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2013 Chevy Volt Overview

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2013 Chevy Volt Overview

2013 Chevy Volt Overview

What’s New for the 2013 Chevy Volt

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt gets a new “Hold” mode, which makes it possible to save all-electric operation for times when it’s most efficient to use an electric-only mode. Also new is a Low Emissions package, which allows the Volt to cruise HOV lanes in California and New York. Other new options include a center rear armrest and forward collision and lane departure warning systems.

2013 Chevy Volt Exterior

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt is a midsize four-door hatchback featuring a long list of standard features. Included on the hybrid plug-in are 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lamps, heated mirrors, keyless ignition/entry, and a remote ignition.

The Volt boasts impressive technology, both in its powertrain and throughout the futuristic vehicle. Its style is bold, yet practical, making it a great choice for anyone looking for an economical vehicle.

2013 Chevy Volt Performance

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt is powered by an electric motor that puts out 149 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. When the battery charge is 70 percent depleted, the Volt’s 1.4-liter four-cylinder internal-combustion engine kicks in to power the electric motor, Depending on the situation, the gasoline engine may also kick in to boost the car’s overall performance. Drivers can choose from Normal, Hold, Sport and Mountain modes depending on terrain and environment in order to maximize the powertrain’s performance and efficiency.

2013 Chevy Volt Efficiency

The EPA estimates the 2013 Volt gets an all-electric range of 38 miles, and the combined engine generator gets an impressive 37 mpg. According to, the Volt can get from 0-60 in 9.2 seconds, relatively fast compared to competitors in the hybrid segment.

2013 Chevy Volt Interior

The Volt’s cabin is as modern and cutting-edge as they come, with touch sensitive controls and a digital display gauge cluster. High-quality materials enhance the car’s attractive and refined interior, which features automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, voice-controlled audio functions, smartphone integration, a sound system with a touchscreen interface, a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB interface.

2013 Chevy Volt Safety

The 2013 Chevrolet Volt comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control, OnStar, front-seat side-impact airbags, front knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Front and rear park assist, a rearview camera, and forward collision and lane departure warning system are all optional safety features.

The Volt received the highest possible overall score of five stars in government crash tests, and the highest rating of “Good” in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crash tests, making this an incredibly reliable and safe car whether you’ll be hitting the town single and ready to mingle, or road-tripping with your family in-tow.