2012 Chevrolet Volt  -  $39,995


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $39,995
Base Invoice: $38,429
Destination Charge: $850
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr HB
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 37 | City: 35 | Hwy: 40
Body Style: 5dr HB
Transmission: 
Engine: Engine, Range Extender, 1.4L Internal Combustion Engine (83 hp [62 kW]), requires premium fuel

Pros

The latest in high-efficiency technology provides extreme fuel economy with few compromises in performance or features.


Model Highlights

The Chevy Volt is GM's first vehicle to use so-called "extended range technology." It carries a lithium-ion battery as its primary fuel source. The battery is charged by plugging the vehicle into a socket overnight, and will provide a GM-claimed range of 35 miles. Should the driver need to drive further, an on-board 1.4L 4-cylinder gasoline-powered engine automatically starts up to generate additional energy. A regenerative braking system provides additional charging whenever the vehicle slows.

The Volt is capable of a top speed of 100 mph, making it suitable for highway driving. Like all cars driven by electric motors, the Volt has lots of torque right from the get-go, making for quick starts and fun driving. Driving at faster speeds and flooring it at every red light as well as steep hills will all reduce that 35-mile electric-only range and engage the gasoline engine sooner.

Chevrolet understands that this type of car will only be successful if drivers and passengers don't feel compromised by the experience. The Volt comes with eight standard air bags, which include a knee bag for the driver as well as side curtains for all passengers. Satellite radio, Bluetooth and remote keyless entry are all standard equipment, while navigation is optional. A standard cargo cover keeps the contents of the 10.6-cubic-foot trunk hidden.

GM's OnStar system is included for three years. An optional Bose sound system includes a 30GB hard drive. This system is designed to use less energy than other stereo systems, allowing more power to be utilized at the wheels. Leather seats are even available for a little touch of luxury. A rear-view camera and park-assist system are also available, as are heated front seats.


Model News

The Volt sees few changes for 2012. Most notably, it now features keyless entry on all four doors, functioning through chrome buttons mounted on the door handles. Inside, the Volt's display has been revised slightly for a better user interface. The main gauge display now displays navigation information, and kilowatt-hours used has been added to the center display stack. In addition, printing has been improved on the center stack and the gear selector readout is now much easier to read in low light thanks to revised backlighting. Drivers also now have the ability to disable the Volt's traction control.


Value Writeup

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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8

Drivetrain
Front wheel drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
40 MPG

Cruising Range - City
325.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
35 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
37 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
372.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LUU

Engine Type
Electric/Gas I4

Displacement
1.4L/85

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

Trans Order Code
MKA

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
95

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
93

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
94

Battery Range
35 mi

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
90.0 ft³

Front Head Room
37.8 in

Front Leg Room
42.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.5 in

Front Hip Room
53.7 in

Second Head Room
36.0 in

Second Leg Room
34.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in

Second Hip Room
51.2 in

Wheelbase
105.7 in

Length, Overall
177.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.4 in

Height, Overall
56.6 in

Track Width, Front
61.2 in

Track Width, Rear
62.1 in

Trunk Volume
10.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3781 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank

Front Tire Order Code
5GN

Rear Tire Order Code
5GN

Front Tire Size
P215/55R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.0 ft

Brake Type
Regenerative

Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
9.3 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
6

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V145000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 13, 2015

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
50,236

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Volt vehicles manufactured August 25, 2010, to June 26, 2013. If the driver exits the vehicle without turning off the electrical system, the battery may drain low enough that the gasoline engine will automatically start itself to recharge the electric battery.

Consequence
If the engine runs for an extended period of time in an enclosed space, there may be a build up of carbon monoxide, increasing the risk of personal injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the engine management software to limit the time that the stationary vehicle can be left in the ON position, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14617.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V271000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 27, 2013

Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES

Potential Number of Units Affected
4

Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Volt vehicles manufactured March 1, 2012, through April 17, 2012. Due to a brake pressure modulator valve problem, the vehicles do not relieve brake pressure from the front brakes during an anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), or traction control event. One or both front brakes may lock up and not release. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems"' and No. 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."

Consequence
If the brakes lock up it could cause a loss of steering control and/or a lengthened distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will install a new brake pressure modulator valve free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 12, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-866-694-6546. GM's recall number is 13184.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
9.4%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Safecar lists a side pole rating note: NHTSA has concluded that the crash test of this vehicle on May 12, 2011 damaged the Volt's lithium ion battery and that the damage led to a vehicle fire more than three weeks after the test was completed. Following additional, rigorous testing of the Volt's battery packs that resulted in a subsequent fire as well as an incident in which the battery emitted smoke and sparks, the agency has launched a safety defect investigation of potential post-crash fires in Chevy Volts. Read NHTSA statement on the Volt: http://www.nhtsa.gov/PR/Volt

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

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

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

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

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, ARIZONA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, RANGE EXTENDER, 1.4L INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE
$0

 
ELECTRIC DRIVE, VOLTEC
$0

 
WHEELS, 17" (43.2 CM) 5-SPOKE FORGED PAINTED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS, 17" (43.2 CM) 5-SPOKE FORGED POLISHED ALUMINUM
$595

 
WHEELS, 17" (43.2 CM) AERO DESIGN WITH BLACK INSERTS
$695

 
SILVER ICE METALLIC
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT
$495

 
WHITE DIAMOND TRICOAT
$995

 
CYBER GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
VIRIDIAN JOULE
$995

 
BLUE TOPAZ METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH RECLINING SEATBACKS AND ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINTS
$0

 
JET BLACK SEATS/CERAMIC WHITE ACCENTS, PREMIUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
JET BLACK AND GREEN SEATS/DARK ACCENTS, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
JET BLACK SEATS/CERAMIC WHITE ACCENTS, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT NEUTRAL SEATS/DARK ACCENTS, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
JET BLACK SEATS/DARK ACCENTS, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
JET BLACK AND SPICE RED SEATS/DARK ACCENTS, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, COLOR TOUCH AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION, AM/FM STEREO WITH DVD-ROM AND MP3 PLAYBACK CAPABILITY
$1,995

 
PREMIUM TRIM PACKAGE
$1,395

 
REAR CAMERA AND PARK ASSIST PACKAGE
$695

 
LOW EMISSIONS PACKAGE (ENHANCED AT-PZEV EMISSIONS)
$0

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
LPO, INDOOR/OUTDOOR VEHICLE COVER
$365

 
CHEVROLET MYLINK TOUCH
$100

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, BOSE PREMIUM SPEAKER SYSTEM WITH 7 SPEAKERS INCLUDING SUB-WOOFER, ENERGY EFFICIENT SERIES SOUND SYSTEM
$495

 
HARD DRIVE, 30 GB OF AUDIO DATA STORAGE
$0

 
NAVTRAFFIC AND LOCAL FORECAST
$0

 
SEAT TRIM, PERFORATED LEATHER-APPOINTED
$0

 
SEATS, HEATED DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER
$0

 
STEERING WHEEL, LEATHER-WRAPPED
$0

 
DOOR TRIM, PREMIUM WITH LAYERED GRAPHICS
$0

 
LPO, FRONT WINDOW SHADE
$110

 
LPO, CARGO NET
$60

 
LPO, REAR SEAT STORAGE/BARRIER
$110

 
FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST, ULTRASONIC
$0

 
REARVIEW VISION CAMERA
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0


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