2016 Chevrolet Volt Premier

The future of hybrid technology: a smart and stylish hatchback.

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt Premier is one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hybrid Cars

Electric vehicles are often overlooked as viable options for car buyers because running out of charge simply isn't practical. But the 2016 Chevrolet Volt Premier doesn’t run into that problem thanks to its new 1.5L range extender engine, which makes range anxiety a thing of the past. The Volt averages about 53 EV miles per charge, plenty to get the average commuter to work and back home on a single charge. And when those vacation days pile up and you have a coast-to-coast road trip in mind, don’t fret—the EPA-estimated 42 mpg range extender engine will kick the instant your EV miles are up. So you can still road trip in eco-friendly fashion, and go old-school at the same time.

With charging stations popping up in every town, the Volt Premier is becoming a more sensible buy for everyday commuters and environmentally conscious drivers alike. Plus, with so many added features to the 2016 model, like the 8-inch MyLink radio and navigation screen that syncs with your Smartphone and even has Apple CarPlay technology, the Volt is almost a necessity to have in your garage these days.

The Volt is for anyone who will appreciate fewer trips to the gas station. Families in particular will appreciate the impressive safety features including dual-stage frontal and knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, as well as side-impact air bags all around, an anti-lock braking system, and rear child seat latch anchors. You can be safe, tech-forward and eco-conscious, and stylish all at the same time.

Warranty/Service: 8 Years/100,000 Mile Battery and Voltec Limited Warranty, 5 Years/60,000 Miles Powertrain Limited Warranty

Visit the Chevrolet website

Volt Premier is featured on

Specs

Base Price: $37,520

As Tested: $37,520

  • 43 / 42 mpg
  • EPA
  • 148 hp
  • Horsepower
  • Engine: 1.5-liter Range Extender 4-cylinder engine
  • Horsepower: 148 hp
  • Torque: 294 lb-ft
  • Transmission: CVT
  • Curb Weight: 3,543 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 106.1 in
  • Length: 180.4 in
  • Width: 71.2 in
  • Height: 56.4 in
  • Brakes: 4-wheel antilock disc with electro-hydraulic power
  • Suspension: Front : MacPherson strut, Rear: semi-independent, compound crank
  • Traction: Electronic Stability Control System
  • EPA City: 43 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 42 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 42 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger

Similar Cars

2015 Chevrolet Trax LT FWD

  • EPA: 26 / 34 mpg
  • Horsepower: 138 hp

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

  • 0-60: 7.6 sec
  • Horsepower: 360 hp
  • Top Speed: 97 mph

2014 Chevrolet Sonic RS

  • EPA: 27 / 34 mpg
  • 0-60: 8 sec
  • Horsepower: 138 hp
  • Top Speed: 125 mph

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country 4WD Crew

  • EPA: 14 / 20 mpg
  • 0-60: 5.4 sec
  • Horsepower: 420 hp
  • Top Speed: 110 mph

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ

  • EPA: 18 / 28 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.6 sec
  • Horsepower: 305 hp @ 6,800 rpm
  • Top Speed: 135 mph

2014 Kia Sorento

  • EPA: 18 / 25 mpg
  • Horsepower: 290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
  • Top Speed: 0 mph

2013 Land Rover Range Rover

  • EPA: 14 / 20 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.5 sec
  • Horsepower: 375 hp
  • Top Speed: 130 mph

2013 Acura TL SH-AWD ADV

  • EPA: 18 / 26 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.2 sec
  • Horsepower: 305 hp @ 6,300 rpm
  • Top Speed: 125 mph

2013 Acura ILX Premium

  • EPA: 22 / 31 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.4 sec
  • Horsepower: 201 hp @ 7,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 138 mph

2013 Acura ILX Hybrid

  • EPA: 39 / 38 mpg
  • 0-60: 10.8 sec
  • Horsepower: 111 hp @ 5,500 rpm (combined gas and electric motors)
  • Top Speed: 0 mph

2014 Kia Sorento

  • EPA: 18 / 25 mpg
  • Horsepower: 290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
  • Top Speed: 0 mph

2014 Kia Forte EX

  • EPA: 22 / 36 mpg
  • 0-60: 7.4 sec
  • Horsepower: 173 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Top Speed: 130 mph

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

  • EPA: 27 / 38 mpg
  • 0-60: 7.7 sec
  • Horsepower: 182 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 116 mph

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo A/T

  • EPA: 24 / 31 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.3 sec
  • Horsepower: 201 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 130 mph

