The 2013 Chevy Volt vs. The 2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Chevrolet VoltHybrid vehicles are all the rage in the Tampa Bay area, and the electric-powered 2013 Chevrolet Volt and 2013 Ford Fusion have charged forward to the head of the pack. At first glance, they may seem quite similar, as both are environmentally-friendly, forward-thinking midsize sedans from beloved American-made brands. The similarities, however, stop there.

Here at Cox Chevy in Bradenton, we know how important it is to consider all of the available options on the market when choosing a new car. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the key reasons why the 2012 Total Quality Award winning Volt beats out the competition.

Safety and Reliability

With a car as fun to drive as the electric-powered Volt, it’s easy to take practical concerns such as safety and reliability for granted. Luckily, Chevrolet doesn’t. Its cast-iron engine block provides durability and strength, whereas the aluminum used for the Ford Fusion is notorious for warping and cracking more easily than cast iron does.

Stop tests done by Motor Trend and Consumer Reports also prove the Volt’s vented brakes are superior to the Fusion’s in both dry and wet driving conditions.  In both circumstances, the Volt stopped shorter than the Fusion, at 112 feet (Volt) vs. 120 feet (Fusion) on dry land and 144 feet vs. 153 on wet.

Power

The Chevy Volt isn’t just more reliable — it’s more powerful, too. The engine offers significantly more torque than even the highest trim level Ford Fusion. At the base level, the Chevy Volt’s 4-cylinder hybrid engine produces 273 lb-ft of torque to the Fusion’s standard 170. Upgrade your Fusion to the optional 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder engine at 250 lb-ft of torque and the Volt still wins out.

Warranty

We’re confident that with its superior safety, durability, and power, your new Chevrolet Volt will last you a long time. That’s why the Volt comes complete with one of the best powertrain warranties in the business, offering you coverage on your driveshafts, joints, engine, or transmission for 5 years or 100,000 miles.

While the Ford Fusion also offers 5 years of coverage, its warranty stops at 60,000 miles, or 40,000 miles less than the Volt’s. To put it in perspective, that’s 3.5 trips to China that Ford’s not confident you can make in their model.

Cox Chevy has a 2013 Chevrolet Volt Waiting for You

At Cox Chevy, our knowledgeable and enthusiastic sales staff serves drivers from Bradenton to Tampa and beyond.  We offer a wide variety of new 2013 Chevrolets models, including the mighty Volt. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to test drive this powerful and efficient car today!