Test Drive The 2014 Chevrolet Volt At John L. Sullivan Chevrolet near the Sacramento Area
People who drive electric cars often experience something called “range anxiety”. Here at John L. Sullivan Chevrolet, while we've heard the expression we've never suffered it. That because we get to drive the Volt. Come on by and test drive the 2014 Chevrolet Volt around the Sacramento Area to see what we're talking about.
The new Chevrolet Volt is an electric car. It can travel 38 miles on battery power alone. But that doesn't limit you to a 38 mile trip followed by hours of recharging because the Volt carries a backup engine. When the battery's low the engine kicks in, running a generator that lets you keep driving. And best of all, the change from electric power to gasoline is almost impossible to detect, unless you're watching the fancy dashboard display.
Perhaps you've seen a few 2014 Chevrolet Volts on the road. It's a good-looking four-door sedan that's well-equipped and fun to drive. Here are some facts and figures.
Introducing the 2014 Chevrolet Volt
The electric motor puts 273 lb-ft of torque through the front wheels. Translated, that engineering gobbledygook means the Volt is satisfyingly quick. Bury the gas pedal, (yes, we still call it that,) and you'll have no trouble merging into freeway traffic. Just watch for the flashing reds and blues!
The Chevrolet Volt is cheap to run. You can recharge the battery from a household electrical outlet for around $1.60, (it's quicker if you use a special 240V charging station,) and if you drive less than 38 miles a day you might never need to buy gas.
When you need to travel further an efficient 1.4 liter gasoline engine runs a generator. According to the EPA, this gives a Combined mileage number of 37mpg. (The engine also helps out the motor when it's under particularly heavy loads, like climbing a long hill.)
Regenerative braking recaptures energy that would otherwise be wasted as heat, using it to top up the battery. That's why the Volt is especially efficient around town. And a special “Hold” mode lets the driver decide when to use electric power and when to use gas.
A well-crafted interior means the Volt isn't just for geeks: it's a high quality sedan with impressive levels of fit and finish.
Trims and Pricing
We can keep this short. A new Chevrolet Volt is priced from $34,185, although a Federal tax credit of $7,500 makes the nett price $26,685. Some attractive lease deals are available too.
There's only one trim, but there are some interesting options. The $1,395 Premium Trim package adds leather upholstery and heated front seats. Enhanced Safety package 1 adds a rear view camera, and Enhanced Safety Package 2 tacks on Front Park Assist, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.
See for yourself At John L. Sullivan Chevrolet
If you're thinking of buying a new Chevrolet Volt, Come down to John L Sullivan Chevrolet near the Sacramento Area and take a look. Don't forget that we also stock Certified used vehicles, so a used Chevrolet Volt might be something to consider. One thing we can promise you is, you'll never suffer from range anxiety.
|Dare to Compare Volt||
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In
5dr HB (Natl)
2014 Nissan LEAF
4dr HB SV
|Manufacturer Pricing Information|
|MSRP + Freight Charge||$34,995||$30,800||$32,850|
| Added Options:
The following listed options have been added to the competitor vehicles to provide the Comparably Equipped Price
|Standard||Gas/Electric I4||Gas/Electric I-4||Electric|
|Drivetrain||Front wheel drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Horsepower @ RPM||149.0||134 @ 5200||107.0|
|Torque @ RPM||273.0||105 @ 4000||187.0|
|Fuel Injection||Electronic Fuel Injection||Sequential MPI||N/A|
|Overall Width (in.)||70.4||68.7||69.7|
|Overall Height (in.)||56.64||58.7||61.0|
|Front Head Room (in.)||37.8||38.6||41.2|
|Daytime Running Lamps|
|Remote Keyless Start|
|Power Door Locks|
|Power Driver Side Mirror|
|Passenger Airbag Sensor|
|Thorax Side Impact|
|Head Curtain Side Impact|
|Vehicle Anti-Theft System|
|Tire Pressure Monitor|
|Traction Control System|
|Electronic Stability Control System|
|EPA Est Fuel Economy City||35.0||51.0||N/A|
|EPA Est Fuel Economy Hwy||40.0||49.0||N/A|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||9.3||10.6||N/A|
|Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty (Miles)||36,000||36,000||36,000|
|Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty (Years)||3||3||3|
|Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty (Miles)||100,000||60,000||60,000|
|Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty (Years)||5||5||5|
|Roadside Assistance program (Miles)||100,000||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Roadside Assistance program (Years)||5||3||3|
|Maintenance Warranty (Years)||2||2|