2018 Chevrolet Bolt Compared With Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3: Video4
The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV continues to steal headlines with its affordable price and EPA-estimated 238-mile range, but how does it stack up against two rivals?
Edmunds pitted the Bolt EV against the second-generation Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model 3 electric cars to see which came out on top as the best EV on the market today. Long story short, the Bolt EV found a lot of love, but not enough love.
However, the winner isn’t the car many assume won. No, in fact, the Nissan Leaf walked away victorious. Judges found the Leaf to be right on the money in terms of build quality, comfort, practicality, a decent 150-mile electric range. The Model 3 was loved for other reasons and the panel praised its driving dynamics and performance. But, the Model 3 tested also cost well over $50,000, while the Bolt EV and Leaf hover around $40,000. As tested, the Leaf was the cheapest, with the Bolt EV a couple thousand dollars more.
Judges agreed a rematch is in order should Tesla ever start delivering the $35,000 Model 3 variant. Right now, Tesla has only delivered more expensive Long Range models. Check out the comparison test right up above.
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Fix the plastics GM! How many times do they have to hear this in reviews to deliver an interior up to par with rivals? I’ve heard that Super Cruze will make it’s way to the Bolt?
Evan as a GM employee I just don’t get why we cannot get interior materials right. One of the things, among several others that drove me to buy a 2017 Ram vs a GM pickup.
I saw the new Leaf at NAIAS this year. Not sure what kind of car they got – but the one there was pretty terrible.
With a 225 mile daily commute, I’ll take the Chevy Bolt hands down, as I would have to plug in the Leaf at work to get back home.