Compare 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2021 Nissan Leaf vs 2021 Tesla Model Y

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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S Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $30,001 $31,670
LEAF S PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $36,243 $38,270
LEAF SL PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $41,634 $43,970
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $33,113 $34,960
LEAF SV PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $38,371 $40,520
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Long Range AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model Y Long Range AWD N/A N/A N/A $58,990
Model Y Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $63,990
Model Y Standard Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $39,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,186
$30,001
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,500
$31,670
$58,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$528 / month
$983 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
7.4
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 Nissan Leaf has matured from its awkward early years into a useful, efficient, mainstream electric hatchback. The 2021 Tesla Model Y applies the Model 3’s minimalist interface, punchy performance, and roomy design to a taller, even more spacious crossover profile.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon
Highway
Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Small station wagon Midsize Cars Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 50 50.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.3 56.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.4 92.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.3 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.5 54
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.1 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 51.7 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 33.5 40.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 41.2 41
Third Head Room (in)
- - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- - NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- - NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.6 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - 6.6
Length, Overall (in)
164 176.4 187
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 61.4 63.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.2 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 106.3 113.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 70.5 75.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 23.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 30 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - 30.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- - 76.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- - 30.2
Brakes
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
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 14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8 39.8
Steering Type
Column-Mounted Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QBM NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/55HR16 P255/45WR19
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 P255/45WR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3563 3538 4555
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 19 X 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 19 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - -
Engine
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
Fuel System
Electric - -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 111 125
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
108 99 117
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
259 150 330
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
127 123 131
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All 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 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 - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Bolt EV Nissan LEAF Tesla Model Y
Body Style
Wagon Hatchback AWD Sport Utility
Suspension
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 - -
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
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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2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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  • Lease: From $249/mo
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  • Finance: From 2.49% APR for 72 months
2021 Nissan Leaf
  • 2022 Nissan LEAF arriving now and hard to find; 2021s are gone
  • Lease: From $119 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: Eligible for tax credits
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 72 months
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