Compare 2014 Volkswagen GTI vs 2014 Chevrolet Volt

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4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 32 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Driver's Edition 24 32 $29,563 $30,795
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 35 40 $32,817 $34,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,091
$32,817
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,095
$34,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$418 / month
$570 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
City
21 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.05
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 36.02
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.90
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 37.80
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.9 90.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 56.52
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 34.10
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.21
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.73
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 62.10
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 105.70
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 70.40
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.20
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
165.9 177.10
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 56.64
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.50 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.80 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Regenerative
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 9.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.00
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.80
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P215/55R17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3113 3786
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 273
Engine Order Code
NA LUU
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.4L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 149
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 40
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 101 (2013)
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 98
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 93 (2013)
Battery Range (mi)
- 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 NA
Trans Order Code
NA MKA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Chevrolet Volt
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 10
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - 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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