Compare 2015 Chevrolet Volt vs 2015 Tesla Model S

2015 Chevrolet Volt
2015 Tesla Model S
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Volt 5-Door HB 35 40 $32,971 $34,345
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4-Door Sedan AWD 70D
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $75,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 85D N/A N/A N/A $85,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $88,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P85D N/A N/A N/A $105,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $108,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $70,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $80,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 90 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $83,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,971
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,345
$75,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$1250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.8
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 Tesla Model S has no direct competition; the electric luxury hatchback is the benchmark among its kind in a market with more than 20 plug-in models. It's likely the most advanced car on the planet.
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Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.05 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 94
Front Hip Room (in)
53.73 55
Second Leg Room (in)
34.10 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.80 38.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.21 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.52 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.02 35.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.64 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.10 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.70 116.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.40 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.20 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
177.10 196
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 26.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.50 x - TBD - 14.4
Brake Type
Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.80 x - TBD - 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
9.3 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.00 -
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.80 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
5GN NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/45WR19
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)
3786 4608
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 329
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Electric
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 -
Engine Order Code
LUU NA
Displacement
1.4L/85 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 (Est) -
Battery Range (mi)
38 240
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
37 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
98 101
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 (Est) -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 102
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MKA NA
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 9.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 8.28
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Tesla Model S
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
1.3 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 -
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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