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Selected Style 5-Door HB 4-Door Sedan EcoStandard
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan EcoStandard 20 21 N/A $102,000
4-Door Sedan EcoSport 20 21 N/A $110,000
4-Door Sedan EcoChic 20 21 N/A $115,000
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$652 / month
$1700 / month
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TCC’s Bottom Line The 2012 Chevrolet Volt is the plug-in electric car you drive as far as you want--if you can find one to buy. The 2012 Fisker Karma is a curious and unique beast, a stylish, luxurious, and pricey sedan with 32 miles of electric range, low gasoline efficiency, and a tiny interior and trunk
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 35 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 21 mpg
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.0 35.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.0 88.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.1 31.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.3
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 196.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 52.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 67.0
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 124.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 78.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2 66.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.6 6.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x - TBD - 14.4 x 1.1
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 - 14.6 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3 9.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 14.5-16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 40.4
Steering Type Electric Pwr Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 41.1
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P255/35R22
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code 5GN NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P285/35R22
Rear Tire Order Code 5GN NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3781 5300
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 22 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 22 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Displacement 1.4L/85 2.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - TBD - 403 combined
Engine Type Electric/Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD - 981 @ 0
Engine Order Code LUU - TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 94 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 20
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 93 -
Battery Range (mi) 35 50
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 37 20
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 95 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 21
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code MKA NA
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Volt Fisker Karma
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Load leveling
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.0 - TBD -
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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