Compare 2014 Chevrolet Volt vs 2014 Tesla Model S

2014 Chevrolet Volt
2014 Tesla Model S
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 35 40 $32,817 $34,185
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4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $93,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,817
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,185
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$570 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Chevrolet Volt is one of the best plug-in vehicles on the market, and it costs $5,000 less than it did last year. Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet.
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Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
40 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.73 55
Second Leg Room (in)
34.10 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.80 38.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.21 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.52 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.02 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.05 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 94
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.40 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.20 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
177.10 195.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.64 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.10 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.70 116.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
Brakes
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
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
Brake Type
Regenerative -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 -
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.80 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.00 37
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/45YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/45YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3786 4647
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 19 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 317
Engine Order Code
LUU NA
Displacement
1.4L/85 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 302 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Electric
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
38 208
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
101 (2013) 94
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
98 95
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
93 (2013) 97
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 9.73
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 8.28
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MKA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Tesla Model S
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 10.0 (Est)
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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