2012 Chevrolet Volt

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$39,145-$39,145
$37,579-$37,579
35 CITY / 40 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2012:
- Slightly lower price tag
- Keyless ignition/entry now standard
- Bluetooth connectivity and audio system voice control via MyLink now standard
- Navigation system and premium Bose stereo no longer standard

Exterior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Volt is a midsize plug-in hybrid offered only in a 4-door hatchback sedan body style and in only one trim level. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Volt seats 4 passengers and provides 10.6 cubic feet of trunk space. Standard interior features include Bluetooth connectivity; power windows, mirrors, and locks; 5-year subscription to OnStar Directions and Connections; and automatic climate control.

Optional Features
Chevrolet has grouped options together in the Premium Trim, Rear Camera, and Park Assist packages for the 2012 Volt. The Premium Trim package includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, while the Rear Camera and Park Assist packages include a rearview camera and front  and rear parking sensors. Individual options include an audio system with navigation and 17-inch polished aluminum wheels.

Under the Hood
The front-wheel-drive Volt is powered by an electric motor rated at 149 horsepower, drawing power from a lithium-ion battery pack. Once the battery's capacity drops to 30%, a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 80 horsepower engages and takes over as the power source for the electric motor. In some high-speed conditions, the gasoline engine may also send power directly to the drive wheels. The Volt's battery is charged via either a 120-volt or 240-volt outlet, and can be fully recharged in 10 hours and 4 hours, respectively, according to Chevy.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Chevrolet Volt are:
- In electric-only mode: 95/93/94 mpg equivalent (city/highway/combined)
- Using gasoline only: 35/40/37 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Battery range, electric only: 36 miles
- Cruising range, gasoline only: 325.5/372 miles (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2012 Chevrolet Volt include anti-lock brakes, front-seat side air bags, knee air bags, and full-length side curtain air bags.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Volt received 5 (out of 5) stars overall for crash protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Volt received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection.


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  • Name 5dr HB Transmission Automatic MSRP 39145.00 Engine 1.4L/85 City/Hwy MPG 35/40
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" diagonal digital reconfigurable LCD screen includes Driver Information Center, compass and selectable efficiency gauge
  • Display, center, 7" diagonal 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 mobile app 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
  • Keyless Access, passive unlock and lock on all doors and liftgate
  • 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
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • 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, 215/55R17 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 occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. A note about child safety: Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size. Even 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 your vehic
    • OnStar, 3 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, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with 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, Color Touch AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack, located in center console
    • Audio interface, USB port, located in center console
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
    • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
    • MyVOLT.com Vehicle Connectivity
    • Antenna, roof-mounted

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