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
Pricing
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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