TrueDelta is a site where you can utilize a price comparison tool when considering your next new-car purchase, and this comparison between the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, priced at $33,995, and the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze, priced at $16,995, is something we found to be quite interesting.
You see, after breaking down the federal tax credits and looking at the pricing of features between the Cruze and the Volt, the comparison shows that the Volt isn’t really that much more expensive than the Chevrolet Cruze.
Allow us to elaborate. On one hand you’ve got the initial costs, and as TrueDelta points out – you can lease the new Volt for an instant tax rebate on the vehicle for a total of $7,500. Next, the features of each base model are taken into consideration. TrueDelta states that there’s about $4,000 worth of goodies in the Volt that aren’t in the Cruze, add that to the federal tax credit and the price difference has been cut from $17,000 to $5,500. The price gap is even less for those living in states that offer tax credits on plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, in some cases the Volt would actually be cheaper.
The comparison also points out that any added features to the Cruze will hike the price up quite a bit, as it bumps up to an LT model rather than LS – which is only offered with an automatic transmission as an upgrade.
This is a very interesting realization, wouldn’t you agree? Of course, a lot of the points — such as a lack of projector headlights on the Cruze — will be mute once the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze hits dealership lots.