2017 Chevrolet Volt  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#25 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#64 of all 2017 vehicles


The Volt, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 2011, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. The Volt provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 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 0.036%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.2%.

We estimate that the 2017 Chevrolet Volt has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0419% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7843%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0419% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7843% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Chevrolet Volt offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9554Lexus CT-200hToyota Prius vAcura ILXVolvo V60Volvo S60Cadillac ATSBMW 2 SeriesM.-B. C-ClassBMW 3 SeriesAudi A4Chevrolet VoltToyota Prius PrimeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Chevrolet Volt with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 54 to 95. The 2017 Chevrolet Volt is safer than the 2017 Lexus CT-200h, the 2017 Toyota Prius v, the 2017 Acura ILX, the 2017 Volvo V60, the 2017 Volvo S60, and the 2017 Cadillac ATS and less safe than the 2017 Audi A4, the 2017 BMW 3 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2017 BMW 2 Series. It is about as safe as the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime.

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