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Compare 2015 Chevrolet Volt vs 2014 Ford Focus Electric vs 2015 Nissan Leaf

2015 Chevrolet Volt
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2014 Ford Focus Electric
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2015 Nissan Leaf
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Select style
5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Volt 5-Door HB 35 40 $32,971 $34,345
Select style
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 $27,486 $29,010
LEAF 4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $33,265 $35,120
LEAF 4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $30,313 $32,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,971
$27,202
$27,486
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,345
$29,170
$29,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$486 / month
$484 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevrolet Volt remains the only range-extended electric car, and Chevy hasn't done a good job of explaining it, but if you can live with four seats, it's smooth, quiet, comfortable--and one way into the future of cars. The 2015 Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in the world, and while it's a little appliance-like, it's a real car that delivers a quiet, smooth ride for only pennies per mile.
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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 Hip Room (in)
51.21 52.7 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.52 55.6 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.02 37.9 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 53.7 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.05 43.7 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 90.7 92.4
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
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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
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 - 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 - -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.00 40.7 34.2
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.80 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P225/50HR17 P205/55HR16
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 P225/50HR17 P205/55HR16
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 - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3786 3640 3256
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 X 7 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 184 187
Engine Order Code
LUU NA NA
Displacement
1.4L/85 - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 143 107
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Electric Electric
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection - -
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
98 105 114
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 (Est) - -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 (Est) - -
Battery Range (mi)
38 76 84
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 99 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 110 126
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Type
1 1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Order Code
MKA 44H NA
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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 - -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Ford Focus Electric Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
1.3 - -
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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