2018 Chevrolet Volt Reviews Canada
2018 Chevrolet Volt is a completed and refined long-haul electric car that makes ideal commuting every day.
The 2018 Chevrolet Volt is a five-door dual personality hatchback that can be powered only with electric power for the everyday common driver-but also offers a gasoline backup for long-haul travel.
It was the pioneer of long-haul electric cars, a vehicle that eliminates the anxieties associated with, say, the Nissan Leaf is still providing an exhaust-free emission in almost every situation. Based on a combination of eco friendly hospitality, crash test scores, and amazing upscale shades, we’ve scored 7.7 out of 10 on our scale.
For 2018, the Volt remains available in LT and Premier trim levels. In addition to some new paint colors and some whiskers on optional and standard equipment, remain unchanged. The latest Volt represents the second generation and is now equipped with a Chevy range by Electric-only Bolt EV.
For this second generation, Chevy looks for a much more conventional look when turning on the 2018 Volt styling. At a glance, it’s almost indistinguishable from the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback version, though the two share a bit. In it, it’s the same, with a dashboard that does not look as futuristic as it is, say, a Toyota Prius. That is a good thing in our eyes; Volt does not project its eco-friendly vocals.
The downside, however, is that the interior can feel cramped. The belt line height and thick roof pillars exacerbate these nuances.
Do not focus too much on Volt style and comfort; It was not bad looking and it was a bit cramped inside. On the contrary, the lottery here is certainly not visible. This provides an approximate 53 miles EPA mileage using only the power supplied by the 18.4 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack. When the battery runs out, the 1.5-liter petrol engine turns on and converts the Volt into a conventional hybrid car capable of blending 42 mpg, according to the EPA. Between the 8.9 gallon fuel tank and battery, the Volt has a range of 420 miles between fill-ups, which means it can be easily moved around the country.
2018 Chevrolet Volt Styling
View 2018 Chevy Volt looks dashing and aggressive with steep angle to the windshield and rear glass area.
It does not scream “I’m different” like the last generation – and our ratings reflect that improvement. We have scored 7 out of 10 for stylingnya, giving it additional points for interior and exterior above average.
Chevy Chevy’s front now-signature “dual grille” is here, but because the Volt does not require enough fresh air put into its engine bay as a gas car alone, most of which is usually non matte intake. Silver plastic with good surface.
From the side, the Volt is almost indistinguishable from a Chevy Cruze compact, apart from a slightly higher tail and a faint “Volt” badge integrated into the fender. Oh, and there’s a charging port integrated into the driver’s front fender. At the rear, the tail is high to ward off the air more efficiently. Lights of clear lens bells are a trend that we are ready to see lost, but neatly integrated here.
The Interior Volt has a twin-cockpit design that is executed in black with a silver accent, though an optional two-tone interior for a bit of elegance. The placement of the button is very intuitive and we really like the integration of dot center central touchpad 8-inch touchscreen. Unlike the first Volt, touch sensitive keys have been replaced by traditional units that work well.
2018 Chevrolet Volt Reviews Canada
2018 Chevrolet Volt Performance
Chevrolet Volt 2018 remains a plug-in hybrid-but the ace on its sleeve is a 53-mile range, EPA-rated solely on electric power and the ability of its gas engine to take over when necessary.
For most drivers who will use their Volts to travel to and from work on weekdays, the stop of gas stations will be few and far away. We have rated the Volt real-world performance to be 6, giving it extra points for its lofty qualities.
In practice, this is not a very good car to drive, but do not let the ho-hum feel shadowing the impressive powertrain.
T-shaped lithium-ion batteries are in between the driver and the passenger and under the back seat. This is the 18.4 kwh unit provided by LG Chem. If the driver drains the battery, the 1.5 liter 4-liter inline gas engine under the Volt hood quietly kicks in and converts the Volt into a hybrid with a 42 mpg combination. The electric powertrain is rated at 149 horsepower and the torque stands at a sturdy 294 pound foot.
The setup provides power exclusively to the front wheels; Both motors can unify the two or can drive while the other is used to recharge the battery.
The gas engine can clutch in and out to help the electric motor if the Volt determines that it is the most efficient setup of the moment. Most impressive is how transparent the Volt drive system operates; Unless you see the status screen, you may not know how many different situations occur below it.
The strength figures do not necessarily indicate how fast the 2018 Volt accelerates. It does not vibrate, but it also snores silently once the accelerator is pressed. By filling up a full mountain class, the Chevy Volt will not win a drag race; Running out of steam rather quickly. But with a 0-60 sprint in the mid 8 second range, the Volt is average for smaller cars with 4 cylinder gas engines.
We have pushed Volts hundreds of kilometers in full hybrid mode; It’s easy to forget that the gasoline engine runs because it’s so quiet and it turns out this Chevy becomes a great road companion thanks to strong winds and excellent straight line stability.
Most owners will use a Level 2 240 volt charging station, which goes beyond a depleted battery in about 4.5 hours. No DC fast loading is available with Volt, but that’s probably not a big deal for most owners because there is a gasoline engine for longer trips. If the 120 volt outlet is the only one available, it takes almost half a day to charge the Volt battery.