The 2012 Chevy Volt vs. the 2012 Lexus HS

The 2012 Chevy Volt is a high quality hybrid car that continues the long line of excellence from Chevy. It is near the top of its class in many different categories including performance, roominess, and interior extras. However, the 2012 Lexus HS is a very similar car that is available for about 2,000 dollars less. Which of these excellent vehicles is right for you?

Which is the Roomiest?

The Volt and the Lexus HS have very similar dimensions: the Lexus has an inch wider wheel base and is overall three inches taller. What is surprising is that it generally has less than an inch more room in most interior dimensions or considerably less. The Volt has over three inches more front shoulder room, two inches more of front tread width and two inches more of rear tread width; clearly, Chevy offers the more efficient design.

Which Has the Best Interior Design?

The interior designs of both of these vehicles are very similar. Both have standard driver, passenger, and side impact air bags as well as standard child locks and cruise control. However, the Volt has several options that the Lexus doesn’t even bother to offer. For example, the Volt offers rear parking assistance, cloth seats, a pass-through rear seat, and steering wheel mounted audio controls.

Which Has the Best Warranty Options?

One thing many people neglect to consider when it comes time to buy a car is warranty options. Getting a great warranty can save you a lot of grief in the long run by making sure your car doesn’t experience serious problems in the future. The 2012 Chevy Volt beats out the Lexus HS in a few vital ways: it has a 100,000 mile powertrain warranty while the Lexus has only 70,000. It also has five years of roadside assistance when compared to the four of the Lexus as well as a Rust Warranty of 36,000 miles. The Lexus has no rust warranty.

Interested in the Volt?

If the Volt sounds like the car for you, why not come on down to Cox Auto Chevy and experience the best Osprey area car buying experience possible? Our great selection of new Chevy vehicles is sure to please any car buyer.