Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class vs 2014 Chevrolet Volt

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
2014 Chevrolet Volt
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4-Door HB Electric Drive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Electric Drive N/A N/A $38,549 $41,450
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 35 40 $32,817 $34,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,549
$32,817
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,450
$34,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$691 / month
$570 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive delivers tall-hatchback versatility and impressive performance, with all the finesse and features you might expect from the luxury marque. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 35 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 53.73
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 34.10
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 37.80
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 51.21
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.52
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 36.02
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 53.90
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.05
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 62.10
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.70
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 70.40
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.20
Length, Overall (in)
171.6 177.10
Height, Overall (in)
61.3 56.64
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
54.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.50 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.80 x - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.00
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR 5GN
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 x 7.0
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 273
Engine Order Code
STDEN LUU
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 149
Displacement
- 1.4L/85
Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
84 98
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
83 93 (2013)
Battery Range (mi)
85 38
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
85 101 (2013)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 37
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Trans Order Code
STDTN MKA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Chevrolet Volt
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 9.3
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3786
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 10
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- - 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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