Compare 2012 Chevrolet Volt vs 2012 Toyota RAV4

2012 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Toyota RAV4
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Volt 5-Door HB 35 40 $37,579 $39,145
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4WD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
RAV4 EV FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $47,808 $49,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,579
$22,487
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,145
$24,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$401 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevrolet Volt is the plug-in electric car you drive as far as you want--if you can find one to buy. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 108.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 40.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 39.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 104.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 181.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 36.4
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Regenerative Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3781 3494
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- TBD - 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Electric/Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LUU NA
Displacement
1.4L/85 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 21
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
93 -
Battery Range (mi)
35 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 24
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
95 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 27
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
94 -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.20
Trans Order Code
MKA NA
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Four Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.41
Trans Type
1 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Toyota RAV4
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Double-wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 5
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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