Compare 2013 Chevrolet Volt vs 2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Chevrolet Volt
2013 Tesla Model S
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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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,579
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,145
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.6
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
City
35 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
40 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
Compact Cars NA
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
51.21 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.52 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 94.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.20 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 - TBD -
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 NA
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 - TBD -
Tires
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
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 4647
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 19 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Engine
Displacement
1.4L/85 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 362 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Electric
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 325
Engine Order Code
LUU NA
Mileage
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
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
101 88 (2012)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
98 89 (2012)
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 9.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Tesla Model S
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
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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