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2014 Chevrolet Volt

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  2014 Chevrolet Volt 2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013
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Invoice $32,817 $26,986
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Bottom Line The 2014 Chevrolet Volt is one of the best plug-in vehicles on the market, and it costs $5,000 less than it did last year. Read Full Review The 2013 is the greenest car you can buy--if you can live with between 70 and 100 miles of driving range on a full battery charge. Read Full Review
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  • Electric drive without range anxiety
  • Good roadholding, silent running
  • GM's most modern interior design
  • Absolutely a "real car"
  • Price cut makes it a better value


  • Slab-sided styling awkward in places
  • Federal incentive only on tax return
  • Recommends premium gasoline
  • Fuel efficiency "only" 37 mpg
  • Chevy marketing misses the mark


  • World's highest-volume battery electric car
  • Striking, futuristic styling
  • Smooth, quiet electric motor
  • Can seat five (unlike the Volt)
  • Lavish financial incentives


  • Real-world range of 50 to 80 miles
  • Numb, appliance-like steering and handling
  • Knees-up seating in rear seat
  • Styling is remarkably polarizing
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