Compare 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs 2020 Tesla Model 3

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2020 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 $35,186 $36,500
Bolt EV 5-Door Wgn Premier N/A N/A $40,198 $41,700
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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 $46,990
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $54,990
Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $37,990
Model 3 Standard Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,186
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,500
$46,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.5
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. It’s not perfect, but the 2020 Tesla Model 3 has a devoted following and growing list of fans.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small station wagon Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.4 97
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
164 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 56.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 15
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 x - TBD - 13.2
Brake Type
Partially Regenerative Electro-Hydraulic 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x - TBD - 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Column-Mounted Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
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 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P235/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QBM NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P235/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QBM NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3563 4031
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA -
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Fuel System
Electric -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 -
Engine Order Code
EN0 NA
Displacement
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 -
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
108 116
Battery Range (mi)
259 353
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
127 124
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 121
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA -
Transmission
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 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Bolt EV Tesla Model 3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Solid Stabilizer Bar Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank (Torsion Beam) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
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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