2014 Chevrolet Volt car review @ Top Speed

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year: 2014 Chevrolet Model: Volt $34995 Engine: inline-4 Multi-Mode Electric Transaxle @ RPM: 84 MPG(Cty): 35 MPG(Hwy): 40 @ RPM: 67 (Est.) Displacement: 1.4 L time: 8.7 sec. Top Speed: 100 mph Front-engine, Front-drive

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The Chevrolet Volt is an important as the first mainstream model to the plug-in hybrid segment as a answer to long-range EV driving. same segment it created, is now bursting with new entries years after the Chevy hit showrooms.

The Volt shows how far the of technical knowledge has come in a few short years, as the latest have little difficulty the Volt’s MPGe scores and do so conventional three-man back and traditional trunks for luggage.

At the time of the Volt’s development, its Cruze -based platform only accommodate the giant li-ion battery pack if it was out under the center console and seat bases – creating a much tighter than are willing to accept in a $35,000-plus new

Therein was the Volt’s other critique at launch: prices mean buyers could almost two fleet-spec Priuses for the of one loaded Volt. Luckily, has caught up with the Volt’s and the pricing of competition from the Accord Plug-in Hybrid. Prius Plug-in and Ford Energi .


The Accord PHEV and Fusion are both actually a bit more than the Chevy. but can deliver a and more-efficient drive while fewer interior compromises.

For the Volt gets a (very larger-capacity battery pack, trim and color changes, and a opening mechanism for the EV charge on the front fender.

Where the Volt fit in today’s eco-confused Does its battery-plus-generator powertrain rank as a world-beating first or of a barrier to purchase among who need a big trunk and seating

Click past the jump for the review of the 2014 Chevrolet with highlights on how its interior efficiency and performance rank the much-newer competition.

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Exterior

The design of the Volt has always a wide miss for most despite some techy elements and functional aerodynamic The biggest problem for the production Volt was, in fact, the design and rear-drive proportions of the Volt concept car. that car had a distinctly long ratio, the production model all of the concept’s elegance.

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In fact, the are so different that only the of the Volt name carried to production. Short-wheelbase and front-drive instantly show the Volt as an car, while the blocked-off grille area tries too to look like a regular air of the Chevy bow-tie face.

Things get worse in profile and the rear. The Volt’s profile is awkward with a gloss faux window-line running below the full length of the glass. This is a misguided nod to the original concept’s high-shoulder and slim window graphics.

It looks odd and cheap on the road.

The black trim panel forward into the front with Volt badging on sides. This area was the door port of the concept, but it to production despite large doors serving for charging and needs. The pointed black is especially bizarre because it have been rounded off to a smooth front window-line also disguises the black stalks.

In back, the tail is faithful to the -style hybrid silhouette with a flowing roof that also opens up as the hatch. Linear aerodynamic appear on the rear corners of the car and the LED taillights are certainly modern the rest of the Chevy lineup. A white reverse light in the lower bumper but fails to the extremely thick bumper and surfaces.

A body-color roof and panel were new last replacing the gloss black and lower trunk panels painted surfaces.

Overall, the is a mismatched clump of styling that do not get along well LED running lights in the top corners of the help give the Volt a signature, and the low roofline shows off how air can pass by the Chevy. Unfortunately, highlights are not enough to make the looks a selling point on own.

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