Compare 2013 Chevrolet Volt vs 2013 Nissan Leaf vs 2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Chevrolet Volt
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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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4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF 4-Door HB S N/A N/A $26,986 $28,800
LEAF 4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,635 $34,840
LEAF 4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,810 $31,820
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $69,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $89,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,579
$26,986
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,145
$28,800
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$480 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
8.6
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 2013 is the greenest car you can buy--if you can live with between 70 and 100 miles of driving range on a full battery charge. The Tesla Model S is a revolutionary electric car that blends sporty handling and lots of space, with a range of battery sizes so buyers can choose (and pay for) only the range they need.
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Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - 4
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize NA
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.21 50.0 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.52 54.3 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 92.4 94.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.02 37.3 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 52.5 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.05 42.1 42.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.73 51.7 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.10 33.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.80 41.2 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.20 60.6 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
177.10 175.0 196.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.64 61.0 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.10 60.4 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.70 106.3 116.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.40 69.7 77.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 30.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 24.0 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.50 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.63 14.4 x 1.1
Brake Type
Regenerative Pwr Pwr
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 - 11.14 x 1.1 14.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.1 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.00 34.1 37.0
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Electric Pwr Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.80 - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P205/55R16 245/45R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
5GN NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P205/55R16 245/45R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3781 3256 4647
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 187 @ - TBD - 325
Engine Order Code
LUU EM61 NA
Displacement
1.4L/85 NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 107 @ - TBD - 362 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Electric Electric
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA NA
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
101 129 88 (2012)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 NA NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
98 115 89 (2012)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 NA NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
93 102 90 (2012)
Battery Range (mi)
38 75 160
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 NA NA
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD - 9.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Trans Order Code
MKA RE1F61A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 7.9377 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Nissan LEAF Tesla Model S
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 NA NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
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