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MT Compares All the Eco-cars

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I must be a micro human being, because I find all 4 seats in my Gen 2 pretty comfortable and think the vehicle has pretty non-intrustive packaging considering the big battery. I've had 4 full-sized adults in my car many times and other than one friend, nobody ever said anything contrary. Most actually raved about the rear seats comfort (very much like an 80s BMW 6 series!).

Some of the graphs/charts don't make sense either. Interesting to see the luggage comparison though...I knew had run some numbers in the past and couldn't understand the massive difference in reported volumes between the Prius and Volt.
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I will totally agree that the rear of the Volt is tight on headroom. If you're 5'11 or 6', you're probably touching your head. In that case, the Volt is not ideal. But assuming that isn't the case, the seats and legroom are awesome...more comfortable than the back seat of my previous Volvo S60R. It's rare I have a group of folks with two or more 6 footers, so it's never been an issue for me.
I remember when they did their "real MPG" test on the Volt. They got realllly bad numbers on gas. I'm not sure what they did (because they got incredible mileage in the Prius), but it certainly hasn't matched my own experience in the car. And this is my first hybrid/plug-in, so I'm not some seasoned vet.
And there is the problem... you said "all four seats"... the 2nd gen volt is a FIVE seat car.

More like a 4 seat car with 5 seatbelts haha. My wording was intentional. I like my friends and family too much to put them in "seat" 5. Seats 3 and 4 are just fine, however.
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