Compare 2018 Chevrolet Volt vs 2018 Kia Niro

2018 Chevrolet Volt
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
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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 FWD N/A N/A $29,887 $31,500
Niro Plug-In Hybrid EX Premium FWD N/A N/A $32,744 $34,500
Niro Plug-In Hybrid LX FWD N/A N/A $26,836 $27,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,891
$24,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,220
$26,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$554 / month
$436 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
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. 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 51 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 46 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.30 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.50 56
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 100.9
Second Head Room (in)
35.80 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.70 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.70 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.80 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.60 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.40 171.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.80 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.10 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.20 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 54.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 19.4
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 - 10.3
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 - 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.9 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.40 35
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 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
5GP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 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 3199
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
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
294 195 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
L3A NA
Displacement
1.5L/- TBD - 1.6 L/96
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 139 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 51
Estimated Battery Range (N/A)
53 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 49
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
106 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.96
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 5.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.22
Trans Order Code
MKV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.87
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Kia Niro
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility
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 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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