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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 20 33 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 20 33 $29,084 $29,830
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 29 $29,493 $30,250
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 18 28 $30,400 $31,180
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 18 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 30 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 29 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $32,966 $34,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 18 29 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 20 30 $33,576 $34,975
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 18 29 $35,630 $37,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 30 $35,630 $37,115
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 33 $38,502 $39,490
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 18 28 $39,819 $40,840
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 18 28 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 33 $42,316 $44,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Independence 18 28 $44,236 $46,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Independence 20 33 $44,236 $46,080
5-Door HB
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Invoice Price
$28,177
$37,579
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$39,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$652 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Chevrolet Volt is the plug-in electric car you drive as far as you want--if you can find one to buy.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 35 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.1
Passenger Capacity 4 4
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) 55.1 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96 90.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.9 177.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 56.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 10.6
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.5 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) - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 9.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 36.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size - TBD - P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size - TBD - P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - 5GN
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3710 3781
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.4L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 5300 - TBD -
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Electric/Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2500 - TBD -
Engine Order Code - TBD - LUU
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 40
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - 93
Battery Range (mi) - 35
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - 95
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - 94
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Trans Order Code - TBD - MKA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Saab 9-3 Chevrolet Volt
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Toe-link 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/anti-roll bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 5.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 8
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 -
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