Kelley Blue Book Value®
$22,679 - $28,983
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
43 City / 42 HWY
Horsepower
149
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$22,679 - $28,983
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 t...

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2018 Chevrolet Volt Owner Reviews

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31 Reviews
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Great power and efficiency with smooth acceleration and a comfortable ride.

The Volt is very responsive and easy to drive. As the car is driven by electric motors all the time - even on gas, you always get smooth, consistent acceleration. When on gas, the engine drives the #2 motor/generator to make electricity to power the #1 motor. Engine on/off transitions are very smooth and only someone who really knows the car or is carefully watching for them will notice. The all electric range depends on your driving style and road conditions but is typically about 54 miles. The 2018 Volt charging rate is slow at 3.8KW on a 240V charger (16A). I typically drive between 800 - 1,000 miles between fill-ups. The gas tank holds 8 gallons. The cabin is well designed and comfortable. There are a few improvements that could be added, some of which are scheduled for the 2019. The car should have power seats at this price point. The car has a collision alert (optional package) that displays red LEDs up on the dash. It would be very easy for GM to add a full HUD with little impact on power use, weight, or cost of construction. The 2018 Volt has wireless charging in the center console for any phone capable of wireless charging. This is a great feature, but an inconvenient location. The 2019 will move this to forward of the gear shift. The adaptive cruise control is amazing - but you must always remember you are in charge of the car. Adaptive cruise is really good, but not perfect. Lane keep assist is a nice feature but I think it should be more aggressive at centering you in the lane. It will "nudge" the wheel back toward the middle of your lane but I feel that it can easily let you leave your lane. I do go back to the fact that you, not the car, are the one driving, this is just a tool to help reduce the chance of an accident. The sound system with Bose speakers is amazing. I have not yet dared to take the volume to 50%. The bass is powerful, the treble is clear, the sounds are full and rich throughout the spectrum. Sound is designed around the driver so balance and fade are not normally as good for the passengers, but you can adjust the system.

- Gunther H

Chevy volt, only an ac seat away from 5 stars.

What I like most about my 2018 Chevy volt is the battery mileage. The car has performed well for me over the past year with zero issues. I wish the volt had more power, at least 100 ev miles, and ac & electric seats. Most days I average about 52-55 ev miles and while that gets me where I need to go, some days it is not enough. Also, while the volt does have enough pick-up-and-go it could use more. The item I am most bummed about it not having is electric and ac seats. I was told it was because “they didn't have room” which as an engineer I knew was a pile of bs, was later proved right by the release of the 2019 volt which has electric seats, but not ac. I might would have upgraded if they had both, it is that big of deal for me. With that said, I still enjoy the car and prefer to drive it over my Ford Fusion and Chevy truck. I believe the color selection I had to choose from was adequate and a good selection. I would have like to seen a sunroof option on the 2018 model as well as a fully decked out model from the dealership. I had to install my own led charge port as it didn't come factory installed. I felt it was necessary to install because the charge port was difficult to locate at night and align all the necessary parts. A stage 2 charger would have also been nice.

- Aaron J

A Great Plug In EV for Professionals

I purchased the Chevy Volt in November of 2018. For the most part, everything with it has been what I wanted from a plug in hybrid. The car is fun to drive, it handles well, and for the most part I use the electric range for most of my day to day travel needs. I love the features, especially the android auto which makes the experience in the car very enjoyable as far as navigation and music goes. The biggest complaints I have with the car are that we had a few small warranty repairs, seat belt was fraying, water intrusion on a malfunction door seal and android auto was not responding well. Other than that it's been a great experience!

- Jamie A

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$22,679 - $25,184
$26,128 - $28,983

Horsepower

Horsepower
149 hp
149 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

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

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering

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
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Dimensions

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.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

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
Safety Features

Features

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear 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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety