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Chevrolet Volt (2014) review: 31 facts and highlights

Chevrolet Volt (2014)
Chevrolet Volt (2014)
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Why is Chevrolet Volt (2014) better than the average?

  • higher maximum torque
    370Nmvs172.96Nm
  • longer wheelbase
    2.69mvs2.54m
  • more airbags
    8vs6.18
  • Height
    1.44mvs1.5m
  • bigger screen size
    7"vs6.67"
  • longer drivetrain warranty (km)
    160934kmvs120176.44km
  • further range
    612kmvs262.4km
  • lower coefficient of drag
    0.28Cdvs0.3Cd

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has front-wheel drive
Chevrolet Volt (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

2. smaller turn radius

11m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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4.2m

3.Is a hybrid car
Chevrolet Volt (2014)

Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.

4. longer basic warranty (years)

3yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Unlimited yrs

5. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

5yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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10yrs

6. longer basic warranty (km)

57936km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Dimensions

1. shorter length

4.5m

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2.34m

2. greater cargo volume

300l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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3. longer wheelbase

2.69m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.07m

4.weight

1.72t

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5. more headroom (front)

960mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.06m

6. more headroom (rear)

915mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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1.01m

Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.28Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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0.25Cd

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

8.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (combined)

7.6l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

370Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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400Nm

4. better fuel economy (highway)

7.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

5. larger fuel tank

35l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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6. larger engine size

1.4l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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3l

Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Chevrolet Volt (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Chevrolet Volt (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

3.Has in-car system
Chevrolet Volt (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

4.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Chevrolet Volt (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

5.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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6. more airbags

8

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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