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.