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Carried over for 2014, the Chevrolet Volt is equipped with an EV Hold drive mode that enables a switch between electric and extended range modes. The Volt is powered by a combination of a 115kW electric motor, 16kWh lithium-ion battery and 1.4-liter gasoline engine producing 149 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. Fuel mileage is an impressive 101 mpg city and 93 mpg highway, and a full charge yields 40 miles. Features include a rearview camera, push button start, OnStar Remote Link, standard USB port, turbo-by-turn navigation system, premium sound system, automatic climate control, and hands-free phone capabilities. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, stability control system, traction control system (TCS), forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and automatic crash response. The Volt is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

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After several notable mechanical upgrades in 2013, the Volt remains unchanged for 2014 save one very noticeable feature: a $5,000 price cut, making the Volt more affordable than it's ever been.

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The latest in plug-in hybrid technology provides extreme fuel economy with few compromises in performance or features.

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The Chevy Volt is the first mass-produced, purpose-built, "extended-range electric" vehicle from a major manufacturer. The Volt is an electric car, so its batteries can be charged when it is plugged into an outlet, but the Volt also carries a small gasoline-powered engine on board to charge the batteries, should a longer range be required. The Volt was intended to include all the modern safety and convenience features expected from a 4-seat hatchback, and as a result, the MSRP of the Volt seems steep at $34,995. However, some estimates have placed the cost-per-mile at only two cents. Volt buyers may be able to take advantage of federal and state tax credits as well, making this revolutionary car more affordable than its base price suggests.


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