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Selected Style 5-Door HB 4-Door Sedan EcoStandard
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Trim

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
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TCC Rating
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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
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Second Head Room (in) 36.0 35.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 196.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.6 6.9
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3 9.0
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 14.5-16.1
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P255/35R22
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3781 5300
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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 -
Displacement 1.4L/85 2.0L/- TBD -
Mileage
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
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 94 -
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Volt Fisker Karma
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank SLA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.0 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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