Chevrolet has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Volt has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS1. Whether you're facing a long commute or you stay closer to home, fuel economy is key, even (or especially) when you're driving an electric car.
The editors at Kelley Blue Book know the 2017 Chevrolet Volt has you covered: they've named it to their list of the most fuel efficient EVs, so you know your gas money will take you where you want to go2.
Every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 1 more MPGs between the 2017 Chevrolet Volt3 and the 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid4 in the city and the 4 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings. 2017 Chevrolet VoltFoo2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid433epa estimated city mpg424423epa estimated highway mpg384
Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2017 Chevrolet Volt3, with 2 more horses in braking power per ton than 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid4, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades. The 2017 Chevrolet Volt's3 increased torque - 2943 lb.-ft. vs. 1764 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride. 2017 Chevrolet VoltFoo2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid1053braking power per ton10342943torque1764
If you're driving a 2017 Chevrolet Volt5, and stray from your lane, no worries: the optional Lane Departure Warning System will give you an audio alert, possibly helping avert an accident. If you're driving a 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid, this extra layer of safety isn't even an option. The 2017 Chevrolet Volt3 offers side airbag protection to its rear passengers standard, but that same level of safety isn't even an option on the 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid. 2017 Chevrolet VoltFoo2017 Ford C-Max Hybridoptional5lane departure warning system-standard3rear side airbag-
The 2017 Chevrolet Volt's3 slightly smaller turn radius means more agile maneuvering and easier parking. Even an increase of just an inch or two in wheel base can mean more stability, and the 2017 Chevrolet Volt3 has 2 more of those stability-increasing inches. 2017 Chevrolet VoltFoo2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid363turning circle3841063wheelbase1044