2018 Chevrolet Volt Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,256 - $30,334
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
43 City / 42 HWY
Horsepower
149
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,256 - $30,334
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
43 City / 42 HWY
Horsepower
149
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 4.3 Styling 4.5 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Chevrolet Volt achieves a number of milestones without the usual hyperbole that sometimes surrounds lofty manufacturer claims. Its all-electric range of 53 miles is real, more than double that of the Toyota Prius Prime and Ford C-Max Energi. A $7,500 federal tax credit helps ease the Volts $34,000 starting price.

Chevrolet Volt Models & Trims

LT $24,256 - $26,741*
Horsepower: 149 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premier $27,605 - $30,334*
Horsepower: 149 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.65

20 Reviews

65% 35% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Great car overall, highly recommend!

I really like how compact the car is without feeling too small on the inside. I also love how eco friendly it is, and it is super easy to recharge. Not to mention the battery lasts forever! My volt is also the smoothest ride I have ever had, though sometimes on bad roads it loses a little bit of its suspension stability. Parking is sometimes a challenge because the nose of the car is not visible when I am in the driver's seat, but the rear view camera is very handy.

- Mckenzie S

Love my volt but a few drawbacks.

Does not hold enough of a charge. And when you drive normally, it burns the electric charge too fast. Love the electric hybrid though. Might try and buy a larger one next time or one with a higher mileage charge. I hate how it does not charge fully every time, but charges based on usage. Sometimes I lose 5+ miles because of this.

- Rachel K

You can reply to message with your voice.

My vehicle is the best car I have ever had by far. It has everything like a touch screen and app in it is system, Siri or whatever her name is can help you reply to messages without taking your hand off the wheel or looking away. I wouldn't trade this car in for anything else and I recommend this to everyone.

- Pear H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$24,256 - $26,741
$27,605 - $30,334

Horsepower

Horsepower
149 hp
149 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
range extender 1.5L Variable Valve Timing DI DOHC 4
range extender 1.5L Variable Valve Timing DI DOHC 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Standard

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.7 in.
34.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.8 in.
35.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.6 cu. ft.
10.6 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/50R17
P215/50R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.1 in.
106.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
180.4 in.
180.4 in.

Width

Width
71.2 in.
71.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3543 .lbs
3543 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
149 hp
149 hp

Torque

Torque
294 ft. lbs.
294 ft. lbs.

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
8.9 gal.
8.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
43 mpg
43 mpg

City

City
43 mpg
43 mpg

Highway

Highway
42 mpg
42 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings