Used Hatchback - 2013 Chevrolet Volt Premium in Reno, Nv

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    About This 2013 Chevrolet Volt Premium
    Vehicle Location:
    Reno, Nv
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    Fuel Type:
    Gasoline Hybrid
    Four Door
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    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    Fuel Efficient Vehicle 30+ MPG
    Highway MPG
    Combined MPG: 97 - Efficient 30+ MPG
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $24.36*
    *Based on $1.89 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
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    Environmentally-friendly and gas-sipping, this 2013 Chevrolet Volt is powered by a fuel efficient Gas/Electric I4 1.4L/85 engine that lines your pockets with the gas money you save. Its Automatic transmission delivers 40 highway mpg and 35 city mpg! It's loaded with the following options: Wipers, front intermittent, variable with washers, Windows, power with Express-Down on all, driver Express-Up with anti-pitch override, Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) 5-spoke painted aluminum, Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered, sliding, Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable, Tires, 215/55R17 all-season, blackwall, low rolling resistance, Tire Pressure Monitor System, Tire inflation kit, Theft-deterrent system, anti-theft alarm with immobilizer, and Tail lamps, LED illumination. Test drive this must-see, must-drive, must-own beauty and get a hassle-free deal today at Champion Chevrolet, 800 Kietzke Ln, Reno, NV 89502.

    Located at Champion Chevrolet in Reno, Nv.  Call Champion Chevrolet today at 888-979-3521 Ext: 14118 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • Lithium Ion Motor Battery
    • Remote Engine Start
    • Remote Power Door Locks
    • Power Windows
    • Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
    • Cruise Control
    • 4-wheel Abs Brakes
    • Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
    • 1st And 2nd Row Curtain Head Airbags
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Side Airbag
    • Rear Spoiler: Lip
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Digital Audio Input
    • In-dash Single Cd Player
    • Audio System Memory Card Slot
    • Mp3 Player
    • Audio System Premium Brand: Mylink
    • Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite Radio
    • Siriusxm Satellite Radio(tm)
    • Speed Sensitive Audio Volume Control
    • Total Number Of Speakers: 6
    • Braking Assist
    • Abs And Driveline Traction Control
    • Stability Control
    • Privacy Glass: Light
    • Painted Aluminum Rims
    • Wheel Diameter: 17
    • Wheel Width: 7
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbags
    • Urethane Steering Wheel Trim
    • Urethane Shift Knob Trim
    • Colored Dash Trim
    • Colored Center Console Trim
    • Video Monitor Location: Front
    • Trip Computer
    • External Temperature Display
    • Power Remote Driver Mirror Adjustment
    • Heated Driver Mirror
    • Heated Passenger Mirror
    • Power Remote Passenger Mirror Adjustment
    • Turn Signal In Mirrors
    • Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
    • Compass
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    • Onstar Directions & Connections
    • Front And Rear Reading Lights
    • Anti-theft Alarm System
    • Premium Cloth Seat Upholstery
    • Bucket Front Seats
    • Rear Buckets
    • Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seats
    • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
    • Speed-proportional Electric Power Steering
    • Suspension Class: Regular
    • Automatic Front Air Conditioning
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire Specific
    • Remote Activated Exterior Entry Lights
    • Cargo Area Light
    • Vehicle Emissions: Pzev
    • Fuel Type: Electric
    • Fuel Capacity: 9.3 Gal.
    • Instrumentation: Low Fuel Level
    • Clock: In-radio Display
    • Headlights Off Auto Delay
    • Dusk Sensing Headlights
    • Coil Front Spring
    • Regular Front Stabilizer Bar
    • Independent Front Suspension Classification
    • Strut Front Suspension
    • Front Independent Suspension
    • Coil Rear Spring
    • Semi-independent Rear Suspension
    • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension
    • Front Suspension Stabilizer Bar
    • Variable Intermittent Front Wipers
    • Metal-look W/chrome Surround Grille
    • Center Console: Full With Covered Storage
    • Overhead Console: Mini
    • Curb Weight: 3
    • 781 Lbs.
    • Gross Vehicle Weight: 4
    • 539 Lbs.
    • Overall Length: 177.1
    • Overall Width: 70.4
    • Overall Height: 56.6
    • Wheelbase: 105.7
    • Front Head Room: 37.8
    • Rear Head Room: 36.0
    • Front Leg Room: 42.0
    • Rear Leg Room: 34.1
    • Front Shoulder Room: 56.5
    • Rear Shoulder Room: 53.9
    • Front Hip Room: 53.7
    • Rear Hip Room: 51.2
    • Three 12v Dc Power Outlets
    • Seatbelt Pretensioners: Front
    • Door Reinforcement: Side-impact Door Beam
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Cargo Tie Downs
    • Floor Mats: Carpet Front And Rear
    • Rear Area Cargo Cover: Roll-up
    • Cupholders: Front And Rear
    • Door Pockets: Driver
    • Passenger And Rear
    • Seatback Storage: 2
    • Tires: Width: 215 Mm
    • Tires: Profile: 55
    • Tires: Speed Rating: H
    • Diameter Of Tires: 17.0
    • Type Of Tires: As
    • Tires: Prefix: P
    • Left Rear Passenger Door Type: Conventional
    • Rear Door Type: Liftgate
    • Right Rear Passenger Door Type: Conventional
    • Body-colored Bumpers
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • 4 Door
    • Selective Service Internet Access
    • Driver Airbag
    • Universal Remote Transmitter
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Siriusxm Satellite Radio

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    2013 Chevrolet Volt Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2013 Chevrolet Volt
    Plug-in hybrid is efficient and looks cool.


    Plug-in hybrids such as the Chevrolet Volt offer the efficiency of an electric car and the certainty of a gasoline engine. The Volt can run on pure electricity, but it carries its own gas-powered generator, so when it runs out of juice, it can keep going. So unlike fully electric cars, it won't leave you on the side of the road wishing for an extension cord.


    The Volt's four-seat, hatchback design makes it a very good all-purpose vehicle, and its electrified powertrain makes for very low operating costs. And we found the Volt fun to drive. However, its sticker price makes it a pricey investment up front, even after federal and state tax credits.


    The 2013 Volt gets some improvements and additional features. Previously, the Volt automatically allocated its electric power depending on driving mode and style. For 2013, a new Hold button allows the driver to manually choose whether to use the Volt's available electric power immediately, or whether to save it for later use. This can help maximize electric range if the driver saves the electricity for stop-and-go city driving. The 2013 Chevrolet Volt also gets an EPA-estimated increase of three more miles on electric charge, to 38 miles. After that, the engine kicks in and you're driving a regular gasoline-powered car.


    Options for 2013 include a new, lower-priced navigation system that replaces the old system and uses the Chevy MyLink interface, as well as a low-emissions package that gives Volt drivers in California and New York access to carpool and HOV lanes when driving alone. A new Comfort Package includes heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The optional Safety Package 1 includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear park assist and rearview camera. Safety Package 2 includes front park assist, forward collision alert and lane departure warning.


    At the heart of the Chevrolet Volt is a 111-kilowatt electric motor that puts out the equivalent of 149 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. It's powered by a T-shaped lithium-ion battery mounted under the center console and rear seat. The 435-pound battery has its own heating and cooling system to operate efficiently in extremes of temperature. The Volt will run solely on electricity until it's 70 percent depleted, then a 1.4-liter four-cylinder internal-combustion engine kicks in to power the electric motor.


    The Volt gets an EPA rating of 98 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) and 35/40 mpg City/Highway using the gasoline engine.


    Anyone who drives less than 30 miles a day should never have to put gas in the Volt, and drivers who can plug it in and charge it up while at work will double its plug-in range. We've talked to a number of drivers who do this and they say they use so little gas that they have to worry about it going bad in the tank.


    Combined with the gasoline engine, the Volt has a total range of about 382 miles. With a 240-volt fast charger, the Volt can fully charge in about four hours. With a regular 120-volt household outlet, the Volt takes anywhere from 10 to 16 hours to charge, depending on temperature.


    Driving the front-wheel-drive Volt is really no different than driving any gasoline-powered compact or mid-size car, and the Volt is more energetic and enjoyable than some of them. Its handling is much better than that of the all-electric Nissan Leaf.


    Just a couple of years ago, the Volt was the only plug-in hybrid on the market. That has changed. Ford's C-MAX plug-in hybrid offers up to 21 miles in electric mode only, and can go up to 620 miles with a fully charged battery and a full tank of gas. While it can't go as far in pure EV mode, C-MAX offers nearly double the amount of total cargo space, and a price tag that's about $6,000 lower. The Toyota Prius plug-in is also less expensive with the most cargo space of the bunch, but it only offers a six-mile all-electric range.


    Volt and other plug-in hybrids qualify for a federal rebate, plus additional credits in some states.


    The 2013 Chevrolet Volt ($39,145) comes with cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, keyless ignition/entry, remote start, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable driver's seat, cruise control, Bluetooth, Chevrolet's MyLink touchscreen interface with voice controls, Bluetooth and smartphone integration, and a six-speaker audio system with CD player, satellite radio capability, auxiliary audio jack and USB port. Exterior features include automatic headlights, heated outside mirrors and 17-inch alloy wheels.


    Options include a Comfort Package ($275) that adds heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel), a Premium package ($1,395) that replaces the cloth upholstery with leather and adds heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a removable rear seat armrest with storage. Standalone options include navigation ($895) and a premium, 7-speaker Bose energy efficient audio system ($495). An available low-emissions package for California and New York is free of charge, but this option must be added at the time of order.


    Safety features include eight airbags: front-impact, front- and rear-passenger side impact, and full cabin head-protection curtains. The Volt also gets stability control (ESC), anti-lock brakes (ABS), and OnStar telematics with features like crash notification and on-demand roadside assistance (with three years of service included). The Volt has been named a Top Safety Pick by the insurance industry's Institute for Highway Safety, and earned five of five stars in four of five U.S. government crash tests. Optional safety equipment includes an Enhanced Safety Package 1 ($575) with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear park assist and rearview camera. The Enhanced Safety Package 2 ($595) includes front park assist, forward collision alert and lane departure warning.


    Chevrolet Volt's stand-out qualities start with the way it looks. We'd call it a handsome car, with a lot of presence for a small, five-door hatchback.


    At an overall length of 177.1 inches, the Volt is actually four inches shorter than the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, though they both ride on the same 105.7-inch wheelbase. The Volt occupies about the same amount of floor space as a compact Ford Focus, and substantially less than mid-size sedans such as the Chevy Malibu or Ford Fusion. Yet, thanks its 435-pound battery pack, it weighs some 300 pounds more than the larger Malibu or Fusion.


    The Volt is an exceptionally aerodynamic car, which helps it maximize range and fuel efficiency. Its low hood, raked windshield, long roof and high deck lid create the most aero-efficient Chevrolet ever, with a drag coefficient of only 0.28. That makes it one of the slipperiest sedans in the world.


    In the design sense, the Volt is more forceful looking than other low-drag, high-mileage sedans and hatchbacks currently available. It's clearly cast in the current Chevrolet theme, most particularly in front, where it shares traits with the Cruze and Malibu. Yet the Volt makes excellent use of lighting as a design element, and its various aero-enhancing spoilers are integrated into a relatively sleek, holistic shape. Its 17-inch wheels are bold, and fitted with Goodyear Fuel Max P215/55R17 low-rolling-resistance tires.


    The Chevrolet Volt seats four, rather than five. It's laid out with two bucket seats in front, two in the rear and a center console running the full length of the cabin.


    The Volt is as different inside as it is on the outside. No other vehicle takes quite the same tack when it comes to interior treatments, yet the Volt is not so far out as to be dysfunctional or just plain weird. The center stack of switches is finished in glossy, lacquer-like white. The door pulls, window switches, vents and front cupholders are trimmed in bright silver. The Volt offers more interior color, lighting and trim options than the typical Chevrolet sedan, and the cabin looks very modern. The build quality is excellent and the materials and graining are well done.


    Expansive glass brings light into the car. The Volt feels quite roomy in front, and we'd venture that only humans beyond perhaps the 80th percentile in stature will feel squeezed in any fashion. The front buckets are handsome and very usable, comprising some of GM's best seats ever. They're very snug and comfortable, but supportive and never numbing. They fit people of average build nicely, though we wonder if those 80th percentile bodies might find them a little small.


    The Volt's gauges are two seven-inch, high-resolution full-color LCDs. One is a user configurable cluster in front of the driver, while they other shows audio, climate and navigation functions at the top of the center stack. The screens are so engaging that, especially when you are first getting used to the car and evaluating the various display options, they can divert attention from the task of driving. But eventually the novelty wears off.


    Between these two screens, the driver can find every kind of technical information about the Volt's operation. A large speedometer dominates the driver's screen, with other conventional gauges like fuel level arrayed around the corners, a battery depletion gauge on the left, and a floating virtual Earth on the right-hand side. The idea is to keep the Earth centered at all times for the best battery life and least energy usage.


    The center stack has several touch buttons that adjust the Volt's heating, ventilation, air conditioning, entertainment and navigation functions. These are more like touch areas, without a mechanical button to operate. The driver must use a carefully pointed fingertip to avoid hitting the wrong button or area, but with a bit of time and familiarity, the various operations get easier and the switch collection becomes fun to use.


    The rear bucket seats are separated by a console on the floor, with cupholders and a storage tray, and by open space to the cargo area between the two seatbacks. The seats themselves are nicely contoured and nearly as good as those in front. Access is easy through large rear door openings, and there is as much space for rear passengers as there is in the roomiest compact sedans.


    Behind the rear seats, though, the Volt has just 10.6 cubic feet of cargo space. That's substantially less volume than in the Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in or the Prius Plug-in, and more like what you'd expect in a sports car or coupe. Although folding rear seats do open up more space. Access to the cargo area is easy through the large, high-swinging tailgate, though the lift-over height to put things inside seems a bit higher than the average sedan.


    Driving Impression
    Driving the Volt is no different than driving a conventional compact or mid-size sedan. We found it more pleasant to drive than many. Thanks to instant torque from the electric motor, its pedal-to-the-floor acceleration is surprisingly satisfying, from a stop or from a rolling start, particularly in short bursts. It will hit 60 mph from a stop in a tick under nine seconds, and it wasn't that long ago that this level of acceleration was a benchmark for quick.


    Put another way, the Volt is hardly a bore. Its steering is quite good: relatively quick, accurate and nicely weighted. The electro-hydraulic regenerative brake system captures energy to help recharge the battery every time you step on the brakes. We found the brakes work extremely well crawling through traffic or hauling the Volt down from highway speeds.


    The Volt is also quite comfortable, but certainly not floaty and offers good transient response. The placement of its battery pack creates a lower center of gravity than that in most sedans, and the Volt is equipped with premium chassis features such as hydraulic suspension bushings. The suspension minimizes harshness and absorbs big bumps and potholes with ease, yet the ride stays taut and smooth The Volt keeps a nice, even keel, even in repeated, sharp, side-to-side maneuvers. Its hard eco tires, designed to minimize rolling resistance, are a bit noisier than some, but they provide more than enough grip for most drivers. The Volt's safety package is more elaborate and complex than that in the typical compact sedan. Part of the complexity comes from special cooling circuits for the batteries. Most of the safety systems, such as airbags and the rest are tied into the power electronics so that they shut down after a severe impact, rollover or flood.


    Like some of the more familiar hybrids, the Volt is always trying to help its driver achieve better battery performance, better overall efficiency and better fuel mileage through various graphics in the instrument panel. There's a tutorial on how to use these tools, and it's very easy to stay on top of all the information by scrolling through the menus as you drive, trying to keep the battery-stack icon as tall as possible.


