Aside from the Corvette, the Chevrolet Volt is touted as the most aerodynamic vehicle in Chevrolet’s lineup, and among an elite group of vehicles with a drag coefficient under .30. Yet as the years have gone by, improvements to the science have been made, and cars continue to be slipperier and slipperier. Take for instance the more modern, larger and far more expensive Tesla Model S, which has an impressive drag coefficient of just .24, compared to the Volt’s .28, according to GM-Volt.
Compared to other vehicles, such as the Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius and Mercedes-Benz CLA250, the Volt comes in more in the middle. The Leaf, for instance, is the least sleek of the group, with a drag coefficient of .32, while the Benz comes in at .30 even. Ahead of the Volt is the Prius, barely, with a drag coefficient of .26. But with the next Volt on the way, we’re sure improvements will be made in this department.