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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $93,400
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$570 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet. The 2014 Chevrolet Volt is one of the best plug-in vehicles on the market, and it costs $5,000 less than it did last year.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 35 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 40 mpg
EPA Classification Large Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 36.02
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94 90.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 53.90
Front Leg Room (in) 42.7 42.05
Front Hip Room (in) 55 53.73
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 34.10
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.80
Second Hip Room (in) 54.7 51.21
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 56.52
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 195.9 177.10
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 56.64
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 62.10
Wheelbase (in) 116.5 105.70
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.3 70.40
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 61.20
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14 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) 14.4 11.50 x - TBD -
Brake Type - Regenerative
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37 36.00
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.4
Front Tire Size P245/45YR19 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45YR19 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA 5GN
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4647 3786
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 17 x 7.0
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5000 149
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 317 273
Engine Order Code NA LUU
Fuel System - Electronic Fuel Injection
Displacement - 1.4L/85
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 94 101 (2013)
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 95 98
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 97 93 (2013)
Battery Range (mi) 208 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 40
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.73 NA
Trans Order Code NA MKA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 8.28 NA
Trans Type 1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Vehicle Name Tesla Model S Chevrolet Volt
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 10.0 (Est) 10
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 9.3
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - 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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