motivated by a hybrid powertrain that provides 149 horsepower and 294 pound-feet of torque. On electric power, the Volt achieves 106 MPGe, and it’s rated at 42 mpg combined when using the gas engine. Charging takes 13 hours with a 120-volt charges, while a 240-volt charger gets the job done in just 4.5 hours.
Base models come with a broad assortment of technology goodies. All models are equipped with Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, an 8-inch color touch screen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, a six-speaker stereo, USB ports, an auxiliary input jack, satellite radio, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot that connects with the internet at 4G LTE speeds and General Motors’ OnStar telematics system. Upgrades include rear cross-traffic alert, navigation, a premium Bose stereo, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, forward collision alert and a wireless smartphone charger.