Compare 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2017 Kia Soul EV vs 2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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2017 Kia Soul EV
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2017 Nissan Leaf
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bolt EV 5-Door HB LT N/A N/A $35,155 $36,620
Bolt EV 5-Door HB Premier N/A N/A $39,268 $40,905
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EV Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Soul EV EV Automatic N/A N/A $31,727 $33,950
Soul EV EV+ Automatic N/A N/A $33,285 $35,950
Soul EV EV-e Automatic N/A N/A $30,261 $32,250
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S Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $29,064 $30,680
LEAF SL Hatchback N/A N/A $34,843 $36,790
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $32,394 $34,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,155
$31,727
$29,064
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,620
$33,950
$30,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$566 / month
$511 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could become the first mainstream electric car, with a 238-mile range and a base price in the high $30,000s before incentives. The 2017 Kia Soul EV offers more space for people and cargo than many other small battery-electric cars, but you can only buy it in limited regions and it's no longer top of the non-Tesla range list. Eclipsed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV's 200-mile-plus range, the Nissan Leaf is best enjoyed with the substantial discounts dealers are eager to offer.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.2 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.6 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 49.3 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 55.5 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 97.1 92.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 39.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.7 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.9 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 62.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 101.2 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 70.9 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 62 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
164.0 163 175
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 63 61
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 49.5 30
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.8 23.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 11.5
Brake Type
Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QBM NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QBM NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3563 3289 3323
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - -
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric Electric
Fuel System
Electric - -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ - TBD - 210 @ 2730 187
Engine Order Code
EN0 NA NA
Displacement
NA - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ - TBD - 109 @ 8000 107
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
110 92 101
Battery Range (mi)
238 93 107
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
128 120 124
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
119 105 112
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA - -
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.05 8.21 7.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Bolt EV Kia Soul EV Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Compound Crank Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA - -

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