Compare 2011 Chevrolet Volt vs 2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 35 40 $38,668 $40,280
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A $109,000
2-Door Convertible Sport N/A N/A N/A $128,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,668
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,280
$109,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$671 / month
$1817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is an electric car, but drive as far as you want without worry—you won't have to make concessions for the technology onboard.
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Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
40 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 2
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Two-Seater Passenger Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 26.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 44.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 59.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 92.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 155.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Regenerative Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 NA
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
RBB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
RBB NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 175/50R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3781 2723
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- TBD - 288 @ 5000-6000
Engine Type
Electric/Gas I4 Electric Pwr
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 273 @ 5400
Engine Order Code
LUU NA
Displacement
1.4L/85 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
90 - TBD -
Battery Range (mi)
35 - TBD -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
95 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
93 - TBD -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
MKA NA
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Tesla Roadster 2.5
Body Style
5 Door Hatchback 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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