Shopping for an affordable but reliable used car? The 2012 Chevrolet Volt has been named as one of the best used cars under $10,000 by US News. It even ranks 3rd in compact cars. The Chevy Volt earns high marks for performance, safety, and cost of ownership with a price that won’t break your budget. Here’s why the 2012 Chevrolet Volt should be on your list when you visit a used car dealer in Lockport.
Affordable Hybrid that Gets Great Gas Mileage
The 2012 Volt features a 4-cylinder gas engine and 2 electric motors. It can drive up to 40 miles per charge with a 94 mpg-equivalent in electric mode. When running on its gas engine, the Volt gets 35/40 mpg city/highway. You’ll notice it has sportier handling than many of its hybrid rivals with good acceleration — a rarity with hybrid cars. The Volt can hit 60 mph in just 8.8 seconds on electric or 8.7 seconds with its gas engine, pushing it ahead of the popular Toyota Prius.
Your budget goes farther with the Volt. The cabin features premium materials, a trendy style, and a two-tone dash. Standard features include remote start, satellite radio, Bluetooth technology, a USB port, and a 7″ touchscreen display. Available upgrades include leather upholstery with heated seats, a rearview camera, and navigation.
When the Volt made its debut in 2011, it was one of the very first plug-in electric hybrid cars available and received Motor Trend’s Car of the Year Award. The 2012 model doesn’t make many changes to its award-winning design aside from now-standard upgrades.
Before you visit a used car dealer in Lockport, it may help to prepare a list of used cars you’re interested in. As you can see, the 2012 Chevy Volt definitely deserves your attention with a budget under $10k. Stop by Hawk Chevrolet of Joliet. Follow us on twitter.