Sweet! I may have groused a lot about the quality problems of my 2016 Volt (and indeed there is NO EXCUSE for what I had to deal with), but I'm still a big fan of the engineering marvel that is the Gen 2 Volt. Production is one thing, engineering is another. My Volt, with its quality problems fixed at last, has driving characteristics so unique and incredible that I'll never drive a non-electric drive train again.
While glad for the good "blurb" on the vehicle, they confusingly represent it. #1--it's an EREV (or PHEV, if you insist on being slightly inaccurate); #2 the 53/45 MPGe is completely unhelpful--I think they were saying 53 EV miles, 45 combined MPG?? I'm not really sure. It makes it appear like that the A-3 e-tron is MORE efficient. NOT!
This is the problem with Volt marketing -- it doesn't fit into any "box" and to the untrained/unwary eye, it always appears like it is NOT as efficient as it is. Cars.com and Autotrader always just list the "MPG" (on gas) of the Volt. For someone who knows nothing, they would think a regular prius is a more efficient vehicle because it has higher mpg ON GAS.
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