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2013 Chevrolet Volt 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid
   
5dr HB
  • 5dr HB
h RWD
  • h RWD

Prices

MSRP $39,145 $53,700  
Invoice $37,579 $49,706
Avg. Paid N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.3  
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.3
Performance 8.2 8.2
Interior 6.5 8.3
Safety 9.6 9.3
Reliability 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-tech powertrain
  • Better handling than most hybrids
  • Stellar fuel economy
  • Best-in-class fuel economy
  • Powerful hybrid drivetrain
  • High-quality interior
 
Cons
  • Only seats four
  • Confusing interior controls
  • Small trunk
  • Hybrid batteries compromise trunk space
  • Sluggish in Eco drive mode

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.4L/85 Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 35 City / 40 Hwy 27 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback 4-door Sedan  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.70 114.2  
Length, Overall (in) 177.10 194.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.40 72.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.64 59.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard  
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3781 4129  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.0 103.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.80 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.05 44.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.52 58.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.73 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.02 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.10 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.90 56.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.21 53.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.6 11.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard  
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric V6
Displacement 1.4L/85 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 149 360 combined
Torque (Net @ RPM) 273 - TBD -
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 36.00 36.7

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard  
Plug-In Electric/Gas Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.3 17.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent  
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
1-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard