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Selected Style 5-Door HB 5-Door HB Two (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,748 $24,200
5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,985 $25,765
5-Door HB Persona 51 48 $25,256 $27,130
5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,470 $28,435
5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,930 $30,005
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$403 / 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 2013 Toyota Prius is a spacious, practical mid-size hatchback that will hold five people and their gear, while remaining the highest-mileage car sold without a plug.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 35 mpg 51 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 48 mpg
EPA Classification Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.10 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.80 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.21 51.200
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.52 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.0 93.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.02 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.90 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.05 42.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.73 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.40 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.20 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 177.10 176.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.64 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.10 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 105.70 106.3
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
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 - 10.0 x - 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 - 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Regenerative Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3 11.9
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.80 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 34.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.00 - TBD -
Steering Type Electric Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code 5GN NA
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code 5GN NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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 3042
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LUU NA
Displacement 1.4L/85 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 149 98 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I4
Battery Range (mi) 38 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 37 50
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 101 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 48
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 98 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 51
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 93 -
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 -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Front 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
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Volt Toyota Prius
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
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.0 3.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 10
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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