2014 Chevrolet Volt vs. Its Competition

2014 Chevrolet Volt

The 2014 Chevy Volt competes against both battery-electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model S, and plug-in hybrids from Ford, Honda, and Toyota.

The Leaf offers a range of 76 miles, in a more appliance-like package--though its base price remains $6,200 lower than the Volt's, even after this year's price cut.

The Tesla Model S is a stunning luxury sedan that happens to be all-electric, offering two models with ranges over 200 miles, but its base price is now precisely twice that of the Volt.

Honda's new Accord Plug-In Hybrid offers less than half the Volt's electric range, in the well-received redesign of the Accord mid-size sedan--but it's now more expensive than the Volt after incentives.

The Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid is rated at 21 miles of range, and offers five seats in a taller, more family-friendly hatchback.

Finally, there's the plug-in version of the old reliable Toyota Prius hybrid.

That model has the lowest electric range of any plug-in sold today (11 miles, only 6 of them continuous during EPA testing), but it has the usual Prius virtues and returns 50 mpg when running on gasoline.

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The 2014 Chevrolet Volt is one of the best plug-in vehicles on the market, and it costs $5,000 less than it did last year.
The 2014 Nissan Leaf is the world's most popular battery electric car, and the greenest--but it can take time to get used to real-world ranges of 60 to 90 miles.
Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet.
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