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2017 Chevrolet Volt vs Nissan Leaf: What are the Differences?

Valley Chevy - Chevrolet 2017 Volt: Grey Parked On Street Electric cars are becoming more and more popular for their low fuel costs and quiet rides. The Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf are the best-selling plug-in electric vehicles, also called EVs, in the United States.

2017 Volt vs Leaf

So far in 2016, sales of the Leaf and the Volt have been comparable. Let’s take a look at the differences between the Chevy and the Nissan.

Range Comparison

Valley Chevy - 2017 Volt vs Nissan Leaf Range Comparison
2017 Chevrolet Volt
Valley Chevy - 2017 Nissan Leaf vs Chevrolet Volt Range Comparison
2017 Nissan Leaf

Both cars power their front wheels with an electric motor, and they both have a built-in charger so that owners can connect their cars to charging stations or wall sockets to recharge the lithium-ion batteries. The 2016 Leaf with the more powerful battery has a longer range than every 2016 EV except the much more expensive Tesla Model S.

The 2017 Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid offering more electric-only miles than the last year’s model. According to the EPA, it has a range of 53 miles, which means you can easily take most trips around town without using any gas. The 2017 Volt has a range of 420 miles including its hybrid gas/electric engine, so it’s great for road trips as well.


Exterior Comparison

Valley Chevy - 2017 Volt vs Nissan Leaf Exterior Comparison
2017 Chevrolet Volt
Valley Chevy - 2017 Nissan Leaf vs Chevrolet Volt Exterior Comparison
2017 Nissan Leaf

The 2017 Chevy Volt looks like a sleek four-door sedan, but both the Volt and the Nissan Leaf are hatchbacks. Some people say the Leaf looks futuristic, while others think its bulging headlights and stubby front make it look awkward or even ugly. The Volt is longer, with narrow headlights and a unique grille that give it a sporty look.


Interior Comparison

Valley Chevy - 2017 Volt vs Nissan Leaf Interior Comparison
2017 Chevrolet Volt
Valley Chevy - 2017 Nissan Leaf vs Chevrolet Volt Interior Comparison
2017 Nissan Leaf

You can personalize the Chevrolet’s digital driver’s side display, and the center console is easier to use than that of the previous model, with fewer small buttons and touchscreen options. Leather and heated seats are available, as well as a wireless phone charger in the center console. The standard charging cord fits in a 120-volt outlet, and you can charge the Volt faster with an optional 240-volt connection.

The Leaf has similar interior space and an optional heated steering wheel. Both cars have optional leather seats and folding rear seats. The Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf both have push-button start, and the Chevy also has navigation and a rearview camera. In the Leaf, navigation is optional.


Where to Shop Chevy Volt Cars in Phoenix

Contact your Phoenix Chevy dealership for more information and to schedule a test drive of the impressive 2017 Chevrolet Volt. We’re confident that you’ll find it is the best hybrid car available today. See also: Chevy Volt vs Toyota Prius, Which One is Best?

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