    Through the first two days of a recent test, we drove the Volt 176 miles, recharging for short periods during some stops (but not fully), and not being particularly conservative with our driving style, except to avoid blasting heat, seat heaters or stereo, or charging portable devices (all notable battery drains). Over those 176 miles, we used just 1.7 gallons of gasoline. According to our calculations, that gave us a 103.5 mpg equivalent (MPGe), even though the EPA rates the 2013 Chevrolet Volt at 98 MPGe.


    An another occasion, we drove a Volt 50 miles on a single full charge, using Low range on the transmission in afternoon rush-hour traffic, lifting off the accelerator pedal to slow the car between stoplights and regenerating electricity in the process, and using the brake pedal sparingly (the conventional brakes also recapture some energy and help recharge the batteries, but not as much as when the Volt is coasting down).


    Although we were able to beat estimates for both MPGe and all-electric range during those test drives, results vary according to driving style, temperature, and other factors. One of our stints in the Volt came late fall in the Midwest, and we noticed the Volt's EV range prediction was only 35 miles on a full charge on mornings when the temperature was above 40 degrees. When the temperature was below freezing, it showed as little as 30 miles of predicted range.


    It took us 8-10 hours to fully charge the Volt's battery on a standard 120-volt household outlet. We'd recommend springing for the optional 240-volt charger, which reduces charging time to about four hours. Pricing for the 240v unit and installation may vary, depending on utility provider and location.


    If you drive less than 30 miles a day, you may never have to fill the Volt up with gas. One thing drivers should be aware of is that gasoline goes bad and can degrade within a couple of months. Owners of classic cars add liquid fuel stabilizers to address this problem, but we haven't checked to see whether they are compatible with the Volt. But not to worry; the Volt has a system that senses when condensation has gotten into the fuel and tells the driver to go out for a drive to burn some gas.


    The Chevrolet Volt is a stylish, fun-to-drive plug-in hybrid, but cargo space falls short and pricing is high compared to rivals.


    Model Lineup
    Chevrolet Volt ($39,145).


    Assembled In
    Hamtramck, Michigan.


    Options As Tested
    Premium trim package ($1,395) with leather upholstery, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, removable rear seat armrest with storage; MyLink with Navigation ($895); 7-speaker Bose energy efficient audio system ($495).


    Model Tested
    Chevrolet Volt ($39,145).The Chevrolet Volt is a four-passenger, five-door compact hatchback plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. For (up to) the first 40 miles, the vehicle drives gas- and tailpipe-emissions-free using electricity stored in its lithium-ion battery. When the Volt's battery runs low, a gas-powered, engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range another 300 miles on a full tank. The Volt is powered by an 115kW electric motor and 16kWh lithium-ion battery pack, enabling it to travel approximately 40 miles on a charge. The 1.4-liter gasoline range extender generates electricity and provides an additional 300 miles of driving. The battery can be charged with a standard household 120-volt outlet in about ten hours, or in about four hours with a 240-volt outlet (similar to a clothes dryer outlet). Standard features include automatic climate control, alloy wheels, passive entry, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity. OnStar's Mobile Application allows drivers to communicate with their Volt from their smartphones - it uses a real-time data connection to perform tasks such as setting the charge time, displaying charge status, unlocking the doors and remotely starting the vehicle to pre-condition the interior temperature. Safety features include eight airbags, traction control and stability control. The optional Premium Trim Package includes leather seat trim, leather wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats. Front and rear park assist and a rear camera are also available. An audio system with navigation, 30-gigabyte hard drive, Chevrolet MyLink Touch with Bluetooth streaming audio, NavTraffic real-time traffic display and Bose speaker system is optional. For 2013, new Safety Packages include forward collision alert, lane departure warning, front and rear park assist and a rear camera. The roof and liftgate are now body-color. A new EV Hold drive mode allows the driver to switch between extended range (for the highway) and electric-only (running purely on battery, for in the city).

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    Reno, Nv. 89502

    Toll Free:   888-979-3521 Ext: 14118
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