Chevrolet Volt Safety Features

The 2017 Chevrolet Volt is the latest model of the affordable plug-in hybrid sedan. Boasting a battery range of 53 miles and a total range of 420 miles, there’s little doubt this car is perfect for long trips. With most drivers traveling more than 1,000 miles between fill ups with regular charging, the Chevrolet Volt is incredibly popular for its fuel economy. 1,000 miles is a lot of ground to cover, which is why the Volt comes with a host of available top safety features.

Safety technology is all the rage in the modern automotive market and for good reason. Not only does safety technology save lives, it can also help prevent collisions altogether. The Volt’s available Lane Keep Assist does this by adjusting the steering wheel if a driver starts to drift out of their lane without a turn signal.

Parking lots can be a hazard in and of themselves, which is why Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns drivers if there’s a vehicle approaching from either side when reversing from a parking space.

Forward Collision Alert and low-speed Front Automatic Braking go hand-in-hand to help prevent collisions altogether. If the driver fails to react to a slow-moving vehicle, the system will hit the brakes to help reduce the damage done or avoid the collision altogether.

Combined with the standard 10 air bags, a lightweight frame, and OnStar Automatic Crash Response, the Chevrolet Volt is one of the safest cars on the road.

Magnetic Ride Control

Magnetic Ride Control is designed to offer a smooth, comfortable ride while also offering track-ready handling, all in one single suspension system. Now in its third generation, Magnetic Ride Control originally debuted in the 2002 Cadillac Seville STS, and it’s now more versatile than ever before.

Underpinning the newest Chevrolet Corvette and Camaro, Magnetic Ride Control is known among enthusiasts as the most advanced suspension system on the market. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works from us here at Joe Holland Chevrolet.

In order to adjust to the road, Magnetic Ride Control uses an Electronic Control Unit and multiple sensors to read every bump, crack, and abnormality in the road. As a result, the system can read the road up to 1,000 times per second and adjust the shock absorbers accordingly. The end result is improved ride quality and enhanced handling while simultaneously reducing vibrations.

The shock absorbers are filled with a polymer fluid that’s packed with magnetized iron particles. Thanks to the electromagnetic coils wrapped around the shock absorbers, the fluid can change its viscosity instantaneously. Once the particles detect an electric charge, they can change state from a free-flowing liquid to a dense rubber-like solid. As a result, drivers can experience a smooth, relaxing ride on the open road or take their car to the track and push it to the limit.