Compare 2013 Chevrolet Volt vs 2014 Ford Focus Electric vs 2014 Nissan Leaf

2013 Chevrolet Volt
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2014 Ford Focus Electric
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2014 Nissan Leaf
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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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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus Electric 5-Door HB N/A N/A $27,202 $29,170
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4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF 4-Door HB S N/A N/A $27,154 $28,980
LEAF 4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,803 $35,020
LEAF 4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,979 $32,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,579
$27,202
$27,154
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,145
$29,170
$28,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$486 / month
$483 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
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. The 2014 Nissan Leaf is the world's most popular battery electric car, and the greenest--but it can take time to get used to real-world ranges of 60 to 90 miles.
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Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 53.7 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.05 43.7 42.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.73 53.9 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.10 33.2 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.80 38.3 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
51.21 52.7 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.52 55.6 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 90.7 92.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.02 37.9 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.10 59.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.70 104.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.40 71.8 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.20 60.5 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
177.10 172.9 175
Height, Overall (in)
56.64 58.2 61
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.5 24
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 30
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.50 x - TBD - 10.7 11.5
Brake Type
Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.80 x - TBD - 10.9 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 - -
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.80 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.00 40.7 34.2
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
5GN NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P225/50HR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P225/50HR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Trailering
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 - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3781 3640 3256
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 X 7 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 X 7 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Electric Electric
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection - -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 184 187
Engine Order Code
LUU NA NA
Displacement
1.4L/85 - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 143 107
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
93 99 101
Battery Range (mi)
38 76 75
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
101 110 126
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
98 105 114
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Order Code
MKA 44H NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 7.82 7.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Ford Focus Electric Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
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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