2014 Chevrolet Volt Interior
Back in 2011, shortly after the Chevrolet Volt debuted, Motor Trend magazine declared it the "2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year."
Several years have now passed since that declaration, so Motor Trend decided to take another look at the Chevy Volt to see how it fares against the competition today.
The verdict? Summed up precisely in the last graph of Motor Trend's rather lengthy 2014 Volt review:
"So, the Chevrolet Volt is safe and boasts a class-leading 38-mile EV range no one in the price segment has matched. While the extended-range plug-in hybrid technology is still in its first generation, the 2014 and 2015 Chevrolet Volt are best suited for a tech nut or environmentally focused driver living in a two-car household. Use your significant other's larger, five-passenger vehicle when you need to carry around another two or three people in comfort, but take the Volt when it's just you and another person. The Volt is just as relevant as it was when it became our 2011 car of the year, so if you can stand the four-passenger layout and drive about 30-40 miles a day, consider the Chevrolet as we approach the debut of the new-for-2016 second-generation model."