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  MSRP: $39,145 Plug-in Hybrid Calculator MSRP: $23,015 - $29,805 MSRP: $32,000 - $39,525 Plug-in Hybrid Calculator  
  2012 Chevrolet Volt 2012 Toyota Prius 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
EPA Fuel Economy

1 gallon of gasoline=33.7 kWh

Electricity
Prem. Gas
Regular Gasoline
Elec + Gas
Reg. Gas
Combined MPG on Electricity:94 MPGe Combined MPG on Gas Only:37 MPG
combined
city/highway
combined
city/highway
Combined MPG:50 MPG
City MPG:51 Highway MPG:48
combined
city/highway
city highway
Combined MPG on Electricity:95 MPGe Combined MPG on Gas Only:50 MPG
combined
city/highway
combined
city/highway
36 kWh/100mi
2.7 gal/100mi
2.0 gal/100mi
.2 gal/100mi of gas + 29 kWh/100mi
2.0 gal/100mi
EPA range: 35 miles on Electricity and 380miles total
35 miles
Electricity
380 miles
Total Range Additional Information
EPA range: 595 miles
595 miles
Total Range
EPA range: 11 miles on Elec + Gas and 540miles total
11 miles
Elec + Gas
All Elec:0-6 mi
540 miles
Total Range Additional Information
Unofficial MPG Estimates from Vehicle Owners

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Average based on 52 vehicles
149.1 MPG
39

Lo

1462

Hi

Not comparable to EPA fuel economy because these estimates do not include electricity use.
Average based on 35 vehicles
48.9 MPG
38

Lo

61

Hi

Average based on 17 vehicles
77.6 MPG
48

Lo

182

Hi

Not comparable to EPA fuel economy because these estimates do not include electricity use.
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You save or spend*

Note: The average 2014 vehicle
gets 23 MPG

You SAVE
$6,250
in fuel costs over 5 years
compared to the
average new vehicle
You SAVE
$6,000
in fuel costs over 5 years
compared to the
average new vehicle
You SAVE
$6,750
in fuel costs over 5 years
compared to the
average new vehicle
Annual Fuel Cost*Electricity + Gasoline: $1,000$1,050Electricity + Gasoline: $900
Cost to Drive 25 Miles$1.08 (driving on elec only)$1.74$1.43 (on a single charge) Additional Information
$2.58 (driving on gas only)$1.74 (driving on gas only)
Cost to Fill the Tank$36 (gas only)$41$37 (gas only)
Tank Size9.3 gallons11.9 gallons10.6 gallons

*Based on 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices. Personalize.

MSRP and tank size data provided by Edmunds.com, Inc.

Range on a tank and refueling costs assume 100% of fuel in tank will be used before refueling.

  2012 Chevrolet Volt 2012 Toyota Prius 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
Energy Impact Score Additional Information

Annual Petroleum Consumption


- U.S. barrel
- Imported barrel


1 barrel = 42 gallons

Electricity + Gasoline Regular Gasoline Electricity + Gasoline
3.4 barrels 6.6 barrels 4.7 barrels
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Additional Information





Electricity + Gasoline Regular Gasoline Electricity + Gasoline

87 grams per mile

178 grams per mile

133 grams per mile

For model years 2012 and earlier, tailpipe CO2 is estimated using an EPA emissions factor and does not reflect direct test results.

EPA Smog Rating Additional Information
     

*Based on 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices. Personalize.

NHTSA Crash Test Results
  2012 Chevrolet Volt 2012 Toyota Prius 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Safety Ratings


For more information visit:
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VOLT (Release1, 2, 3) 
Overall
5 5 star rating
Front
4 4 star rating
Side
5 5 star rating
Rollover
5 5 star rating

NHTSA has tested multiple versions of this vehicle. Additional information is available from www.safercar.gov.

PRIUS 
Overall
5 5 star rating
Front
4 4 star rating
Side
5 5 star rating
Rollover
4 4 star rating
PRIUS PLUG-IN 
Overall
4 4 star rating
Front
4 4 star rating
Side
5 5 star rating
Rollover
4 4 star rating
Vehicle Specification Data
  2012 Chevrolet Volt 2012 Toyota Prius 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
EPA Size Class Additional Information Compact Cars Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Gas Guzzler No No No
Turbocharger No No No
Supercharger No No No
Passenger Volume 90 ft3 (Hatchback) 94 ft3 (Hatchback) 94 ft3 (Hatchback)
Luggage Volume 18 ft3 (Hatchback) 22 ft3 (Hatchback) 22 ft3 (Hatchback)
Engine Descriptor Additional Information PHEV PHEV
Transmission Descriptor Additional Information
Electric Motor/Battery 111 kW 18 kW
Time to Charge Battery 4.0 hours at 240 volts 1.5 hours at 240 volts

When fully charged, this vehicle can go about 35 miles on electricity alone, costing you about 4.4 per mile.

After the first 35 miles, the vehicle will function like a regular hybrid and consume only gasoline, costing about 10.3/mile.

When fully charged, you will pay about 4.2 per mile for the first 11 miles you drive ($.38 for the electricity and $.07 for the gasoline).

After the first 11 miles, the vehicle will function like a regular hybrid and consume only gasoline, costing about 6.9/mile.

You will spend $.38 cents on electricity and $1.05 on gasoline. This calculation assumes that your vehicle is fully charged when you begin your 25 mile trip and that you do not recharge during the trip.

Miles on a tank and refueling cost for gasoline only assumes 90% of fuel in tank will be used before refueling.

Personalized estimates are currently not available for this vehicle.

DISCLAIMER: Average user estimates are based on data from My MPG users rather than official sources. Since the source data cannot be verified, neither DOE nor EPA guarantees the accuracy of these estimates.

This vehicle did not use any gasoline for the first 21 miles in EPA tests. However, depending on how you drive the vehicle, you may use both gasoline and electricity during the first 21 miles following a full charge.

This vehicle did not use any gasoline for the first 21 miles in EPA tests. However, depending on how you drive the vehicle, you may use both gasoline and electricity during the first 21 miles following a full charge.