I spent a week with the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Chevrolet Volt. I've written before about some of the identity confusion over the Chevy Volt -- is it an electric? is it a hybrid? -- but quite frankly all those questions were the furthest from my mind once I got behind the wheel. Or more accurately, once I had the opportunity to admire the Volt from the vantage point of my own concrete driveway. From a purely aesthetic point of view, the Chevy Volt appears to be a winner. In fact, this car literally turned heads in the short time I drove it.
2011 MSRP $40,280, but there is a one-time tax credit of $7,500 that brings the base price down to $32,780.