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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $27,154 $28,980
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,979 $32,000
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,803 $35,020
5-Door HB
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$483 / month
$652 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Nissan Leaf is the world's most popular battery electric car, and the greenest--but it can take time to get used to real-world ranges of 60 to 90 miles. 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 Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 53.90
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.05
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.4 90.0
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 53.73
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 34.10
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 37.80
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Hip Room (in) 50 51.21
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 56.52
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 36.02
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 61 56.64
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.10
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 105.70
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) 175 177.10
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 30 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 24 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.6
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 11.80 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) 11.5 11.50 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Regenerative
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 36.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.80
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA 5GN
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P215/55R17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3256 3781
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 187 273
Engine Order Code NA LUU
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 107 149
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I4
Displacement - 1.4L/85
Fuel System - Electronic Fuel Injection
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 101 93
Battery Range (mi) 75 38
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 126 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 114 98
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 37
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 7.94 NA
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA MKA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Vehicle Name Nissan LEAF Chevrolet Volt
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
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
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 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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