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2012 Chevrolet Volt

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  2012 Chevrolet Volt 5dr HB Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Tesla Model S prototype
MSRP
$39,145
$57,400
Invoice $37,579 N/A
MPG
City/Highway
35/40 N/A
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 Chevrolet Volt is the plug-in electric car you drive as far as you want--if you can find one to buy. Read Full Review The 2012 Tesla Model S sedan turns out to be a much better car than most expected; it just might meld sport-sedan driving, interior space, and comfort with zero-emission running in one revolutionary package. Read Full Review
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Dislikes

Likes:

  • An electric car sans range anxiety
  • Feels like a regular car behind the wheel
  • Comfortable, stylish interior
  • Smooth ride, great acceleration
  • Long warranty on the electric gear

Dislikes:

  • Exterior styling not to everyone's taste
  • Costly, even after various incentives
  • Takes premium fuel
  • Open road mileage is "only" 37 mpg
  • Chevy marketing waffles on electric virtues

Likes:

  • Elegant design
  • Spacious interior, cargo capacity
  • Versatile hatchback design
  • Zero tailpipe emissions
  • Choice of 3 different ranges

Dislikes:

  • Uncertain future of Tesla
  • Most controls via touchscreen display
  • Dubious 7-passenger claim
  • No crash-safety ratings
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