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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $89,900
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TCC's Bottom Line The Tesla Model S is a revolutionary electric car that blends sporty handling and lots of space, with a range of battery sizes so buyers can choose (and pay for) only the range they need. 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 NA Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 36.02
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 53.90
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.05
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.0 90.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 53.73
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 34.10
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.80
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 51.21
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 56.52
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 196.0 177.10
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 56.64
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 62.10
Wheelbase (in) 116.5 105.70
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.3 70.40
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 61.20
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 10.6
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.4 x 1.1 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) 14.0 x 1.3 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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.0 36.00
Steering Type Electric Rack-&-Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Front Tire Size 245/45R19 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 245/45R19 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA 5GN
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) 4647 3781
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA - TBD -
Displacement NA 1.4L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 362 @ 6000 149
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 273
Engine Order Code NA LUU
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 88 (2012) 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 89 (2012) 98
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 35
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 90 (2012) 93
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA 37
Battery Range (mi) 160 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 40
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
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
Vehicle Name Tesla Model S Chevrolet Volt
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
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 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
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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