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2019 Chevrolet Volt LT FWD
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2019 Chevrolet Volt
CarGurus Instant Market Value
18 listings nationwide


2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
1 listings nationwide


Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Chevrolet Volt
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Chevrolet Volt was the original plug-in hybrid, proving that the technology could be adapted to a mass-market family vehicle. Many other plug-in hybrids have hit the market since— ...

2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The BMW i3 comprises both electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (EV and PHEV) variants. For 2020, it gets a new special edition. Both base and i3s grades return for 2020. Stand...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Chevrolet Volt
GuruKY3Y9 writes:
Extremely pleased with Clarity Plug-in. With incentives purchased for less than $19,000! Full function practic...
Power Ranked 2019 Honda Clarity Hybrid Plug-In FWD worse.
"Size and weight is less w/volt"
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Honda Clarity Hybrid Plug-In FWD better.
"Real people can ride comfortably in rear seats, and a dedicated large trunk. No compromise....a first!"
2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
No User Reviews


2019 Chevrolet Volt
2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD
Powertrain 1-Speed Dual Clutch 1-Speed Dual Clutch
Fuel Economy, City
43 MPG
124 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
42 MPG
102 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 8.9 gal --
Fuel Type
4 cylinders
1,500 cc
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 40.5 in
Back Legroom 34.7 in 31.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 10.6 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 814 lbs
Length 180.4 in 158.3 in
Width 71.2 in 80.3 in
Height 56.4 in 62.9 in
Wheelbase 106.1 in 101.2 in

Available Options

2019 Chevrolet Volt

Exterior Colors

  • Cajun Red Tintcoat
  • Green Mist Metallic
  • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
  • Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • LPO, Ambient Lighting, Includes Illuminated Footwell and Cup Holders
  • LPO, Charge Cord, Portable, 120-Volt, Additional
  • Audio System Feature, Bose Premium Speakers
  • Charging Module, 7.2 KW High-Voltage
  • LPO, 17" (43.2 CM) Split 5-Spoke Aluminum Wheels, Ultra-Bright Machined Finish With Painted Gloss Black Pockets
  • LPO, Blackout Package
  • LT Driver Confidence Package
  • Power Convenience Package
2020 BMW i3
120 Ah RWD

Exterior Colors

  • CAPPARIS White W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent
  • Fluid Black W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent
  • Imperial Blue Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • JUCARO Beige Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Melbourne Red Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Mineral Gray Metallic W/BMW I Frozen Blue Accent

Option Packages

  • Harman/Kardon Premium Sound System
  • GIGA World
  • Mega World
  • Technology + Driving Assistant Package
  • Tera World
  • Wireless Charging
  • Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" X 5.0" Front & 20" X 5.5" Rear BMW I

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