Compare 2017 Chevrolet Volt vs 2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 Chevrolet Volt
2017 Nissan Leaf
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Volt 5-Door HB LT 43 42 $31,891 $33,220
Volt 5-Door HB Premier 43 42 $36,067 $37,570
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S Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $29,064 $30,680
LEAF SL Hatchback N/A N/A $34,843 $36,790
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $32,394 $34,200

2017 Chevrolet Volt vs. 2017 Nissan Leaf: Compare Cars

For the last five years, the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf have been the two best-selling plug-in electric cars in the U.S. 

This year, however, a new last year Chevy Volt faces off against a Nissan Leaf that looks identical to earlier models but offers a new and class-leading range rating of 107 miles--up notably from last year's base model 84 miles. The new Volt delivers more electric miles too: 53 of them, per the EPA, against the 38 miles of the preceding model.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,891
$29,064
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,220
$30,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$554 / month
$511 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Chevy Volt offers excellent fuel efficiency, and refined driving, improving on its predecessor in every way that counts. Eclipsed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV's 200-mile-plus range, the Nissan Leaf is best enjoyed with the substantial discounts dealers are eager to offer.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg Coming Soon
Highway
42 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.30 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.50 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 92.4
Second Head Room (in)
35.80 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.70 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.70 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.80 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.60 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.40 175
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 61
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.80 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.10 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.20 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 30
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 23.6
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)
10.00 x - TBD - 11.5
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)
10.87 x - TBD - 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.9 -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.40 34.2
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
5GP NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
5GP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/55HR16
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)
3543 3323
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
294 187
Engine Order Code
L3A NA
Displacement
1.5L/- TBD - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 107
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Electric
Fuel System
Direct Injection -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 (2016) -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 (2016) -
Battery Range (mi)
53 107
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
106 112
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 101
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive Front 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
MKV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 7.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Nissan LEAF
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
1.3 -
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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