Innovation: Quality & Safety
Volt, Camaro Lead Chevrolet in Dependability Study
Wed, Feb 12 2014
DETROIT – One averages 900 miles between fill-ups; the other has outsold its closest sports car rival for four years. J.D. Power ranked the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle the industry’s most dependable Compact Car and the Chevrolet Camaro the most dependable Midsize Sporty Car.
The 2014 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of 3-year-old, or 2011 model year, vehicles.
The Volt ranked highest in its segment during its first year of eligibility. The Camaro, which went on the market in 2009 as a 2010 model, topped its segment for the second straight year. It, too, ranked highest in its segment last year – the first year it was eligible. This year the Camaro lineup expands with a 505-horsepower Z/28, the fastest Camaro ever on the track.
“The Volt has redefined how Chevrolet’s electrification technology is helping our customers save fuel and reduce emissions without compromising style, comfort and performance,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “The Camaro continues to bring new buyers to Chevrolet, and we expect the introduction of the Z/28 will further heighten enthusiasm for America’s favorite sports car.
“Receiving coveted dependability rankings on two launch-year vehicles demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with first-class quality and customer experiences,” said Edwards.
The Volt went on sale in late 2010 as a 2011 model. Its advanced lithium-ion battery allows customers to drive gas-free for an EPA-estimated 38 miles, which covers the majority of Americans’ daily commutes. Then, its gas-powered generator provides electricity enabling up to a total 380 miles of range. Volt customers report an average of 900 miles between gasoline fill-ups.
Volt topped a leading consumer organization’s annual owner satisfaction survey in 2011 and 2012, with more than 90 percent of owners saying they would buy the Volt again. In 2013, Volt outsold its direct competitors, making it the best-selling plug-in vehicle for the second consecutive year.
Other Volt awards include:
- Highest-ranked Compact Car for three consecutive years: J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle APEAL Study
- No. 1 on the Sierra Club’s list of plug-in hybrids
- Leader in Strategic Vision’s 2013 Total Quality Award for Best Midsize Car.
For 2014, the Camaro lineup was updated with new front and rear fascias.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.