Compare 2012 Tesla Model S vs 2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Tesla Model S
2012 Chevrolet Volt
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $57,400
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $92,400
4-Door Sedan Signature N/A N/A N/A $95,400
4-Door Sedan Signature Performance N/A N/A N/A $105,400
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 35 40 $37,579 $39,145
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$37,579
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,400
$39,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$957 / month
$652 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Tesla Model S sedan turns out to be a much better car than most expected; it just might meld sport-sedan driving, interior space, and comfort with zero-emission running in one revolutionary package. 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
City
N/A mpg 35 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
EPA Classification
NA Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 56.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 90.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
116.5 105.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.0 177.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 10.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.3 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x 1.1 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Regenerative
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 9.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 36.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Electric Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45R19 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Front Tire Size
245/45R19 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4647 3781
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric/Gas I4
Fuel System
NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA LUU
Displacement
NA 1.4L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 6000 - TBD -
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- TBD - 93
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 37
Battery Range (mi)
160 (Est) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 40
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- TBD - 95
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- TBD - 94
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 35
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA MKA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
9.73 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S Chevrolet Volt
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 5.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 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
-
Rollover Rating
-

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