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
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 54.5
Brakes
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
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)
8.9 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.40 35
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
5GP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
5GP NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
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)
3543 3199
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 51
Battery Range (mi)
53 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 49
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
106 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 46
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Kia Niro
Suspension
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
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 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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