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2017 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2016 Nissan LEAF Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Volt offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan LEAF with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Volt.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Volt will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan LEAF. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan LEAF have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Volt is much wider than the Nissan LEAF, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Volt, which is slightly longer than the Nissan LEAF.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Volt has much less torque than the Nissan LEAF, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Volt has a larger turning radius than the Nissan LEAF, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Volt has less horsepower than the Nissan LEAF, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan LEAF.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Volt comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan LEAF.

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2017 Chevrolet
Volt

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MSRP*: $33,220 - $37,570

2016 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*: $29,010 - $36,790
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City MPG: -- 124 - 126
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Engine(s): Inline-4 107-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $31,891 - $36,067 $27,486 - $34,843

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.