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Determining trim level?

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Hi all,

I'm looking at buying a used Volt. I know in some of my other car-shopping adventures, I've found cars that are mis-listed, where the trim level is wrong.

What is the best way to definitively determine what trim level a Volt is by looking at pictures or particular listed options?
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I'm actually interested in the Driver Confidence II package as well - How can I tell if that's installed?
Great info, thanks! What about Gen 1? (I haven't decided whether I really need Gen 2 yet)

Also, what about Premium vs. LT, any way to determine that?

Any Gen 2 Volt with Driver Confidence Package 2 (DC2) will also have Driver Confidence Package (sometimes referred to as DC1) installed.

There are two ways to tell if a Gen 2 Volt has DC2: The lane keep assist (LKA) has a button on the left side of the steering wheel, when activated (LKA only operates at speeds at or above 35 MPH) the Driver Information Console will display lane borders in green with a vehicle graphic in the center. If the vehicle strays out of lane the lane borders will change from green to orange, the Volt will gently steer the vehicle back into the lane..

The Intellibeam Auto High Beams are controlled by a button on the turn signal stalk. If there is no button on the stalk then this option is not installed.

If a Gen 2 Volt has Adaptive Cruise Control it will also have DC1, DC2 installed. You can tell if a Gen 2 Volt has ACC by looking closely at the front bumper. In a non-ACC Volt the lower bumper insert trim has a faux chrome finish. In a Volt with ACC the lower bumper insert trim is a light brown or beige colored plastic instead of chrome so as not to interfere with the radar signal. You won't find ACC on any of the 2016 model year Volt vehicles. ACC first became available in the May/June 2016 time frame on the 2017 Volt Premier.
Great info everyone, thank you! :)
Is the backup camera visible? I looked up the manual to see where it's located (just above the license plate, according to that) but I haven't yet seen a picture where I can see the camera, even on listings that say they have it.
What do I need to be able to communicate with the car via one of the mobile apps? Was that there in 2015, or would a Gen 2 be required? What about a subscription?
You mean for unlocking doors and seeing if it's done charging? Any Volt, a smartphone, an active OnStar subscription and a little luck. Because that whole system is... er.... "rich, and promotes growth". Yes...
Excellent. Thanks! I see you're pretty close to me. Maybe I'll see you on the road! Currently driving an i3, but replacing it with a Volt in the next week.
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