I took delivery of my 2017 Volt a couple of days ago, equipped with adaptive cruise control. My dealer told me it's only one of 3 within a 250 mile radius that has ACC (I guess dealers can search for new vehicles by option). I really love the ACC - I tend to set the cruise at 78 - I now catch myself going slower in traffic at around 70 with ACC (it's on cruise and the pace and gap is comfortable) until I realize I just need to get over to the passing lane and it will resume to 78 again.
I'm very pleased. I've kept my 2011 that has 144,012 miles (52,016 in charge depleting mode). The 2011 is running great, so it's worth more to me than it would be on the market. I plan to use the 2011 mostly around town on short (electric) commutes and reserve the 2017 for the long trips (it started making me a bit nervous being far from home on a car with 144k miles, although it hasn't been warranted), or at least we'll use it as the second car instead of the GMC Yukon Denali XL, saving a bit of gas. Then my wife is saying the 2017 is her car (we'll share)
Everything seems to be improved in Volt 2.0 except the few things below that I'll be picky about:
- One of the first things I did when I got home was to attempt to program the built-in garage door opener. Looking in the owner's manual and not finding it, I realized the 2017 doesn't have a built in garage door opener. OK, I guess that feature must not have been used often and/or folks were technilogically challenged about how to program it. I have the 2 previously unused remotes - it just seems so retro having the opener clipped to the visor.
- Along similar lines, there is no slot for a CD / DVD as in my 2011. OK, it doesn't have a cassette slot, 8 track player, etc. (I remember a Chrysler from 50's or early 60's where they actually had a vinyl record turntable installed, which didn't do well at all over bumps.)
- No USB or power ports inside the center console, where I could leave my devices out of site. I connect my phone with Android Auto and an iPod to the USB ports, but the tangled cords are a bit unsightly. I like the inductive charge slot for my cellphone, but my cell phone is just a bit too tall for the console to latch (if it doesn't fit, don't force it!)
- No storage bin in the top center of the IP. OK, it's small and not used often in the 2011, but it's a convenient place to leave stuff out of the way but where I know where it is.
I love the new Volt and I'm looking forward to 150,000+ miles on this one.
Here's the link to the picture - I never did get the hang of adding inline images or uploading files over 90 kb in size: