2013 Chevrolet Volt

Base FWD 5-Dr Hatchback I4 auto trans

Base FWD 5-Dr Hatchback I4 auto trans

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2013 Chevrolet Volt
2013 Chevrolet Volt

New For 2013

The Volt’s electric-only range went up by 3 miles to 38 miles, and a body-color roof and hatch are now standard. Drive modes—Normal, Sport, and Mountain—can now be manually selected to help drivers get the most out of their battery charge. Lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert have been added to the options list, and GPS-enabled navigation using Chevy MyLink is now available.


Although it’s now entering its second model year, the Volt has yet to come close to the original sales goals projected by GM. The company is remaining optimistic, though. It helps that the Volt achieved its highest monthly sales to date in August and that it continues to outsell the Nissan Leaf. Despite the slow sales, little has changed about the Volt since its introduction: it has a gasoline four-cylinder under the hood as well as a 150-hp electric motor. The electric motor can power the vehicle on its own for about thirty-eight miles, after which the gasoline engine kicks in to spin a generator, propelling the car for an additional 300-plus miles. The Volt is no sports car, but it steers well, has a decent ride, and is surprisingly buttoned down, despite riding on low-rolling-resistance tires. Inside, the Volt is comfortable but lacks the refinement of Chevrolet’s newest vehicles, such as the Cruze and the Malibu. The center console in particular is a low point in design and functionality. The Volt is offered only in a single trim level with just two available options packages: the premium trim package, which adds heated front seats and perforated leather trim on the seats and steering wheel; and the park assist package, which includes a backup camera and front and rear parking sensors.


Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; and a tire-pressure monitoring system are standard. A backup camera, front and rear parking sensors, and lane-departure warning are optional.

You'll like:

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • No range anxiety

You won't like:

  • 38-mile electric-only range
  • Interior quality and design
  • Rear seat holds only two

Key Competitors For The 2013 Chevrolet Volt

  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Mitsubishi i
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Toyota Prius
2014 Chevrolet Volt Rear Three Quarters
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson’s latest comments have all but confirmed rumors of improved electric range for the next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. The 2014 Chevrolet Volt achieves an all-electric range of 38 miles according to the EPA, but, in a recent interview with Bloomberg, Akerson said GM hopes to significantly extend the electric range of the next-generation Volt by 20 percent.
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The biggest change you’ll find on the 2014 Chevrolet Volt lies with its window sticker. General Motors announced today it was slashing the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of its extended-range electric car by $5000, bringing the base price down to $34,995, including $810 in destination fees. That price does not include tax incentives tied to the purchase of an electric or plug-in vehicle.
2013 Chevrolet Volt Front Three Quarter
General Motors hopes to attract more buyers by offering cash incentives of up to $5000 on the Chevrolet Volt. The automaker is offering $5000 cash on the 2012 Volt and $4000 on the 2013 Volt, a spokeswoman confirmed, in a bid to sell off current models before the 2014 Volt arrives.
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In January, legislation requiring automakers to sell 1.4 million plug-in hybrid, all-electric, and fuel cell vehicles by 2025 passed in California. Now, automakers are voicing their concerns with a petition urging the EPA to revise the requirements, according to Automotive News.

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2013 Chevrolet Volt Specifications

Quick Glance:
1.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
35 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
40 MPG
149 hp
273 ft lb of torque
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
36,000 miles / 36 months
100,000 miles / 60 months
100,000 miles / 72 months
100,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Volt vehicles manufactured August 25, 2010, to June 26, 2013. If the driver exits the vehicle without turning off the electrical system, the battery may drain low enough that the gasoline engine will automatically start itself to recharge the electric battery.
If the engine runs for an extended period of time in an enclosed space, there may be a build up of carbon monoxide, increasing the risk of personal injury.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine management software to limit the time that the stationary vehicle can be left in the ON position, free of charge. The recall began April 15, 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14617.
Potential Units Affected
General Motors LLC

IIHS Front Small Overlap
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
NHTSA Rating Front Side
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
NHTSA Rating Overall
NHTSA Rating Rollover
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Best Pick
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength

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