New Cars for Sale: Get to Know the New Chevrolet Volt from Inside Out

When the hybrid Chevrolet Volt was first released back in 2010, it came as a breath of fresh air for the American public, which was reeling from all-time high gas prices. Even gasoline loyalists felt the need to swap their gas-guzzlers for hyper milers such as the Volt because it was simply getting impossible to keep up with the ever-rising cost of fuel.

 

Now that gas prices are down, one would be forgiven for thinking that hybrids have fallen by the wayside in terms of popularity and consumer interest, and yet, the Volt remains more popular than ever. If you’re in the market for a hybrid, then the one that many consider the best plug-in hybrid money can buy certainly deserves your consideration. Visit your new cars for sale dealer and give the 2018 Chevrolet Volt a try.


What’s new for the 2018 Volt?

Very few changes can be seen in the 2018 model. The new features introduced in 2017 are still present, namely, the standard teen-driving safety feature and optional adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. This year, a new driver-assistance package adds blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and rear cross-traffic alert to the options for the entry-level LT trim. Some interior materials received a downgrade, from leather to vinyl. Chevrolet also adds three new colors to the list of exterior paint options: Cajun Red Tintcoat, Green Mist Metallic, and Satin Steel Metallic. Aside from these relatively minor addition, the 2018 Volt is pretty much the same as last year’s model.


Performance

While most hybrids can only run 10 to 20 miles on electricity alone, the Volt can manage an astonishing 53 miles before the gas engine takes over and charges the battery. For car owners who plan to use the Volt to commute to and from work, gas station stops are going to be a rarity. The electric powertrain manages 149 hp and 294 lb-ft of torque. A drag racer the Volt is certainly not, but if you’re willing to overlook these ho-hum performance numbers, then you’ll be rewarded with a car that frees you from the chains of fuel, plus superior ride quality to boot


Comfort

An amply spaced and well-outfitted interior ensures the Volt’s four or five passengers won’t mind traveling long distances inside its cabin. The driver side may turn off certain owners though, as seeing out of the Volt can be difficult because of the thick pillars. Meanwhile, the high beltline kind of lends a sense of claustrophobia to the overall experience. Hopefully, ergonomic, leather-upholstered seats that offer stellar lumbar support will make-up for the uneasiness you may feel


Safety

Despite the high window line and thick roof pillars that hamper the driver’s vision, the 2018 Chevy Volt managed score admirably in federal and independent crash tests received the highest rating of Good from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), rating it as a Top Safety Pick in the process. It also earned the highest possible rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, receiving five stars in all of its safety categories.


Technology

If only for the onboard 8.0 touchscreen and the MyLink infotainment system, the 2018 Volt is already a winner in the tech department. But then there’s also Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth phone, streaming audio satellite radio, two USB ports, 8.0 LCD driver’s instrument panel screen, OnStar Guidance, self-parking system, navigation system, and Bose premium audio to speak of.


Check Out the 2018 Volt Today

As the pioneer in extended range electric cars, the Volt has certainly come a long way since its launch. If you’re shopping for new cars for sale, check out how the 2018 Volt measures up to your needs by visiting a trusted Portland car dealer such as McLoughlin Chevy.

Source:
2018 CHEVROLET VOLT MODEL OVERVIEW motortrend.com

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