2019 Chevrolet Volt  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#40 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#89 of all 2019 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Chevrolet Volt
The Volt, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 2011, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Chevrolet Volt is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Chevrolet Volt is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Chevrolet Volt offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9369Buick LaCrosseVolkswagen GTIToyota Prius PrimeChevrolet VoltINFINITI Q50Lexus UXBMW 2 SeriesVolvo S60Alfa Romeo GiuliaAudi A4Audi A3V. Golf AlltrackComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Chevrolet Volt with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 93. The 2019 Chevrolet Volt is safer than the 2019 Buick LaCrosse and less safe than the 2019 Audi A3, the 2019 Audi A4, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia, the 2019 Volvo S60, and the 2019 BMW 2 Series. It is about as safe as the 2019 Volkswagen GTI, the 2019 Toyota Prius Prime, the 2019 INFINITI Q50, and the 2019 Lexus UX.

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