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Chevrolet Volt MPG

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90 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2017 2017 4dr Hatch 149-hp Plug-in Hybrid CVT FWD 90.49
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With the 149-horsepower Plug-in Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt has been averaging 90.49 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2017 Chevrolet Volts in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 94 miles per hour (about 51.8 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (13.2 percent), in the city (10.7 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2017 Chevrolet Volt in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2014 2014 4dr Hatch 149-hp Plug-in Hybrid CVT FWD 46.69
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2012 2012 4dr Hatch 149-hp Plug-in Hybrid CVT FWD 57.01
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 From the start, the primary reason to buy either the Chevrolet Volt or the Toyota Prius has been energy efficiency. Which is more efficient depends on how many miles you tend to drive each day. The Volt is a car like no other. It can travel much farther and accelerate much more quickly on electricity alone than other plug-in hybrids. Consequently, it usually operates like a fully electric vehicle (EV). Other plug-in hybrids must rely much more often on their gasoline engines. While the Volt can't travel nearly as far on electricity alone as pure EVs, they don't have a gas engine as a backup. As long as there's a fossil fuel dispensary around you never have to worry about running out of juice in the Volt. How much farther can the new Volt travel on a full charge? GM's engineers enlarged and improved the battery pack, increased the efficiency of the electric motor and transmission, and reduced the car's weight by a massive 240 pounds. These changes increased the car's battery-powered range in the EPA's test from 38 to 53 miles. The 2012-2015 Prius Plug-in Hybrid had a range of only 11 miles even with the gas engine assisting with acceleration. (The upcoming Prius Prime should do better, but will likely still have much less battery-powered range and performance than the Volt.) As in all EVs and plug-ins, though, cold weather or heavy A/C use will significantly reduce the Volt's range. If your drives are rarely long enough to run the Volt's battery down, and you live in an area where the price of electricity is at or below the national average (or discounted at night), the Volt will cost less to operate than the Prius. Be aware that the price of electricity varies far more than the price of gasoline depending on where you live. Also, with gas prices down and the Prius's fuel efficiency up, the advantage of running on electricity isn't as large as it used to be. If your electricity is expensive, the Prius will actually cost less to drive. But will gas prices remain low? If you do need to run the new Volt on gasoline, then it manages very good but not amazing fuel economy, 42 mpg combined in the EPA's tests (up from the 2011-2015's 37 mpg). The Prius Eco scored 56 mpg, and in my driving easily exceeded this number. If your focus is on the environment rather than the cost of fuel, the Volt at least potentially uses cleaner energy (depending on the source of your electricity). Fully charging the Volt via a standard household outlet can take up to 13 hours. If you regularly drive more than 25 miles per day you'll probably want to get a 240-volt charger, which reduces the charge time to about four hours. see full Chevrolet Volt review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2017 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Plug-in Hybrid
CVT FWD
I bought the Volt because it meets my stringent requirements: It must run on electric only until the battery depletes, but it must also allow me to drive the 300 miles round trip to pick up my wine in Central Washington without requiring a wait to recharge. If I drive less than 55 miles per day, I can use zero gas, which happens 80% of my drives. Just shy of 5000 miles now, and I've used 20 gallons of gas and just over $100 of electricity. It's not so much the lower fuel expense for me (but it's nice to have), it's more the reduction of emissions especially in the water-power Pacific Northwest region. see full Chevrolet Volt review
2014 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
CVT FWD
So far have driven in the winter when you get the poorest mileage on the electric motor. I have 3100 km. on the car and lifetime gas consumption is 2.6 Liters per 100km. I dont think there is another car out there that can do this well and it will get even better in the Volt as the weather warms up from the minus 12 degree weather we have had all of Jan and Feb. I LOVE NOT HAVING TO FILL UP AT THE PUMPS AND STILL HAVE NO RANGE ANXIETY. I previously have owned two Prius and the Volt is way ahead in so many ways. see full Chevrolet Volt review
2014 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
CVT FWD
Many of us Volt owners think Chevy is under-advertising the features of the car. Our usage in three months is 3100 miles. Our tabulated mileage for gasoline is 88 MPG, or somewhere around 7 gallons a month. The largest percentage use is on the home charged 220 volt system which loads 11 kWh into the battery. Depending on outside temperature, this gives between 34 to 38 miles of electric driving, and as spring comes, it will be into the low 40's. An electric charge at the8c rate costs about a dollar. We bought a Clipper Creek 220 Volt charger... it does the task in 4 hours, and it is portable. You can charge on 110volts too, andthat takes 10 hours. You have the choice of how to use the drive system: All electric first, then gas. Or gas first, then electric. And two combined modes. In cold weather we start out with a plugged-in preheat, then go Gas Only to warm it fully, especially if the planned trip will be requiring some gas use because of the distance. For short trips, we use battery power to warm the cabin and seats. Our shopping is a 38 mile trip with a 500 foot elevation change. We do that trip so the total gas usage is 2/10ths of a gallon, sometimes 3/10ths. Our Church trips make up a large portion of the driving miles, and they are always all electric for the 22 mile trip. One thing this does is give a "good feeling" about running an errand.... it is esentally costless. GM Onstar keeps track of all energy use. But I also keep a book log. Some folks don't realize that you coulddrive this car all across the country on gas, and get 37 MPG. see full Chevrolet Volt review
2013 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
CVT FWD
The reason you should buy a Volt is all about the fuel cost. In my case I'm averaged close to ~100 mpg (It would have been higher but for a recent 200 mile round trip to Ikea). Granted that mpg is excluding the electricity costs which in my case this car is costing ~ +$30/month increase in my electric bill so after 3 months of ownership (leased October 2012) I've used ~30 gallons of fuel (average cost $3.40 /gal) and driven 3200 miles which is ~ 6.2 cents/mile. Comparing this it a compact (Ford Focus) averaging 30 mpg with regular gas ~ $3.1 would have averaged 10 cents/mile. see full Chevrolet Volt review
2012 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
CVT FWD
Our lifetime average is 167 mpg after 15,000 miles! see full Chevrolet Volt review
2012 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
CVT FWD
I've had the Volt for 9 months and 13,000 miles. I drive it exactly like I would any of my other cars. It putts around town on errands, it goes hundreds of miles for various trips and everything in-between. Life-to-date gas mileage is 75.3--higher than I expected. see full Chevrolet Volt review
2012 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
CVT FWD
Obvious. see full Chevrolet Volt review
Chevrolet Volt Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
CVT FWD
Although the electric range on this car fits most of my needs the fuel economy when the battery is empty is poor. Typically this car will get ~35 mpg (on highway) in premium gulping engine only mode - much lower than other hybrids and worse than many compact cars costing half as much. Therefore if you regularly traveling much beyond the battery only range (say >45 miles) you'd be better served with traditional hybrid. see full Chevrolet Volt review
2012 4dr Hatch 149-horsepower Electric + Gas
CVT FWD
It's an electric car with a gas generator.. The electric range in the summer is amazing getting close to 30mi on full quiet comfort electric.. The winter MPG is horrible.. The design required the gas engine in cold weather to run the heat, it also required it to keep the batteries warm.. as a result combining the cost of electric and gas made my average around 6.8mpg in the harsh snow belt winters. see full Chevrolet Volt review
 

Chevrolet Volt Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Chevrolet Volt's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.