2019 Chevrolet Volt Review, Release Dates, Prices

Like it or not, the electric cars revolution is here. However, until this progressive breakthrough is reached, there will be cars that bridge the gap between our fossil fuels and the future traveling. One of these cars is the 2019 Chevrolet Volt hatchback, a 5-passenger hybrid plug-in that can travel a distance of 53 miles in electric mode before converting to the gasoline engine. That’s more than the electric range of the Toyota Prius Prime. Furthermore, the 2019 Chevrolet Volt offers a number of modern conveniences in appealing packages without looking too futuristic. For now, the Volt still qualifies for a $7,500 tax credit, which is very helpful for its $35,000 price tag to be a little more cheap.

 

FAST FACT

On average, new owners of the Volt travel 1,100 miles between fill-ups with regular charging (based on data from 2016-2018 model-year owners).

 

2019 CHEVROLET VOLT BASE PRICE

$34,395 (incl. DFC)1

 

EPA VEHICLE CLASS

Compact Car

 

NEW FOR 2019

  • A 7.2 kW charging system that cuts recharging times nearly in half, by adding about twice the all-electric driving range per hour of charge (standard on Premier trim and available on LT trim)

  • New Chevrolet Infotainment 32 system with an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen that incorporates a new, Volt-exclusive Energy App. The Energy App more intuitively displays, using mileage rather than a vehicle score, how driving style and use of vehicle accessories may affect range

  • Six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat is standard on Premier and available on LT

  • Pedestrian Safety Signal alert system now uses front and rear speakers to provide audible alerts when operating at slow speeds3

  • HD Rear Vision Camera replaces the previous analog system3

  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control3 - Advanced allows the choice of conventional cruise control or adaptive cruise control and enables Forward Automatic Braking

  • Tire fill alert sounds a horn when full tire pressure is achieved

  • Decorative seating patterns are offered on cloth seats

  • Power Convenience Package available on LT adds a power driver seat in addition to all content offered on the Comfort Package

  • Wireless charging pad for compatible phones is relocated ahead of the shifter for easier use (available with navigation radio)4

  • Exterior color: Pacific Blue Metallic

  • Jet Black/Porcelain Blue interior offered on Premier.

  • Available dealer-installed blackout package includes sport pedals, black front/rear bowtie emblems and 17-inch machined-aluminum wheels with black-painted pockets

  • Activation of the automatic engine-assisted heating system can be deferred until much lower temperatures — minus 13 degrees F / minus 25 degrees C — for more all-electric operation in cold climates

 

2019 CHEVROLET VOLT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Available in two trims: LT and Premier

  • Offers 53 miles of EV range and 420 miles total driving range with a full charge and a full tank of gas5

  • Two-motor drive unit

  • Regen on Demand™ feature enables driver control of energy regeneration via a convenient paddle on the back of the steering wheel6

  • 1.5L range extender, designed to use regular unleaded fuel, offers combined EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of EPA-estimated 42 mpg combined city/highway

  • Location-based charging

  • Five-passenger seating with available rear heated seats

  • 120V portable cord set has simple, compact design with convenient storage location

  • Available illuminated charge port

  • LED daytime running lamps and taillamps

  • Android Auto7 and Apple Car Play8 compatibility

  • Built-in Wi-Fi® Hotspot with available 4G LTE data (3GB or 1-month data trial)9

  • Bose premium audio system with eight speakers, including sub-woofer

  • Comfort Package is standard on Premier and available on LT. Content includes heated, front seats, leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob and heated outside, power-adjustable, body-color mirrors

  • Heated rear outboard seats are standard on Premier

  • Wireless charging4 for devices is standard on Premier

  • Keyless Open and Start is standard

  • Teen Driver is standard

 

SAFETY FEATURES

  • Ten standard air bags10: frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, includes Passenger Sensing System; seat-mounted side-impact and roof-rail mounted head-curtain for all outboard seating positions10

  • HD Rear Vision Camera3

  • Driver Confidence Package3 is available on LT and includes Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert

  • Driver Confidence II Package3 is available on Premier and includes: Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Depature Warning, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Following Distance Indicator and Intellibeam headlamps

  • Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced3 is available on Premier

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­1MSRP excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees. Optional equipment is extra.

2Chevrolet Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

3Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle's owner's manual for more important feature limitations and information.

4The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adaptor/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see my.chevrolet.com/learn or consult your carrier.

5EPA-estimated 53-mile range based on 106 MPGe combined city/highway (electric); 367 miles extended range based on 42 MPG combined city/highway (gas). Your actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain and driving conditions.

6Feature unavailable in cold weather or at or near full charge.

7Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks for Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.

8Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Data plan rates apply. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC.

9Service varies with conditions and location. Requires active service plan and paid AT&T data plan. See onstar.com for details and limitations. Properly equipped vehicles receive 1 month or 3GB of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first). Availability subject to change.

10Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See your vehicle Owner’s Manual for more information.

11Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

 

2019 CHEVROLET VOLT SPECIFICATIONS

 

EPA-EST. EFFICIENCY

All-Electric

106 MPGe combined city/highway

Gas

42 MPG combined city/highway

 

POWERTRAIN

Powertrain:

Second-generation Voltec electric drive system with 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and Ecotec 1.5L gas-powered range extender

Horsepower

149 (111 kW)

Torque:

294 lb-ft (398 N-m)

120V Charge Time^:

13 hours (approx. time based on charge level and outside temperature)

240V Charge Time^:

2.25 hours (with 7.2 kW charging module – std. Premier and avail. LT)

4.5 hours (with 3.6 kW charging module – std. LT) (requires 240-volt/32-amp charging unit)

^Charge times may vary with temperature and amperage settings.

 

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

Front Suspension:

Independent MacPherson strut-type with side-loaded strut modules, specially tuned coil springs, direct-acting hollow stabilizer bar; hydraulic ride bushings

Rear Suspension:

Specially adapted compound crank (torsion beam) with double-walled, U-shaped profile at the rear; specifically tuned coil springs, hydraulic bushings

Steering Type:

Rack-mounted electric power steering with ZF steering gear

Turning Circle
(ft. / m):

36.4 / 11.1

Brake Type:

Power four-wheel vented disc with ABS; electro-hydraulic; regenerative to maximize energy capture

Brake Rotor Size:
(in. / mm)

Front: 11 / 276 vented
Rear: 10 / 254 solid

Wheel Size:

17-in. 5-spoke painted aluminum wheels
17-in. Split 5-spoke aluminum, Ultra-bright machined finish with painted pockets

Tire Size:

Michelin Energy Saver A/S 215/50R17 all-season

 

 

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase
(in. / mm):

106.1 / 2695

Overall Length
(in. / mm):

180.4 / 1482

Overall Width
(in. / mm):

71.2 / 1808

Overall Height
(in. / mm):

56.4 / 1433

Track (in. mm):

60.6 / 1539 (front)

61.8 / 1570 (rear)

 

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Headroom

(in / mm):

37.8 / 960 (front)
35.8 / 909 (rear)

Legroom

(in. / mm):

42.1 / 1069 (front)
34.7 / 881 (rear)

Shoulder Room

(in. / mm):

56.5 / 1435 (front)
53.2 / 1351 (rear)

Hip Room
(in. / mm):

53.7 / 1364 (front)
51.3 / 1303 (rear)

 

WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES

Curb Weight

(lb. / kg):

3543 / 1607 (Premier)

EPA passenger volume (cu. ft. / L):

90.3 / 2557

Cargo volume

(cu. ft. / L)^:

10.6 / 300.2

^Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

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