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Category: Bolt vs. Leaf

Specs & Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts Which car you should buy really depends on what you care most about. If range is more important to you than other factors, definitely choose the Bolt, as long as you don’t mind the front seats. It’s hands down still in a different category range-wise than the Leaf, and it’s battery will likely…

Infotainment & Audio

Center Infotainment Screen I don’t love the design of interface on center screen console on the Bolt or the Leaf. The Leaf’s sure is ugly though—the design looks like it was last updated in the early 2000s. The Bolt’s interface, while not great to navigate, at least looks modern. Plus, the Bolt’s 10″ screen makes…

Driving & Comfort

While the Bolt is obviously superior in the range department, there’s more to an electric car than just how far it will go on a charge. There are some other significant differences between the two cars. Suspension & Handling The Bolt & Leaf handle differently. The Bolt feels sportier, with a stiffer suspension, and steering…

Battery & Range

Battery I’m starting here, because the most significant difference between the Bolt and Leaf is arguably the battery. The Bolt starts at about $7,000 more than the Leaf, and that’s largely due to it’s larger, better battery. The Bolt’s 60kwh battery is rated for 238 miles of range, compared to the Leaf’s 40kwh battery, which…

Chevy Bolt vs Nissan Leaf

Thinking about an electric car? The two longest-range, most affordable options that are widely available right now are the Chevy Bolt and the 2018 Nissan Leaf. Due to some slightly unfortunate circumstances (I’ll explain later), I’ve owned both at different times for several months, and mostly loved both. I still own one—read on to find…