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2014 Ford Focus Electric 2014 Chevrolet Volt
2014 Ford Focus Electric 2014 Chevrolet Volt
5dr HB
  • 5dr HB
5dr HB
  • 5dr HB


MSRP $29,170 $34,185  
Invoice $27,202 $32,818
Avg. Paid $28,373 $31,480

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.1  
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.4
Performance 8.0 8.3
Interior 7.8 6.4
Safety 9.7 9.3
Reliability 2.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Numerous standard features
  • Fun driving dynamics
  • Refined handling and performance
  • Better electric-only driving range than other plug-in hybrids
  • High price for the class
  • Confusing infotainment system
  • Limited cargo space
  • Cramped rear seats

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Gas/Electric I4 1.4L/85
MPG N/A 35 City / 40 Hwy



Body Style Hatchback Hatchback  


Wheelbase(in) 104.3 105.70  
Length, Overall (in) 172.9 177.10
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 70.40
Height, Overall (in) 58.2 56.64

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3640 3786  

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard 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
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard 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


Passenger Capacity 5 4  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.7 90.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 37.80
Front Leg Room (in) 43.7 42.05
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 56.52
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.73
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 36.02
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 34.10
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.90
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 51.21
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.6


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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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


Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



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


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard 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 Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 1.4L/85
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 143 149
Torque (Net @ RPM) 184 273
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 40.7 36.00


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


Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Short And Long Arm Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Short And Long Arm


Automatic Standard Standard  
1-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.