Get That Used Chevrolet Volt You've Been Wanting
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The Chevy Volt is Chevy's discontinued venture into the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) market. It saw a run from the 2011-2019 model years before the all-electric Bolt entirely replaced it as Chevy's headlining eco-friendly vehicle. While the older models, 2011-2016, are still holding up to this day, the average lifespan of an EV battery from that era is roughly ten years, meaning that the most value you will find is in the second generation of the Chevy Bolt, each model year of which we will be taking a quick dive into talking about and seeing which used Volt may be suitable for your lifestyle.
The Second Generation, 2016-2019
The 2016 model is an all-wheel drive, PHEV sedan that brought updates to the exterior, interior, and battery stylings of the Chevy Volt. While not earth-shattering, its specs are relative to other competitors during the time it was in production.
• Engine: 1.5L DOHC(Dual Overhead Camshaft) I-4 • Electric Range: 53 Miles • Full Range: 420 (With Full Tank and Battery) • MPG: 42 MPG, Combined Hybrid Battery 106 MPG-e • Avg Used Price: Around $14,000 • Charge Times: o 120 V: 13 hours (based on charge level and outside temperature) o 240 V: 4.5 hours (actual charge times may vary)
The 2017 model does little to differentiate itself on the exterior and interior from its 2016 predecessor. Although, it does hit several interior tech bits that will stick around for later models.
• Engine: 1.5 L 4-cylinder • Electric Range: 53 Miles • Full Range: 420 (With Full Tank and Battery) • MPG: 42 MPG, Combined Hybrid Battery 106 MPG-e • Special Features: This newer model comes armed with several tech upgrades. Most notable among them is the shrinking of the infotainment screen and the addition of physical buttons in the console, along with the integration for native Apple Car Play and Android Auto. • Avg Used Price: Around $14,500 • Charge Times: (Same As 2016) o 120 V: 13 hours (based on charge level and outside temperature) o 240 V: 4.5 hours (actual charge times may vary)
To avoid posting the same specs again, the 2018 Volt did not add much regarding battery life or full range. It still takes the same amount of time to charge, has a similar, albeit more reliable, all-electric range, and while it outputs a bit more in horsepower, none of the Chevy Volt lineups are particularly powerful. However, what it lacks regarding chassis or engine changes, it makes up for many features that will be standard for the Volt from now on. These additions include:
• Keyless Entry • Push To Start • Remote Start • Automatic AC Control • Integrated 8" Infotainment Screen • Apple Car Play • Android Auto • Improved Standard Safety Features And Additional Airbags Avg Used Price: Around $19,000
Finally, we come to the last model year of the Chevy Volt before it was put on the shelf to make way for other, more efficient, eco-friendly sedan options. What can be said about 2019 vs. its predecessors? Not much. It keeps the same battery and engine setup as all the other models in its generation, and the only significant addition is that of an improved charging capability with the addition of DC quick charge that can bring the battery from 10%-90% in about 2.25 hours (with 7.2 kW charging module)
Should You Consider A Used Chevy Volt?
Absolutely, the Chevy Volt EV is the perfect car for eco-conscious individuals who don't want to be tethered down and enjoy the freedom of long road trips as an option. It is a great commuter car, as you can often get away without using a drop of gas on commutes less than 50 miles back and forth.
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