Compare 2015 Nissan Leaf vs 2015 Chevrolet Volt

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4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $27,486 $29,010
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $30,313 $32,000
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $33,265 $35,120
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 35 40 $32,971 $34,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,486
$32,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,010
$34,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$484 / month
$572 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in the world, and while it's a little appliance-like, it's a real car that delivers a quiet, smooth ride for only pennies per mile. The 2015 Chevrolet Volt remains the only range-extended electric car, and Chevy hasn't done a good job of explaining it, but if you can live with four seats, it's smooth, quiet, comfortable--and one way into the future of cars.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 35 mpg
Highway
- 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 53.90
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.05
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.73
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 34.10
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 37.80
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 90.0
Second Hip Room (in)
50 51.21
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 56.52
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.02
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
61 56.64
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 62.10
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.70
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 70.40
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.20
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175 177.10
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.80 x - TBD -
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)
11.5 11.50 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 36.00
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.80
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 5GN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P215/55R17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3256 3786
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 273
Engine Order Code
NA LUU
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 149
Displacement
- 1.4L/85
Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
101 -
Battery Range (mi)
84 38
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
114 98
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 40 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 35 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 37
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA MKA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.94 NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Chevrolet Volt
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 9.3
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 1.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 10
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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