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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $89,900
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$652 / month
$1165 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line If you can afford it, the 2013 Chevrolet Volt is one of only a handful of plug-in hybrids on the market, and among the best. The Tesla Model S is a revolutionary electric car that blends sporty handling and lots of space, with a range of battery sizes so buyers can choose (and pay for) only the range they need.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 35 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg N/A mpg
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification Compact Cars NA
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.21 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.52 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.0 94.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.02 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.90 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.05 42.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.73 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.10 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.80 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.20 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.0
Length, Overall (in) 177.10 196.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.64 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.10 66.9
Wheelbase (in) 105.70 116.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.40 77.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.6 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.50 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) 11.80 x - TBD - 14.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.00 37.0
Steering Type Electric Pwr Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.80 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code 5GN NA
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 245/45R19
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code 5GN NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 245/45R19
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 4647
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 325
Engine Order Code LUU NA
Displacement 1.4L/85 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 149 362 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Electric
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 101 88 (2012)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 98 89 (2012)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 93 90 (2012)
Battery Range (mi) 38 160
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 37 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA 9.73
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Volt Tesla Model S
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.0 NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - 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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