2013 Acura ILX Hybrid

  • EPA: 39 / 38 mpg
  • 0-60: 10.8 sec
  • Horsepower: 111 hp @ 5,500 rpm (combined gas and electric motors)
  • Top Speed: 0 mph

2013 Land Rover Range Rover

  • EPA: 14 / 20 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.5 sec
  • Horsepower: 375 hp
  • Top Speed: 130 mph

2013 Acura TL SH-AWD ADV

  • EPA: 18 / 26 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.2 sec
  • Horsepower: 305 hp @ 6,300 rpm
  • Top Speed: 125 mph

2013 Acura RDX AWD Tech

  • EPA: 19 / 27 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.3 sec
  • Horsepower: 273 hp @ 6,200 rpm
  • Top Speed: 135 mph

2013 Acura ILX Premium

  • EPA: 22 / 31 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.4 sec
  • Horsepower: 201 hp @ 7,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 138 mph

2013 Acura ILX Hybrid

  • EPA: 39 / 38 mpg
  • 0-60: 10.8 sec
  • Horsepower: 111 hp @ 5,500 rpm (combined gas and electric motors)
  • Top Speed: 0 mph

2014 Volkswagen GTI 4-Door

  • EPA: 24 / 33 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.8 sec
  • Horsepower: 200 hp @ 5,100 rpm
  • Top Speed: 130 mph

2014 Nissan Versa Note SV

  • EPA: 31 / 40 mpg
  • 0-60: 10.4 sec
  • Horsepower: 109 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 0 mph

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE

  • EPA: 126 / 99 mpg
  • 0-60: 13 sec
  • Horsepower: 66 hp
  • Top Speed: 80 mph

2014 Mazda 2 Touring

  • EPA: 29 / 35 mpg
  • 0-60: 9 sec
  • Horsepower: 100 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 103 mph

2014 Audi S7 Quattro S Tronic

  • EPA: 17 / 27 mpg
  • 0-60: 4.5 sec
  • Horsepower: 420 hp @ 5,500-6,400 rpm
  • Top Speed: 155 mph

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid

  • 0-60: 5.9 sec
  • Horsepower: 400 hp

2015 Toyota Prius C

  • EPA: 53 / 46 mpg
  • 0-60: 11.3 sec
  • Horsepower: 99 hp
  • Top Speed: 105 mph

2015 BMW i8

  • 0-60: 4.2 sec
  • Horsepower: 362 hp
  • Top Speed: 155 mph

2013 Acura ILX Hybrid

  • EPA: 39 / 38 mpg
  • 0-60: 10.8 sec
  • Horsepower: 111 hp @ 5,500 rpm (combined gas and electric motors)
  • Top Speed: 0 mph

2014 Mazda 2 Touring

  • EPA: 29 / 35 mpg
  • 0-60: 9 sec
  • Horsepower: 100 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 103 mph

2014 Kia Forte EX

  • EPA: 22 / 36 mpg
  • 0-60: 7.4 sec
  • Horsepower: 173 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Top Speed: 130 mph

2014 Fiat Fiat 500L

  • EPA: 24 / 33 mpg
  • 0-60: 9 sec
  • Horsepower: 160 hp @ 5,500 rpm
  • Top Speed: 120 mph

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport LE 2WD

  • EPA: 24 / 31 mpg
  • 0-60: 0 sec
  • Horsepower: 148 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 0 mph

2013 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD

  • EPA: 22 / 31 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.8 sec
  • Horsepower: 240 hp @ 5,500 rpm
  • Top Speed: 0 mph

2014 Volkswagen GTI 4-Door

  • EPA: 24 / 33 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.8 sec
  • Horsepower: 200 hp @ 5,100 rpm
  • Top Speed: 130 mph

2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE

  • EPA: 126 / 99 mpg
  • 0-60: 13 sec
  • Horsepower: 66 hp
  • Top Speed: 80 mph

2014 Mazda 2 Touring

  • EPA: 29 / 35 mpg
  • 0-60: 9 sec
  • Horsepower: 100 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 103 mph

2014 Audi RS 7 Quattro Tiptronic

  • EPA: 16 / 27 mpg
  • 0-60: 3.7 sec
  • Horsepower: 560 hp @ 5,700-6,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 174 mph

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo A/T

  • EPA: 24 / 31 mpg
  • 0-60: 6.3 sec
  • Horsepower: 201 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Top Speed: 130 mph
blog comments powered by Disqus