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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 28 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 29 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 19 27 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 9-3X 20 29 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 19 27 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 29 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$38,668
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$40,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$671 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Chevrolet Volt is an electric car, but drive as far as you want without worry—you won't have to make concessions for the technology onboard.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 35 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 34.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 90.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 105.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 177.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 10.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.8 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) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Regenerative
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 9.3
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.75 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code N65 NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code QYS RBB
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code QYS RBB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3395 3781
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Electric/Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 2500 - TBD -
Engine Order Code LK9 LUU
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.4L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5500 - TBD -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 35
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - 95
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - 93
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - 90
Battery Range (mi) - 35
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 NA
Trans Order Code MM3 MKA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Chevrolet Volt
Suspension
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 w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 5.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 - 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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