2012 Chevrolet Volt Overview

2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt Review

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The Chevy Volt is unique in that is the first electric vehicle that successfully marries an electric motor and battery with a conventional engine that keep the vehicle powered up over longer trips. In doing so, GM has created an ultra-efficient vehicle that for many commuters, may require no gasoline at all.

The Volt was intended to be a super-efficient car that also includes all the modern safety and convenience features expected from a modern 4-seater, and as a result, the MSRP of the Volt might initially seem a bit high at just over $39,000. But this price buys impressive technology that is the first of its kind in the US, and running costs that some have estimated as low as 5.7-cents/mile. Volt buyers may be able to take advantage of federal and state tax credits as well, making this revolutionary car more affordable than its base price suggests.

5dr HB
MSRP: $39,995
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  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) 5-spoke forged painted aluminum
  • Tires, 215/55R17 all-season, blackwall, low rolling resistance
  • Tire inflation kit
  • 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

  • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback
  • 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 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 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. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
  • MyVOLT.com Vehicle Connectivity
  • Antenna, roof-mounted

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control
  • 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 (Head Curtain Side Air Bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. A note about child safety: Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size. Even with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See your vehicle Owner's Handbook for more information.)
  • OnStar, 3 years of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • 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

  • 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 mobile app requires compatible smartphone
  • Charge control, programmable time of day with charging indicator light on instrument panel
  • 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
  • Theft-deterrent system, anti-theft alarm with immobilizer
  • 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 auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered, sliding
  • Assist handles, 2, rear outboard with rear coat hooks
  • Lighting, interior, ambient LED-based 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

