Compare 2013 Volkswagen Golf R vs 2013 Chevrolet Volt

2013 Volkswagen Golf R
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2-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 19 27 $32,827 $34,195
4-Door HB 19 27 $33,403 $34,795
2-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $34,478 $35,915
4-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $35,054 $36,515
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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
$32,827
$37,579
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,195
$39,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$570 / month
$652 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
City
19 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.21
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 56.52
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
41.7 36.02
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.90
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.05
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.73
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 90.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 34.10
Front Head Room (in)
51.2 37.80
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 177.10
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 56.64
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 62.10
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 105.70
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 70.40
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.20
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.6
Brakes
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)
12.2 x 0.9 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)
13.6 x 1.2 11.80 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 9.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.00
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.80
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Front Tire Size
225/40R18 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/40R18 P215/55R17
Trailering
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)
3325 3781
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA LUU
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.4L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
256 @ 6000 149
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 2400 - 5200 273
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 37
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 93
Battery Range (mi)
- 38
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 98
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 NA
Trans Order Code
NA MKA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24/3.27 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf R Chevrolet Volt
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 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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