Compare 2012 Chevrolet Volt vs 2012 Nissan Leaf

2012 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Nissan Leaf
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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 HB SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $33,707 $35,200
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $35,668 $37,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,579
$33,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,145
$35,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$587 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
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 Nissan Leaf is, quite simply, the first battery electric vehicle built in volume by any major carmaker; if you can get comfortable with its range of 70 to 100 miles, it's the greenest car you can buy.
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Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
40 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 31.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 41.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 98.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 51.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.1 x 1.1
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 - 11.5 x 0.6
Brake Type
Regenerative Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3781 3385
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 207 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
LUU EM61
Displacement
1.4L/85 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- TBD - 107 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Electric/Gas I4 Electric
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
95 106
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
94 99
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
93 92
Battery Range (mi)
35 73
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
MKA RE1F61A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 7.93
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 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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