Compare 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric vs 2020 Nissan Leaf

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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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 $35,186 $36,500
Bolt EV 5-Door Wgn Premier N/A N/A $40,198 $41,700
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Limited FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Kona EV Limited FWD N/A N/A $40,560 $41,800
Kona EV SEL FWD N/A N/A $36,237 $37,190
Kona EV Ultimate FWD N/A N/A $43,780 $45,400
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,186
$40,560
$29,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,500
$41,800
$31,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$697 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV provides a long driving range in a flexible hatchback body for the city—but it comes up short in charm and polish. The 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric is hard to find in some U.S. markets, but it's one of the best affordable long-range electric vehicles. The 2020 Nissan Leaf has outgrown its nerdy, commuter-car phase and steers now toward mainstream.
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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 Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 33.4 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 52.2 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 55.5 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.4 92.4 92.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.7 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.5 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.5 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.3 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 70.9 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
164 164.6 176.4
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 61.2 61.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 62 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 102.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 45.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 19.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 19.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 30
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 23.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x - TBD - 12 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 x - TBD - 11.8 11.5
Brake Type
Partially Regenerative Electro-Hydraulic 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
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 34.8
Steering Type
Column-Mounted Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P215/55HR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QBM NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P215/55HR17 P205/55HR16
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 3770 3538
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7 16 X 6.5
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
266 291 236
Engine Order Code
EN0 NA NA
Displacement
NA - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 201 @ 3600 147 @ 3282
Engine Type
Electric Electric Electric
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
259 258 150
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
127 132 123
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 120 111
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
108 108 99
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.05 7.98 8.19
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Bolt EV Hyundai Kona EV Nissan LEAF
Body Style
Wagon Sport Utility Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Solid Stabilizer Bar Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank (Torsion Beam) Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
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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