2011 Chevrolet Volt

The Good The weight of its battery gives the 2011 Chevrolet Volt a planted feel, and its electric power train can greatly reduce gasoline usage. The hard-drive-based navigation system warns of traffic problems. A smartphone app lets you set charging times and offers other features, such as car location.

The Bad The Volt brakes unevenly, which can lead to panic stops. The cabin interface buttons are strewn around the center stack with no apparent logic, and the navigation system does not list electric car charging stations.

The Bottom Line Although pricey, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt will work excellently for anyone who commutes less than 40 miles, as it requires almost no gas during a typical week while providing a comfortable ride.

Editors' Rating
  • Cabin tech 8.0
  • Performance tech 9.0
  • Design 8.0
8.4 Overall

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Review

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Apr 2011


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2011 Chevrolet Volt

Introduced in early 2007 as a concept vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt has made it to production as a 2011 model. Four years is not a lot of time for automakers to develop and produce a new model, but the Volt seemed to take forever because of the hype around this innovative new car.

But does the 2011 Chevrolet Volt meet expectations? It certainly does not look like the concept car shown at the 2007 Detroit auto show. But that car did not offer the practical interior dimensions of the production Volt.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $40,280
  • Brand Chevrolet
  • Available Engine Hybrid
  • Body style Sedan
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