Compare 2016 Chevrolet Volt vs 2015 Tesla Model S

2016 Chevrolet Volt
2015 Tesla Model S
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Volt 5-Door HB LT 43 42 $31,843 $33,170
Volt 5-Door HB Premier 43 42 $36,019 $37,520
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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
$31,843
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,170
$75,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$1250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The new 2016 Chevy Volt improves on its predecessor in every way that counts, and its 53-mile range is unsurpassed among plug-in hybrids—meaning its biggest weak spot is GM’s ability to explain and market it. 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
43 mpg Coming Soon
Highway
42 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.30 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.50 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 94
Second Head Room (in)
35.80 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 42.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.70 55
Second Leg Room (in)
34.70 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.80 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.60 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
180.40 196
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.80 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.10 116.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.20 77.3
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.00 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)
10.87 x - TBD - 14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.9 -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.40 -
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
5GP NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
5GP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P245/45WR19
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)
3543 4608
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
294 -
Engine Order Code
L3A NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 329
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Electric
Fuel System
Direct Injection -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 -
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
53 240
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
106 101
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 102
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 101
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MKV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 9.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 8.28
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Tesla Model S
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Emissions
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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