2016 Chevrolet Volt vs 2016 Ford C-Max Energi

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt
2016 Ford C-Max Energi

2016 Ford C-Max Energi

 

2016 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Innovative hybrid electric vehicles like the 2016 Chevrolet Volt and the 2016 Ford C-Max Energi are a great way to lower your carbon footprint, save money on gas, and feel better about your impact on the environment. Both vehicles are remarkably efficient plug-in hybrids, but you want to buy the one that’s right for your needs, so read on to find out how they compare! Then, you can make your way to Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville to see the latest iteration of the Volt in person.

Powertrain, Fuel, and Efficiency

The 2016 Ford C-Max Energi and the 2016 Chevrolet Volt are both plug-in electric vehicles. There’s a fundamental difference between these two models, however, with the C-Max Energi working as a hybrid and the Volt as a range-extended electric vehicle. The differences in performance are minimal, but it’s worth noting that the Volt’s engine only works to recharge the battery pack, while the C-Max uses gas and electric power to drive the wheels.

Let’s take a closer look at how these two innovative powertrains perform.

  • C-Max Energi: With its 19-mile all electric range, you can perform some errands before the battery depletes and the gas engine kicks on. The 2.5-hour recharge time for the battery is relatively quick. The C-Max Energi is rated at 40 mpg city and36 mpg highway, according to the EPA when running in hybrid mode.

  • Chevrolet Volt: The Volt has considerably more electric range than the Energi with up to 53 miles on a single charge, according to EPA estimates. The Volt can be recharged in as little as 4.5 hours. The Volt also returns up to 43 mpg city and 43 mpg highway when using gasoline, or up to 102 mpg equivalent in gas electric mode.

It’s easy to see that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is far more efficient and capable of performing more of your daily driving on electricity alone. Believe it or not, the Volt can sprint to 60 mph in only 7.1 seconds, while the C-Max Energi is slightly slower at 7.8 seconds.

Get the 2016 Chevrolet Volt at Mike Anderson Chevrolet in Merrillville

You can find the 2016 Chevrolet Volt at Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville. We’re your local Gary and Highland-area Chevrolet dealer, so find out more about the Volt at our dealership or contact us online for more information.