2013 Chevrolet Volt Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$39,145-$39,145
$37,579-$37,579
35 /CITY / 40 /HWY
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What's New for 2013:

  • EV range increases from 35 miles to 38 miles
  • \"Hold\" driving mode conserves EV operation for when driver prefers to use it
  • Low-Emissions package qualifies Volt for single-occupancy HOV lane access in California and New York
  • Pebble Beige fabric or leather
  • Body-color roof and tailgate
  • Safety packages with lane-departure warning and forward collision alert systems
  • Comfort package with heated fabric seats
  • Navigation added to Chevy MyLink infotainment system
  • Silver Topaz Metallic exterior paint

Exterior Features
Chevrolet says the 2013 Volt is the most aerodynamic model in the company's history. Standard on the 5-door hatchback are lightweight 17-inch aluminum wheels, as well as LED running lights and heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators.

Interior Features
The Volt seats 4 passengers and is equipped with Chevrolet MyLink infotainment, Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming, keyless entry and push-button ignition, and automatic climate control.

Optional Features
The Volt can be upgraded with navigation, Bose premium sound system, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a choice of two Safety packages.

Under the Hood
The Volt is powered by a unique propulsion system. It is an electric vehicle equipped with an onboard gasoline generator designed to extend the vehicle's range. When the Lithium-ion battery pack, which can be recharged using a standard household electrical outlet, is depleted after 38 miles of pure EV range, a gasoline-powered, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine kicks in, and the power it creates is inverted through the Volt's electric drive system. The gasoline engine, in essence, provides power for the electric drive system and rarely directly drives the front wheels.

Recharging time using a standard household outlet takes up to 16 hours, according to Chevrolet. That time is reduced to 4 hours using a 240-volt outlet. Chevrolet offers a variety of ways to program and manage recharging through a RemoteLink smartphone application, allowing owners to take advantage of lower utility rates at specified times.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Chevrolet Volt are:
  • Volt in gasoline-only mode: 35/40/37 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Volt in electric mode: 98 combined MPGe (mpg-equivalent)

Safety
The 2013 Volt is equipped with 8 air bags, anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, and 3 years of free OnStar service including Automatic Crash Response. A driver-activated feature produces an external sound when the vehicle is operating in EV mode, to alert pedestrians that a car is approaching. Safety options include a reversing camera, front and rear park-assist sensors, forward collision warning, and lane-departure warning.

What's New for 2013:

  • EV range increases from 35 miles to 38 miles
  • \"Hold\" driving mode conserves EV operation for when driver prefers to use it
  • Low-Emissions package qualifies Volt for single-occupancy HOV lane access in California and New York
  • Pebble Beige fabric or leather
  • Body-color roof and tailgate
  • Safety packages with lane-departure warning and forward collision alert systems
  • Comfort package with heated fabric seats
  • Navigation added to Chevy MyLink infotainment system
  • Silver Topaz Metallic exterior paint

Exterior Features
Chevrolet says the 2013 Volt is the most aerodynamic model in the company's history. Standard on the 5-door hatchback are lightweight 17-inch aluminum wheels, as well as LED running lights and heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators.

Interior Features
The Volt seats 4 passengers and is equipped with Chevrolet MyLink infotainment, Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming, keyless entry and push-button ignition, and automatic climate control.

Optional Features
The Volt can be upgraded with navigation, Bose premium sound system, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a choice of two Safety packages.

Under the Hood
The Volt is powered by a unique propulsion system. It is an electric vehicle equipped with an onboard gasoline generator designed to extend the vehicle's range. When the Lithium-ion battery pack, which can be recharged using a standard household electrical outlet, is depleted after 38 miles of pure EV range, a gasoline-powered, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine kicks in, and the power it creates is inverted through the Volt's electric drive system. The gasoline engine, in essence, provides power for the electric drive system and rarely directly drives the front wheels.

Recharging time using a standard household outlet takes up to 16 hours, according to Chevrolet. That time is reduced to 4 hours using a 240-volt outlet. Chevrolet offers a variety of ways to program and manage recharging through a RemoteLink smartphone application, allowing owners to take advantage of lower utility rates at specified times.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Chevrolet Volt are:
  • Volt in gasoline-only mode: 35/40/37 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Volt in electric mode: 98 combined MPGe (mpg-equivalent)

Safety
The 2013 Volt is equipped with 8 air bags, anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, and 3 years of free OnStar service including Automatic Crash Response. A driver-activated feature produces an external sound when the vehicle is operating in EV mode, to alert pedestrians that a car is approaching. Safety options include a reversing camera, front and rear park-assist sensors, forward collision warning, and lane-departure warning.

Available Trims for the 2013 Chevrolet Volt
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 5dr HB Transmission Automatic MSRP 39145.00 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" 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 RemoteLink app requires compatible smartphone
  • Charge control, programmable time of day with charging indicator light on instrument panel
  • Keyless ignition, engaged with electronic push button start
  • 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
  • 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 manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered, sliding
  • Assist handles, 2, rear outboard with rear coat hooks
  • Lighting, interior, ambient LED-based incandescent 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 painted aluminum
  • Tires, 215/55R17 all-season, blackwall, low rolling resistance
  • 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 (16.5-kWh), Rechargeable Energy Storage System includes liquid thermal management system with active control
  • Charge cord, 120-volt, portable
  • Battery, 12-volt with Rundown Protection
  • 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
    • Tire inflation kit
    • 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 (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar, 3 years of Directions and Connections plan includes, Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
    • Automatic Crash Response
    • Theft-deterrent system, anti-theft alarm with immobilizer
    • 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, Chevrolet MyLink radio, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback includes 7" diagonal color touch-screen display
    • Chevrolet MyLink includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for phone, music and radio; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible; Gracenote (Playlist+, Album Art); software updatable for radio software and Gracenote database
    • 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 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 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. (If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • MyVOLT.com Vehicle Connectivity
    • Antenna, roof-mounted

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