  • 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-kWh), Rechargeable Energy Storage System includes liquid thermal management system with active control
  • Charge cord, 120-volt, portable
  • Battery, 12-volt with Rundown Protection
  • Keyless ignition, engaged with electronic push button start
  • 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
  • SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH RECLINING SEATBACKS AND ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINTS (STD)
  • JET BLACK SEATS/CERAMIC WHITE ACCENTS, PREMIUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
  • JET BLACK AND GREEN SEATS/DARK ACCENTS, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM (Includes (FIF) premium graphic door trim.)
  • JET BLACK SEATS/CERAMIC WHITE ACCENTS, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM (Includes White seat accents.)
  • LIGHT NEUTRAL SEATS/DARK ACCENTS, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
  • JET BLACK AND SPICE RED SEATS/DARK ACCENTS, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM (Includes (FIF) premium graphic door trim.)
  • JET BLACK SEATS/DARK ACCENTS, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
  • SEAT TRIM, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED with color-keyed textile accents (Included and only available with (PCQ) Premium Trim Package.)
  • EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • DOOR TRIM, PREMIUM WITH LAYERED GRAPHICS (Included and only available with (PCQ) Premium Trim Package.)
  • SILVER ICE METALLIC
  • SUMMIT WHITE
  • BLACK
  • CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT (Additional charge - premium tintcoat color.)
  • WHITE DIAMOND TRICOAT (Additional charge - premium tricoat color.)
  • CYBER GRAY METALLIC
  • VIRIDIAN JOULE (Additional charge - premium color.)
  • BLUE TOPAZ METALLIC
  • HARD DRIVE, 30 GB OF AUDIO DATA STORAGE (Included and only available with (UFV) AM/FM stereo with navigation, DVD-ROM, USB port and MP3 playback capability.)
  • SEATS, HEATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER includes AUTO heated seats (selectable automatic activation) (Included and only available with (PCQ) Premium Trim Package.)
  • ENGINE, RANGE EXTENDER, 1.4L INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE (83 hp [62 kW]), requires premium fuel (STD)
  • 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) (STD)
  • STEERING WHEEL, LEATHER-WRAPPED (Included and only available with (PCQ) Premium Trim Package.)
  • EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA (allows a dealer in states that require California emissions - Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Washington - to order Federal emissions for a vehicle that will be registered in a state that has Federal emission requirements). Do not use for vehicles that will be registered in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Washington. (Requires (FE9) Federal emissions requirements. Not available in Maine or Vermont.)
  • EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC (for dealers ordering vehicles in (YF5) or (NE1) emission states - Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington) (Allows a California dealer (YF5 emissions) to order (NE1) emissions with (NB9) emissions override code for registration in (NE1) states; or, an Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington dealer (NE1 emissions) to order (YF5) emissions with (NB9) emissions override code for registration in California.)
  • EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL (for vehicles ordered by dealers in Federal emission states with (YF5) or (NE1) emissions - Not required for vehicles being shipped to Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington) (Requires (YF5) California state emissions requirements or (NE1) Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington state emissions requirements.)
  • EMISSIONS, ARIZONA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
  • STANDARD PAINT
  • PREMIUM TRIM PACKAGE includes (EAL) perforated leather-appointed seat trim, (N30) leather-wrapped steering wheel, (KA1) heated driver and front passenger seats and (FIF) premium door trim (Requires perforated leather-appointed seat trim code (AFC) Jet Black and Green, (AFD) Jet Black, (AFG) Jet Black and Spice Red, (AFI) Jet Black or (AFF) Light Neutral. (FIF) Premium door trim is deleted when (AFI) Jet Black, (AFD) Jet Black or (AFF) Light Neutral is ordered.)
  • LOW EMISSIONS PACKAGE (ENHANCED AT-PZEV EMISSIONS) (Requires (YF5) California emissions. Forced on all orders with a ship-to state of California.)
  • REAR CAMERA AND PARK ASSIST PACKAGE includes (UVC) Rear Vision Camera and (UD5) Front and Rear Park Assist
  • NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE *Required on all vehicles to be registered in New Jersey*
  • ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
  • WHEELS, 17" (43.2 CM) 5-SPOKE FORGED PAINTED ALUMINUM (STD)
  • WHEELS, 17" (43.2 CM) 5-SPOKE FORGED POLISHED ALUMINUM
  • WHEELS, 17" (43.2 CM) AERO DESIGN WITH BLACK INSERTS (Not available until Q2 2012.)
  • LPO, INDOOR/OUTDOOR VEHICLE COVER
  • LPO, REAR SEAT STORAGE/BARRIER
  • LPO, FRONT WINDOW SHADE
  • FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST, ULTRASONIC (Included and only available with (PCW) Rear Camera and Park Assist Package.)
  • AUDIO SYSTEM, COLOR TOUCH AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYBACK (STD)
  • AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION, AM/FM STEREO WITH DVD-ROM AND MP3 PLAYBACK CAPABILITY includes voice recognition, Radio Data System (RDS) and timeshift function Includes audio data storage hard drive and NavTraffic and Local Forecast.) (Requires (UQA) Bose premium speaker system.
  • CHEVROLET MYLINK TOUCH 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) Requires (UFU) Color Touch AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback.) (Not available at start of production.
  • AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, BOSE PREMIUM SPEAKER SYSTEM WITH 7 SPEAKERS INCLUDING SUB-WOOFER, ENERGY EFFICIENT SERIES SOUND SYSTEM
  • REARVIEW VISION CAMERA (Included and only available with (PCW) Rear Camera and Park Assist Package.)
  • LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT (Will be forced on orders with ship-to states that require a front license plate.)
  • LPO, CARGO NET
  • NAVTRAFFIC AND LOCAL FORECAST use your vehicle's GPS navigation system to show continuous traffic updates and weather conditions when they're needed most-while you're driving. NavTraffic is available for over 100 markets and Local Forecast for over 150 markets (Included and only available with (UFV) AM/FM stereo with navigation, DVD-ROM, USB port and MP3 playback capability. Requires a subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic, sold separately by SiriusXM after trial period at which time service automatically renews and bills, at then-current rates, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. The Local Forecast data displays and individual product availability vary by vehicle hardware. Weather information will be provided for the closest major US city and may take longer than 12 minutes to be displayed on a device. For more information about NavTraffic, visit siriusxm.com/navtraffic.)
  • EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
Price $39,995 MSRP
Body Style sedan
Engine Electric/Gas I4
Seating 4
Fuel Economy 35 MPG city
40 MPG highway
Drivetrain Front wheel drive