Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,520 - $13,407
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 40 HWY
Horsepower
Not Available
Seats
4
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,520 - $13,407
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 40 HWY
Horsepower
Not Available
Seats
4

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.3 Overall Score
Performance 3.0 Comfort 2.9 Styling 3.3 Value 3.1

Editor's Overview

What's an electric car doing with a gasoline engine? Conquering "range anxiety" according to Chevrolet. For the first 35 miles after a full charge, the Chevy Volt runs solely o...

Chevrolet Volt Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2012 Chevrolet Volt Owner Reviews

4.56

36 Reviews

72% 19% 3% 3% 3%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Volt: Fun, luxury, and eco conscious

My Chevy Volt is the most fun car I've ever owned. It is fast, turns on a dime, and feels very secure. I get about 30-40 miles of electric charge after plugging it in overnight. Most days I only use the electric and never even tap into the gas reserves for power. I love that my car is reducing the gasoline I use and saving me money. I have little maintenance costs since I barely use the gas engine. Over all the maintenance has been more affordable than any other car I've had. I have taken several long road trips and been able to plug in at most destinations to use the advantages of the electric charge. The features in the car are that of a luxury vehicle like the large center screen; where I can select multiple options to view and easy touch buttons. I also love the Bose speakers in the car; any music sounds great! I love that I am able to download music from my CD collection or computer directly into the car. Overall purchasing my volt has been one of the best decisions I have made in recent years.

- Beth K

Good car that would be rated much higher if battery lasted longer.

The car drives very smoothly. It is very quiet, to the point you can't always tell if it is on. It is very roomy for a small car. The hatchback trunk has a large amount of space. I was quite shocked by how much I can fit. One feature I love is that it comes with a pump to inflate your tires. I have a long commute and am constantly running over nails and other small objects on the road. I have used the pump on several occasions, although it has recently died out after 7 years of a good amount of use. I love that the car has both electric and gas so I never have to worry about being stranded if I run out of charge. The only problem with the car is that I wish the electricity lasted longer. When I first purchased the car the battery lasted close 45-50 Miles, depending on how I drive (ie: fast over hills or slow flat land). Now I only get about 25-30 off a full charge.

- Judy V

I like the console - the layout looks futuristic.

I really like my 2012 Chevrolet volt. It has been reliable and I like the features. I like the features of remote start, automatic windows rolled down when button pushed to let hot air out in the summer. I like the sleek look. Someone told me it looks fast sitting still. It is design is great. I am 54 years old and the only problem I can suggest is that the car sits low to the ground for better energy consumption. As I get older it seems harder to get in and out being the car is lower to the ground. Otherwise I love not having to fill up with gas every week. The volt is the car of even more future technology. I have "knock on wood", not had any problems with my volt.

- Laura A

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,520 - $13,407

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
Range Extender 1.4L Internal Combustion Engine (83 hp [62 kW]) requires premium fuel
RANGE EXTENDER 1.4L INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.6 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36 ft.

Length

Length
177.1 in.

Width

Width
70.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3781 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
hp

Torque

Torque
ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
9.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 - 20 mpg

City

City
35 mpg

Highway

Highway
40 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety