Compare 2012 Chevrolet Volt vs 2012 Fisker Karma

2012 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Fisker Karma
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 35 40 $37,579 $39,145
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4-Door Sedan EcoStandard
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,579
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,145
$102,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$1700 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
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
City
35 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 - TBD -
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN NA
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
Trailering
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
Wheels
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 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Order Code
LUU - 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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 21
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 -
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Fisker Karma
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
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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