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2015 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2015 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.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Volt you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan LEAF, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). The Chevrolet Volt is somewhat more expensive 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. In this case, the Chevrolet Volt will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Volt is about the same width as the Nissan LEAF. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Volt takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan LEAF.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Volt does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan LEAF.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Volt has a much more powerful engine than the Nissan LEAF. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Chevrolet Volt has less seating than the Nissan LEAF, making the Nissan LEAF the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

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

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2015 Chevrolet
Volt

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MSRP*: $34,345

2015 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*: $29,010 - $35,120
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $3,500
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 101
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
126
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 93 --
Engine(s): 149-hp, (electric) 107-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 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*: $32,971 $27,486 - $33,265

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