Compare 2018 Chevrolet Volt vs 2018 Hyundai Ioniq vs 2018 Kia Niro

2018 Chevrolet Volt
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2018 Hyundai Ioniq
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2018 Kia Niro
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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
Select style
Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ioniq Electric Hatchback N/A N/A $28,439 $29,500
Ioniq Electric Limited Hatchback N/A N/A $34,254 $36,000
Ioniq Hybrid Blue Hatchback 57 59 $21,504 $22,200
Ioniq Hybrid SEL Hatchback 55 54 $22,974 $24,000
Select style
EX FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Niro EX FWD 51 46 $24,843 $26,150
Niro FE FWD 52 49 $22,523 $23,340
Niro LX FWD 51 46 $22,788 $23,650
Niro Touring FWD 46 40 $30,370 $32,000
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $32,744 $34,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,891
$28,439
$24,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,220
$29,500
$26,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$554 / month
$492 / month
$436 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.2
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevrolet Volt is an accomplished and refined extended-range electric car that makes an ideal everyday commuter. With a plug-in hybrid joining hybrid and electric versions, the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq normalizes green powertrains: it’s relatively fun to drive, and doesn’t look strange. The 2018 Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid breathe new life into the hybrid segment, with a practical wagon shape and excellent interior you’d never know was a hybrid.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 0 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 0 mpg 46 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.80 39.1 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51.30 52.9 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.50 56.1 56
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 96.2 100.9
Second Head Room (in)
35.80 37.4 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 55 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 42.2 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.70 53.8 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.70 35.7 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.60 61.2 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.40 176 171.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 57.1 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.80 61.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.10 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.20 71.7 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 23 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- - 54.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- - 19.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x - TBD - 11 11
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)
10.00 x - TBD - 11.2 10.3
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.9 - 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.40 34.8 35
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
5GP NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/55HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
5GP NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/55HR16 P205/60HR16
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 3164 3199
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
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
294 218 195 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
L3A NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/- TBD - - 1.6 L/96
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 118 139 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Electric Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection - Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 - 49
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
106 136 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 - 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 - 51
Battery Range (mi)
53 124 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 122 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 150 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 3.87
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 1.37
Trans Type
1 1 6
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 0.96
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - 5.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 2.22
Trans Order Code
MKV NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 7.41 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Hyundai Ioniq Electric Kia Niro
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
1.3 - 3.6
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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