Compare 2018 Chevrolet Volt vs 2018 Honda Clarity

2018 Chevrolet Volt
2018 Honda Clarity
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Volt 5-Door HB LT 43 42 $31,891 $33,220
Volt 5-Door HB Premier 43 42 $36,067 $37,570
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Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Clarity Electric Sedan N/A N/A N/A N/A
Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan N/A N/A N/A N/A
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Sedan N/A N/A $32,028 $33,400
Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Touring Sedan N/A N/A $35,090 $36,600

Pricing

Invoice Price

$31,891
$32,028

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,220
$33,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$554 / month
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The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.5
6.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Chevrolet Volt is an accomplished and refined extended-range electric car that makes an ideal everyday commuter. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, the only version distributed nationally, is spacious, comfortable, competitively priced, and offers excellent electric range.

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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 Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

51.30 55.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.50 59.7

Passenger Volume (ft³)

90.0 101.5

Second Head Room (in)

35.80 37.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.20 57.3

Front Leg Room (in)

42.10 42.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.70 55.8

Second Leg Room (in)

34.70 36.2

Front Head Room (in)

37.80 39.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

60.60 62.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - -

Length, Overall (in)

180.40 192.7

Height, Overall (in)

56.4 58.2

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.80 62.5

Wheelbase (in)

106.10 108.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.20 73.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

10.6 14.3

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 - 12.2

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 - 12.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

8.9 -

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.7 -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.40 38.4

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 P235/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

5GP NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/50R17 P235/45VR18

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 4024

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.0 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.0 18 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

294 221 @ 3500

Engine Order Code

L3A NA

Displacement

1.5L/- TBD - -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

149 161 @ 4000

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 89

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

42 -

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

106 114

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

- 126

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

- 103

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Type

1 1

Drivetrain

Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

NA 2.43

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Order Code

MKV NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.64 3.83

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 2.43

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Volt Honda Clarity Electric

Body Style

Hatchback Sedan

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 Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs Strut

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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