Chevy Volt Tops Consumer Reports Survey, Again
For the second year in a row, the Chevy Volt hybrid-electric car has topped the Consumer Reports’ owner satisfaction survey. Of Volt owners who were a part of the report, a full 92 percent said they would definitely purchase the car again, which is within one percentage point of last year’s results. The magazine’s auto editor pointed out that drivers want fuel-efficient cars, and with so many hybrids and electric vehicles coming to market, the trend is well in place.
Chevy Volt: Video
In the clip below, which highlights many of the newest GM connectivity features for cars, we are taken through a series of functions, which include live traffic feeds, game apps, and home-car systems. The engineer, who also narrates the fascinating footage, points out that GM is careful to adhere to distracted-driver standards, which are a set of industry guidelines that spell out where technology ends and attention-diversion begins. In any case, the Chevy Volt is one of the so-called ‘rolling research labs’ for such technology, and GM has wasted no time in funneling the most cutting-edge gadgetry into the Volt. That is one of many reasons that the Chevy Volt continues to score so high on consumer satisfaction surveys.
The Chevy Volt, with its under-$40,000 sticker, pre-rebates and tax incentives, has built up a dedicated group of followers, many of whom compete in lighthearted online discussion groups to see who can use the fewest gallons of fuel per year. As current Volt technology stands, the popular hybrid can cover 40 miles in electric mode. Other entrants who finished near the top of the Consumer Reports survey included the Nissan Leaf EV, Toyota’s Camry hybrid, the Toyota Prius, and the Prius C.
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