Compare 2012 Chevrolet Volt vs 2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Toyota Prius
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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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5-Door HB One (SE)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 51 48 $21,864 $23,015
5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,560 $24,000
5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,799 $25,565
5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,284 $28,235
5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,744 $29,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,579
$21,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,145
$23,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$384 / 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 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage car offered in the U.S., and it's a practical and capacious mid-size hatchback with room for five
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Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 93.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 67.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.6
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 - 10.2 x - 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 - 10.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 34.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN NA
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 3042
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
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
Displacement
1.4L/85 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- TBD - 98 @ 5200
Engine Type
Electric/Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LUU NA
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
94 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 51
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
93 -
Battery Range (mi)
35 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 50
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
95 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 48
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 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
MKA NA
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Toyota Prius
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 10
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 3.8
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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