The 2017 Chevrolet Volt is raking in the awards left and right. Its most recent accolade was a spot on the prestigious Wards 10 Best Engines list. This is the third time that the Volt has earned a spot on this list, and the second year in a row it has done so.
“The Chevy Volt propulsion system wins a spot on the Wards 10 Best Engines list for the second year in a row for three reasons,” said WardsAuto Senior Content Director Drew Winter. “It has a torquey, fun-to-drive personality. It offers impressive electric-only range of 53 miles, and efficient gasoline-powered range whenever you need it for anxiety-free driving. That is flexibility unequaled in the automotive world.”
The Volt currently uses a two-motor drive unit that produces 294 lb-ft of torque. This unit is paired with an 18.4kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 1.5-liter gasoline Ecotec engine that helps extend range. With this system, the Volt manages to get an impressive 106 MPGe. It has 53 miles of all-electric range and 420 miles of total driving range.
Since the Volt entered the market, drivers of this model have driven an estimated 1.5 billion EV miles, helping save about 58 million gallons of gas. Along with this award-winning powertrain, the Volt also comes standard with Teen Driver Technology, which helps monitor teen drivers’ driving habits, and has available Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Automatic Braking.
To learn more about the 2017 Chevrolet Volt and its award-winning powertrain, stop in to Dan Young GM for a test drive.