2016 Chevrolet Volt  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#21 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#55 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Chevrolet Volt
The Volt, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 2011, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. The Volt has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. The Volt provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Chevrolet Volt has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.041%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.6%.

We estimate that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0418% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7693%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0418% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7693% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Chevrolet Volt offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 3%.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9554Lexus CT-200hToyota Prius vVolkswagen EosVolvo S60Acura ILXBMW X1BMW 2 SeriesBMW 3 SeriesM.-B. C-ClassChevrolet VoltAudi A4Cadillac ATSComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 54 to 95. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is safer than the 2016 Lexus CT-200h, the 2016 Toyota Prius v, the 2016 Volkswagen Eos, the 2016 Volvo S60, the 2016 Acura ILX, the 2016 BMW X1, and the 2016 Cadillac ATS and less safe than the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2016 BMW 3 Series, and the 2016 BMW 2 Series. It is about as safe as the 2016 Audi A4.

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