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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 35 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg N/A mpg
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.90 55
Front Leg Room (in) 42.05 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.0 94
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 - -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.6 -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.50 x - TBD - 14.4
Brake Type Regenerative -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.00 37
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.80 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 -
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code 5GN NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P245/45YR19
Rear Tire Order Code 5GN NA
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P245/45YR19
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3786 4647
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 19 X 8
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 149 302 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Electric
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 317
Engine Order Code LUU NA
Displacement 1.4L/85 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 93 (2013) 97
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
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
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
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Volt Tesla Model S
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
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
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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