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Selected Style FWD 4-Door 5-Door HB
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,808
$37,579
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,800
$39,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$830 / month
$652 / month
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TCC Rating
7.0
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The unlikely Toyota-Tesla partnership has produced what may just be the best battery-electric vehicle below Tesla's own Model S luxury sedan. Its power, 100 miles of real-world range, and interior space add up to a very appealing electric crossover. 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 N/A mpg 35 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 34.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.2 90.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 36.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.1 177.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 56.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 104.7 105.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 73.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 37.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 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) - TBD - 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 36.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/65R17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA 5GN
Front Tire Size P225/65R17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4032 3781
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 - TBD -
Engine Order Code NA LUU
Displacement NA 1.4L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 154 @ 2800 - TBD -
Engine Type Electric Electric/Gas I4
Fuel System NA Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - 37
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - 93
Battery Range (mi) - 35
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - 95
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - 94
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA MKA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.73 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota RAV4 EV Chevrolet Volt
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Double-wishbone Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 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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