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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $26,986 $28,800
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,810 $31,820
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,635 $34,840
5-Door HB
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$480 / month
$652 / month
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TCC’s Bottom Line The 2013 is the greenest car you can buy--if you can live with between 70 and 100 miles of driving range on a full battery charge. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 35 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 40 mpg
EPA Classification Midsize Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 36.02
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 53.90
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.05
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 53.73
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 34.10
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 37.80
Second Hip Room (in) 50.0 51.21
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 56.52
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.4 90.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 56.64
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.10
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 105.70
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 70.40
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.20
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 177.10
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 24.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 30.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.6
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.63 11.50 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.14 x 1.1 11.80 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA 9.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 36.00
Steering Type Electric Pwr Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.4
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA 5GN
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P215/55R17
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) 3256 3781
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 107 @ - TBD - 149
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 187 @ - TBD - 273
Engine Order Code EM61 LUU
Displacement NA 1.4L/85
Battery Range (mi) 75 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 35
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 129 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 115 98
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 40
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 102 93
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code RE1F61A MKA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 7.9377 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Body Style 4 Door Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Nissan LEAF Chevrolet Volt
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA 5.0
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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