Chevrolet Volt vs rivals - specifications

 Chevrolet Volt 1.4 Toyota Prius 1.8 T SpiritVW Golf 1.6 TDI Bluemotion
On the road price/total as tested£29,995/£32,235*£24,910/£24,910£20,015/£20,983
Residual value (after 3yrs/36k miles)£14,663/41.9%£11,683/46.9%£9,567/47.8%
Depreciation£20,332£13,227£10,448
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£349/£699£497/£994£504/£1,008
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,386/£2,310£1,673/£2,788£1,361/£2,269
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost22E/£421/A/£016E/£429/A/£018E/£364/A/£0
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£349 (3 years)£119/£189/£119£329 (3 years)
Length/wheelbase4,498/2,685mm4,480/2,700mm4,199/2,578mm
Height/width1,439/1,787mm1,490/1,745mm1,480/1,786mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,398cc4cyl in-line/1,798cc4cyl in-line/1,598cc
Peak power/revs 148/5,000 bhp/rpm134/5,200 bhp/rpm104/4,400 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 370/250 Nm/rpm142/4,000 Nm/rpm250/1,500 Nm/rpm
Transmission Single-spd auto/fwdCVT auto/fwd5-spd manual/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel35 litres/foam45 litres/foam55 litres/repair kit
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 310/1,005 litres445/1,120 litres350/1,305 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,732/268kg/N/A1,425/380kg/N/A1,314/621/1,400kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.0 metres/0.28Cd10.4 metres/0.25Cd10.9 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr5yrs (100,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers10k miles (1yr)/210k miles (1yr)/184Variable/223
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos34th/N/A5th/4th^^18th/22nd^^
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars85/78/41/5 stars88/82/68/86/5 stars97/84/61/5 stars
0-60/30-70mph9.2/8.3 secs10.6/10.2 secs10.7/10.6 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th3.3 secs^4.1 secs^4.9/8.7 secs
50-70mph in 5th5.0 secs^6.1 secs^11.0 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 99mph/N/A112mph/N/A118mph/1,900rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 49.3/35.4/9.1m50.8/37.2/9.0m58.9/43.2/11.3m
Auto Express economy/range95.4mpg/300 miles**46.3mpg/458 miles58.9mpg/713 miles
Noise outside/idle/30/70mphN/A/N/A/56/65dBN/A/N/A/58/66dB68/43/62/67dB
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined313.9/217.0/235.4mpg70.6/74.3/70.6mpg60.1/83.1/74.3mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 69.0/47.7/51.8mpl15.5/16.3/15.5mpl13.2/18.3/16.3mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket117/27g/km/5%141/92g/km/10%129/99g/km/13%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsEight/yes/yesSeven/yes/£360Seven/yes/£445
Automatic box/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesNo/yes/£235
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/yesYes/£1,500/noNo/no/no
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£495/no/yes£450/no/yes£495/no/no
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£1,745/yes/yesYes/yes/yesNo/£270+/£255

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