Compare 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2020 Nissan Leaf vs 2019 Tesla Model 3

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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2019 Tesla Model 3
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5-Door Wgn LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bolt EV 5-Door Wgn LT N/A N/A $35,301 $36,620
Bolt EV 5-Door Wgn Premier N/A N/A $39,543 $41,020
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S Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $29,935 $31,600
LEAF S PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $36,177 $38,200
LEAF SL PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $41,568 $43,900
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $32,384 $34,190
LEAF SV PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $37,643 $39,750
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Long Range AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model 3 Long Range AWD N/A N/A N/A $48,990
Model 3 Long Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $44,500
Model 3 Mid Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $42,900
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $56,990
Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $39,990
Model 3 Standard Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,301
$29,935
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,620
$31,600
$48,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$610 / month
$527 / month
$817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.0
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
A few more miles of range and modest upgrades push the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback back at the top for (non-Tesla) range, but there are other more charming urban electric cars. The 2020 Nissan Leaf has outgrown its nerdy, commuter-car phase and steers now toward mainstream. The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is a glimpse of the future in many ways; but it’s far from perfect.
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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 Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 33.5 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 41.2 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 50 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.3 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.4 92.4 97
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.3 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.5 54
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.1 42.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 51.7 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 70.5 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.6 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - -
Length, Overall (in)
164 176.4 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 61.4 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.2 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 106.3 113.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 - 15
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 30 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 23.6 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x - TBD - 11.1 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 x - TBD - 11.5 13.2
Brake Type
Partially Regenerative Electro-Hydraulic 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Steering
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 34.8 38.8
Steering Type
Column-Mounted Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/55HR16 P235/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QBM NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/55HR16 P235/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QBM NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3563 3538 4072
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - -
Engine
Fuel System
Electric - -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 236 -
Engine Order Code
EN0 NA NA
Displacement
NA - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 147 @ 3282 -
Engine Type
Electric Electric Electric
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
259 150 310
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
127 124 120
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 112 116
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
108 99 112
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.05 8.19 9.00
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 All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Bolt EV Nissan LEAF Tesla Model 3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Solid Stabilizer Bar Strut Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank (Torsion Beam) Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (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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