Used Chevy Volt

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  • Overview

    A gray 2011 used Chevy Volt on white

    The Chevy Volt is a plug-in hybrid car that is currently in its second generation. Developed to offer optimal efficiency in a convenient way, the Volt quickly became a popular option among consumers. Throughout its first generation, the Chevy Volt earned a reputation for its premium standard features, making vehicles in this generation a suitable option for drivers looking for an affordable, efficient, and advanced vehicle. If you’re in the market for such a vehicle, you’ll certainly want to consider a used Chevy Volt for sale.

    The first generation of the Volt spans the model years of 2011-2015, where several upgrades were made to this electric vehicle. With the opening of the first generation, the 2011 Chevy Volt offered fuel economy ratings of up to 95 mpg in the city and 90 mpg on the highway. Eventually, this rating would increase to up to 101 mpg in the city and 93 mpg on the highway.

    In terms of entertainment technology, the Chevy Volt has always offered a wide list of standard features. Throughout the first generation this would include Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen display, satellite radio, a Bose premium sound system. Meanwhile, available safety features quickly grew to include advanced driver assist technology like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Front Parking Sensors.

    In terms of performance, the Chevy Volt remained about the same throughout its first generation and featured a 115kW electric motor and 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Consumers were pleased with how simple this battery was to charge, as existing household outlets could be used for a full charge within 3-6 hours. A used Chevy Volt within the first generation can be found with a horsepower of up to 149 hp and 273 lb-ft torque.

    Overall, the Chevy Volt is an excellent choice for an efficient used vehicle. However, in order to determine which model years best suit your needs, we’ll have to take a closer look.

  • 2011-2012

    A white 2011 used Chevy Volt driving on a tree-lined road in fall

    In 2011, the Chevy Volt was released on the market packed with advanced standard features and incredible efficiency. This Chevy Volt was powered by a 115kW electric motor and 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which allowed it to travel up to 40 miles when fully charged. To increase the vehicle’s range, drivers can take advantage of the 1.4L gasoline extender which will allow for up to 300 miles of driving. This electric vehicle was a popular option among consumers for its simple charging system. For a full charge within six hours, drivers can use a standard 120-volt outlet, which is commonly found in the household. For an even faster charge, drivers could also use a 240-volt outlet, which can also be found in the household but is generally less common. Standard features were abundant on the 2011 Chevy Volt, making it an excellent used vehicle to invest in today. This used Chevy Volt for sale can be found with standard features like Bluetooth, navigation, a Bose sound system, satellite radio, and the OnStar Mobile App which allows drivers to monitor and control many aspects of their vehicle from their phone. For a 2011 model, these were premium features, especially to be offered as standard.

    This year’s Chevy Volt can also be found with the Premium Trim Package which features several luxury features including leather trim, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and heated seats. Even driver assist technologies were available on this model, including front and rear park assist with a rearview camera.

    In 2012, the Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment system was introduced and included upgraded entertainment features like voice recognition and compatibility for a variety of entertainment apps including Pandora, Gracenote, and Stitcher. For the 2012 Chevy Volt, the motor, battery, and 300-mile range remained the same as the 2011 model. Luxury and convenience features on the vehicle’s top trim package also remained the same, however additional features like passive entry and a liftgate are now standard on the base model. Safety features for this used Chevy Volt include a full airbag suite, traction control, and stability control. Front and rear park assist and a rearview camera also remain available. Drivers can also take advantage of the Onstar Mobile App, which for this model year will allow them to check the vehicle’s charging status, unlock doors, and start the vehicle. Drivers can even use this app to preset a specific interior temperature, which the vehicle will automatically set to once started. Overall, not too many changes were made for the 2012 model year, however the introduction of the Chevrolet MyLink system was a substantial upgrade.

  • 2013-2014

    A red 2013 used Chevy Volt driving in front of evergreen trees

    The 2013 Chevy Volt introduced several impressive upgrades. This Chevy Volt can be found with a fuel economy rating of up to 101 mpg in the city and 93 mpg on the highway. These ratings are higher than both the 2011 and 2012 model ratings and this upgrade is due to the Volt’s new 16.5 kWh 360 V lithium-ion battery, as well as the introduction of the Hold driving mode. The upgraded configuration also allowed for a higher driving range of up to 344 with use of the 1.4L gasoline extender. The Chevy Volt only offered one trim level, but offered upgrades and available features through a variety of packages. For the 2013 model, this included the Premium Trim Package, Comfort Package, and Enhanced Safety Package 1, and Enhanced Safety Package 2. Drivers looking for a used Chevy Volt for sale equipped with the Enhanced Safety Package 2, can enjoy advanced features like Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Front Park Assist. Other upgrades for the 2013 model year include a new interior color, Pebble Beige, and a body-colored top and hatch.

    For 2014, Chevy reduced the price of the Volt by $4,000, which brought the original starting MSRP down to $34,995. However, none of the standard features from the 2013 were removed from the 2014 model. Impressive entertainment features were offered as standard on this model including the Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen display. The lower price of the 2014 Chevy Volt was made even sweeter by the tax credit of up to $7,500 available to drivers simply for owning and utilizing the electric vehicle. Overall, the 2014 Chevy Volt featured very few upgrades, but was most notable for its decreased price.

  • 2015

    A red 2015 used Chevy Volt charging on a boardwalk

    The 2015 Chevy Volt was the last model manufactured for the 1st generation of this vehicle. Consequently, only minor enhancements were made to this vehicle in an effort to prepare for large upgrades to the opening of the 2nd generation. With the 2015 Chevy Volt, drivers can experience a driving range of up to 380 miles when using the 1.4L gasoline extender, while fuel economy ratings remain about the same. The electric motor on the 2015 Chevy Volt produces up to 149 hp and 273 lb-ft torque. Like previous models, the Volt can seat a driver and passenger in the front and two passengers in the back, due to the placement of the battery pack. Not much room is available for cargo space, however the Volt’s specialty is in its efficiency and standard features. For 2015, the available packages remain the same as previous model years and offer similar features with the addition of a removable center armrest and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Updated interior and exterior styling on this used Chevy Volt offer a modern and slightly futuristic look. If you can find this year’s used Chevy Volt for sale you won’t be disappointed in what you find.

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