2018 Chevrolet Volt vs. Its Competition

2018 Chevrolet Volt
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

With its 53-mile range, the Chevrolet Volt remains tops among plug-in extended-range electrics.

Shoppers are likely to also take a look at the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime, the latter of which offers up less electric-only range—albeit with a "look at me" shape that may appeal to style-conscious eco-drivers.

The Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid and Ford Fusion Energi take a more conventional approach than the Volt.

They're not as high-tech, but they also perform normal car duties just a little better thanks to their roomier interiors and larger trunks, not to mention shapes that don't stand out from the crowd at all.

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Quick Specs
7.5
The 2018 Chevrolet Volt is an accomplished and refined extended-range electric car that makes an ideal everyday commuter.
7.2
The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV remains the only affordable, available electric car that offers more than 200 miles of range.
6.2
The 2018 Toyota Prius wins our minds with its fuel-efficiency and low running costs. Our hearts are a different story.
MSRP From  
$33,220$36,620$23,475
Gas Mileage  
43 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy54 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas/Electric I4ElectricGas/Electric I-4
EPA Class  
Compact Cars- TBD -Mid-Size Cars
Style Name  
5-Door HB LT5-Door HB LTOne (GS)
Drivetrain  
Front wheel driveFront wheel driveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
44N/A
Body Style  
HatchbackHatchbackHatchback
Transmission  
AutomaticNACVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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