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High Liftover Height - 2016 Chevrolet Volt

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited December 2015 in Chevrolet

imageHigh Liftover Height - 2016 Chevrolet Volt

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt has a hatchback cargo area but its high liftover height may limit its functionality somewhat.

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Comments

  • I blame crash test regs for that kind of high liftover.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Bet it's the battery pack's fault.
  • ek900ek900 Posts: 39
    I never get people who insist hatchbacks have much more room than sedans. It actually tends to be the opposite UNLESS you fold down the seats. I own a GTI...if I owned a comparable Jetta model, I'd have at least twice as much cargo space with the seats up and someone in the backseat. Not saying I hate hatchbacks (I like them)...but the statement that they have way more room...most of the time...is flawed.
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,090
    stever said:

    Bet it's the battery pack's fault.

    Doubt that, the battery pack runs down the center of the vehicle.

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Ergo that "high" transmission hump that drives us minivan fans nuts when we look at other non-FWD vehicles.
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,090
    Yeah, that's where the battery pack is. It makes the floor line look like its a rear wheel drive.
  • lmbvettelmbvette South FloridaPosts: 93
    The battery pack ends just behind the rear seats. The high lift over is a product of the styling. If the opening was flush with the floor the bumper would be several inches lower and probably ruin the design.
    Don't worry about what other people think. Drive what makes you happy.
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