2011 Chevrolet Volt Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$40,280-$40,280
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35 /CITY / 40 /HWY
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The Chevrolet Volt, a brand new entry for 2011, is a hybrid vehicle that relies principally on its electric motor, particularly on journeys of less than 35 miles round-trip. A small, conventional gasoline engine provides power to the electric motor when the lithium-ion battery runs down. The Volt is a 5-door hatchback that seats 4 occupants.

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt comes in a single trim. Its standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, manually adjustable front seats, a touch-screen navigation system with voice controls, and a 6-speaker Bose sound system. Options include the Premium package, which upgrades to leather upholstery with heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Another option package includes a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors. The area behind the rear seats provides 10.6 cubic feet of cargo space, according to Chevrolet, and the rear seats fold down to provide a little more room.

A 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder gasoline engine that takes premium fuel is the backup power source, taking over when the electric battery charge is 70% depleted. The primary source of power is an electric motor that produces 149 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. It's almost impossible to put a number on fuel efficiency, because it would depend on how the car is used. If used exclusively for short journeys, then in most cases no gasoline will be consumed. On long trips where the gasoline engine is the principal source of power, it's been suggested that about 30 mpg is a good estimate. A full electrical charge can be accomplished in about 4 hours using a dedicated 240-volt line, or 10 hours using a standard 120-volt line, according to the manufacturer.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, front side and front knee air bags, side curtain air bags, and the OnStar emergency communications system.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt was $40,280.

The Chevrolet Volt, a brand new entry for 2011, is a hybrid vehicle that relies principally on its electric motor, particularly on journeys of less than 35 miles round-trip. A small, conventional gasoline engine provides power to the electric motor when the lithium-ion battery runs down. The Volt is a 5-door hatchback that seats 4 occupants.

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt comes in a single trim. Its standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, manually adjustable front seats, a touch-screen navigation system with voice controls, and a 6-speaker Bose sound system. Options include the Premium package, which upgrades to leather upholstery with heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Another option package includes a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors. The area behind the rear seats provides 10.6 cubic feet of cargo space, according to Chevrolet, and the rear seats fold down to provide a little more room.

A 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder gasoline engine that takes premium fuel is the backup power source, taking over when the electric battery charge is 70% depleted. The primary source of power is an electric motor that produces 149 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. It's almost impossible to put a number on fuel efficiency, because it would depend on how the car is used. If used exclusively for short journeys, then in most cases no gasoline will be consumed. On long trips where the gasoline engine is the principal source of power, it's been suggested that about 30 mpg is a good estimate. A full electrical charge can be accomplished in about 4 hours using a dedicated 240-volt line, or 10 hours using a standard 120-volt line, according to the manufacturer.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Chevrolet Volt include anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, front side and front knee air bags, side curtain air bags, and the OnStar emergency communications system.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt was $40,280.

Available Trims for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 5dr HB Transmission Automatic MSRP 40280.00 Engine 1.4L/85 City/Hwy MPG 35/40
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with reclining seatbacks and adjustable head restraints
  • Seat trim, Premium Cloth
  • Seat adjusters, driver and front passenger manual, fore/aft, up/down and recline
  • Seat, rear 40/40 split-folding
  • Console, center, covered storage bin with dual cup holders
  • Storage, covered, upper instrument panel
  • Storage, open, located forward of shifter
  • Power outlets, 3 auxiliary, 12-volt includes 1 in front center console, 1 in rear console and 1 in upper instrument panel storage bin
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, comfort grip
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Instrumentation, 7" digital reconfigurable LCD screen includes Driver Information Center, compass and selectable efficiency gauge
  • Display, center, 7" LCD touch screen
  • Efficiency display screens with programmable charge times
  • Driver mode control switch, Normal, Sport and Mountain modes
  • Controls, center, touch-sensitive
  • Mobile application, OnStar MyLink requires compatible smartphone
  • Charge control, programmable time of day with charging indicator light on instrument panel
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all, driver Express-Up with anti-pitch override
  • Door locks, power programmable with delayed locking feature and lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry, extended range with remote start, panic button, door lock/unlock and charge port door control release
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, steering wheel mounted controls
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Theft-deterrent system, anti-theft alarm with immobilizer
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Glovebox, passenger-side
  • Storage, door panels, dedicated umbrella pocket and bottle holder
  • Map pockets, driver and front passenger seatbacks
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered, sliding
  • Assist handles, 2, rear outboard with rear coat hooks
  • Lighting, interior, ambient LED-based front reading lights, dome and cargo area lamp
  • Console, rear, open storage bin with dual cup holders
  • Storage, covered, dedicated for vehicle charging cord located in rear cargo area
  • Cargo cover
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) 5-spoke forged painted aluminum
  • Tires, P215/55R17 all-season, blackwall, low rolling resistance
  • Tire inflation kit
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Headlamps, bi-functional halogen projector with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • Tail lamps, LED illumination
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
  • Glass, solar absorbing
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable with washers
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, Range Extender, 1.4L Internal Combustion Engine (83 hp [62 kW]), requires premium fuel
  • Electric drive, Voltec (149 hp [111 kW] motoring power, 273 lb-ft of torque [370 N-m] motoring torque, 74 hp [55 kW] generating power)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, Propulsion, Lithium-ion (16-kWh), Rechargeable Energy Storage System includes liquid thermal management system with active control
  • Charge cord, 120-volt, portable
  • Battery, 12-volt with Rundown Protection
  • Keyless ignition, engaged with electronic push button start
  • Suspension, front, MacPherson strut
  • Suspension, rear semi-independent, compound crank
  • Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist, variable for low to high speed maneuvers
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, electro-hydraulic power with StabiliTrak, regenerative system
  • Brake, parking, electric
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control
    • Daytime Running Lamps, LED illumination
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, side-impact and knee for driver and front passenger and roof-rail side-impact for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat outboard occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Ow
    • OnStar, 5 years of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Destination Download and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
    • Automatic Crash Response
    • Pedestrian friendly alert, driver activated horn chirp using turn signal lever
    • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions includes front seat dual pretensioners
    • Lockout switch, child, rear doors and windows, electronic control
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system with navigation, AM/FM stereo with DVD-ROM and MP3 playback capability includes voice recognition, Radio Data System (RDS) and timeshift function
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium speaker system with 6 speakers and sub-woofer, Energy Efficient Series Sound System
    • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack, located in center console
    • Audio interface, USB port, located in center console
    • Hard drive, 30 GB of audio data storage
    • XM Radio is standard on nearly all 2011 GM models and includes 3 months of trial service. Get over 170 channels, including: commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, comedy, family and kids' channels, and much more. With XM's incredible range of programming, everything worth listening to is on XM (Requires a subscription sold separately by XM after the first 90 days. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.)
    • XM NavTraffic and Local Forecast use your vehicle's GPS navigation system to show continuous traffic updates and weather conditions when they're needed most-while you're driving. NavTraffic is available for over 100 markets and Local Forecast for over 150 markets (Requires a subscription to XM Radio and XM NavTraffic, sold separately by XM after trial period at which time service automatically renews and bills, at then-current rates, unless you call XM to cancel. Subscriptions are governed by XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. The Local Forecast data displays and individual product availability vary by vehicle hardware; and Local Forecast and Current Conditions information is provided for over 150 major US cities. Weather information will be pro
    • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
    • MyVOLT.com Vehicle Connectivity
    • Antenna, roof-mounted

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