Compare 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2018 Nissan Leaf vs 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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2018 Nissan Leaf
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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
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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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S Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $28,412 $29,990
LEAF SL Hatchback N/A N/A $34,285 $36,200
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $30,776 $32,490
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4-Door Limited Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
e-Golf 4-Door Limited Edition N/A N/A $32,443 $33,795
e-Golf 4-Door SE N/A N/A $29,275 $30,495
e-Golf 4-Door SEL Premium N/A N/A $35,515 $36,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,155
$28,412
$32,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,620
$29,990
$33,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$500 / month
$563 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV remains the only affordable, available electric car that offers more than 200 miles of range. The 2018 Nissan Leaf is improved in every way over its aged predecessor: it’s better-looking, nicer inside, and has more power and battery range, at a relatively affordable price. The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is a Golf that happens to run only on electricity, but its range is now sub-par.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
- TBD - Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.3 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.5 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.1 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 51.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 33.5 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 41.2 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 50 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.3 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 92.4 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - -
Length, Overall (in)
164.0 176.4 168.1
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 61.4 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.2 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 106.3 103.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 70.5 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.6 60.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 23.6 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 30 52.7
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.5 10.7
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 - 11.1 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8 35.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QBM NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QBM NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3563 3433 2455
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - -
Engine
Displacement
NA - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ - TBD - 147 @ 3282 134
Engine Type
Electric Electric Electric
Fuel System
Electric - -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ - TBD - 236 214
Engine Order Code
EN0 NA NA
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
119 112 119
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
110 100 111
Battery Range (mi)
238 151 125
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
128 125 126
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA - -
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - 2.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.05 8.19 3.61
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Bolt EV Nissan LEAF Volkswagen e-Golf
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Compound Crank Torsion Beam Multi-Link
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 - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- -
Rollover Rating
- -

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