Chevrolet Volt vs. Volkswagen Beetle

Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
VS
Pure White

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$24,559 - $26,944
$18,316 - $20,735

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.63 / 5
24 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
149 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
range extender 1.5L Variable Valve Timing DI DOHC 4
2.0L TSI 174 HP DOHC 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.8 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.7 in.
31.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.8 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.6 cu. ft.
Not Available

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.1 in.
100.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
180.4 in.
168.8 in.

Width

Width
71.2 in.
71.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3543 .lbs
3020 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
149 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
294 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
Not Available

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
8.9 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 - 21 mpg
13 - 17 mpg

City

City
43 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
42 mpg
33 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Not Available

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt
Volkswagen Beetle

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front wheel drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
90.0 ft³.
85.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3543 lbs.
3020 lbs.

Number of Passenger Doors

Number of Passenger Doors
4
Not Available

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
42 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
43 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
42 mpg.
33 mpg.

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
106
Not Available

Battery Range

Battery Range
53 mi.
Not Available

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
1.3
6.1

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
L3A
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
1.5L/
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MKV
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Automatic w/OD

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64
3.23

Total Cooling System Capacity

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.4 qts.
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
5GP
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
5GP
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P215/50R17
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Electric Pwr
Rack-Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7
Not Available

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0
Not Available

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.40 ft.
35.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Regenerative
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.87 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.00 in.
10 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
8.9 gal.
14.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.80 in.
39.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.10 in.
41.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.50 in.
55.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.70 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.80 in.
37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
34.70 in.
31.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.20 in.
49 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
51.30 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.10 in.
100.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
180.40 in.
168.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.20 in.
71.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.4 in.
58.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.60 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.80 in.
61.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.6 ft³.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Volt
Beetle

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.5
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4