Even in New York and Los Angeles, where exotic cars are a common sight, the Karma drew stares. In Sport mode, the Karma performs well, running from 0 to 60 in a brisk 6.3 seconds. But Fisker prioritized design over comfort and efficiency. The Karma has only slightly more interior room than a Ford Focus; the low roofline is largely to blame. At 5,300 pounds, the car is also heavy. As a result, the Karma is substantially less efficient than the Chevrolet Volt, which uses a similar plug-in powertrain. In all-electric mode, the Fisker's 22-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery provides 32 miles of range. The Volt wrings an EPA-rated 35 miles from its much smaller 16-kilowatt-hour battery. Like the Volt, the Karma has a gas engine that kicks in once the battery is depleted—but then fuel economy drops to 20 mpg.