Compare 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2018 Tesla Model 3

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2018 Tesla Model 3
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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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Long Range Battery AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model 3 Long Range Battery AWD N/A N/A N/A $53,000
Model 3 Long Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $49,000
Model 3 Mid Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $46,000
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $64,000

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Invoice Price

$35,155
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,620
$53,000

Monthly Payment Estimate

$610 / month
$883 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
6.6

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 Tesla Model 3 promises Tesla chic at mass-market prices, at least when less expensive versions arrive, but build quality should be any buyer’s biggest worry.

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Fuel Economy

City

Coming Soon Coming Soon

Highway

Coming Soon Coming Soon

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

- TBD - Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

50.8 52.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.6 56.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- TBD - 97

Second Head Room (in)

37.9 37.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

52.8 54

Front Leg Room (in)

41.6 42.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

51.6 53.4

Second Leg Room (in)

36.5 35.2

Front Head Room (in)

39.7 40.3

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

59.1 62.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - -

Length, Overall (in)

164.0 184.8

Height, Overall (in)

62.8 56.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.1 62.2

Wheelbase (in)

102.4 113.2

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

69.5 72.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

16.9 15

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 13.2

Brake Type

Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 14

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA -

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- TBD - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.4 38.8

Steering Type

Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

QBM NA

Front Tire Size

P215/50R17 P235/45WR18

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

QBM NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/50R17 P235/45WR18

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 4072

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

NA -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

266 @ - TBD - -

Engine Order Code

EN0 NA

Displacement

NA -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

200 @ - TBD - -

Engine Type

Electric Electric

Fuel System

Electric -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

NA -

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

119 116

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

NA -

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

110 112

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

238 310

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

NA -

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

128 120

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Type

1 1

Drivetrain

Front wheel drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

NA -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

7.05 9.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Description Cont.

NA Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Bolt EV Tesla Model 3

Body Style

Hatchback Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

NA -

Suspension Type - Rear

Semi-independent Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Compound Crank Multi-Link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Double Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone

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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