The Fast Lane Car Reviews 2016 Chevrolet Volt In The Snow – Video


2016 Chevy Volt interior

2016 Chevy Volt interior

The 2016 Chevy Volt performs surprisingly well in 2-4 inches of snow, according to this video review by The Fast Lane Car.

The new model impressed with its upgraded interior, components and electronics, along with the ability to now accommodate five passengers. However, as often noted, the middle rear space for the additional passenger is very tight.

The car weighs less than the previous model and has 53 miles of electric range, with 420 miles of total range. It runs 0-60 in 8.3 seconds and speed is limited to 98 MPH.

MSRP rings in around $33,000 before the $7,500 rebate.

Video description:

“2016 Chevy Volt – The new Chevrolet Volt displays an all-new sleek exterior design, weighs less, is 12 percent more efficient and provides more range (53 miles EV city and 420 miles with combined EV and gas engine based on a full charge and full 8.9 gallon gas tank). Top speed is electronically limited to 98 mph, and the Volt is capable of zipping from 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds, and the Volt now accommodates 5 passengers, with available heated seats.”

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We took our 2014 on a ski weekend to West Virginia and it easily climbed snowy hills that our friends Accord just couldn’t make it up. It is a great car in the snow (and at -2°F it is nice to have the range extender/heater). Wish they made a 4wheel drive version with a little more cargo space and slightly better clearance. That would be the perfect vehicle.

Where do you suggest they put they put the rear wheel drive unit? And increase cargo space?

Increasing ground clearance decreases Cd, lowers fuel efficiency and lowers range.

Like everyone else I hope GM offers a Volt CUV with optional AWD for on road performance not 4×4 for off road performance(because almost no one would would seriously take a Volt CUV off roading) for those that need/want that but leaves the Volt alone.

Second on the ground clearance. my 2016 scrapes every time I back into any driveway even a flat one. I’m less concerned about dropping a few highway miles off the electric range.

I noticed on ice the Volt is awesome. The traction control works better with electric drives. On a gas car the traction control disable cylinders and I imagine is not precise. An electric car will correct instantly with traction control.

However, for both gas cars and for Tesla, side-to-side traction control (torque vectoring) still uses brakes and/or the differential.

Man, I wish they still offered the blue exterior with the two-tone interior! (note: they have canned that combo for 2016).

Surprising to who? I’ve been driving a converted Suzuki Swift in snow for 7 winters now with no issues, including out our ~0.1 mile gravel driveway with 18″ of snow on it. This year as I headed down an ~.7 mile long hill on roads of ice and slick packed snow I was wondering if I would be able to stop at the stop sign at the bottom. Stopped using only regenerative braking as usual, no problem.