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2013 Nissan Leaf vs. Chevy Volt

2013 Nissan Leaf in QuincyAs you consider the 2013 Nissan Leaf in MA, you’re likely looking at other similar electric cars in the area. It’s true that there are options, though when you compare the Leaf to other cars side by side, it’s often the Leaf that comes out on top. One popular choice to compare it to is the Chevy Volt. Let’s see how these two cars stack up against one another.

First and foremost, let’s discuss gas mileage. Most people looking at the Nissan Leaf, or other electric or hybrid cars, is doing so primarily because they want to get the best gas mileage possible. Based solely on this factor, the Leaf is hands and away the winner. It gets the equivalent of 129 miles per gallon in the city and a 102 miles per gallon on the highway, while the Chevy pales in comparison at 40 mpg on the highway and 35 mpg in the city.

When it comes to the size of the car itself, the Nissan Leaf is the winner for those who want a midsize sedan. It can comfortably seat five, compared to the compact Chevy Volt which can only seat four. The Volt is a typical sedan, while the 2013 Nissan Leaf in MA offers the convenience of a hatchback.

Both cars have many standard features, but in some cases the Leaf takes it a step further. For example, it has air conditioning vents in the front and back, while the Volt only has vents in the front. A navigation system is standard in the Leaf, while the Volt requires an upgrade to get one, and the Leaf has several optional features as well.

Of course, price is a factor too, and while the prices of either car will vary based on the promotions available when you purchase yours, the trim and extras you want, as well as which year you purchase, one thing is certain: The manufacturer’s suggested base price of the 2013 Nissan Leaf is less than the manufacturer’s suggested base price for the Volt.

Want a closer look at the Nissan Leaf? Check out this video and then schedule a test drive with your favorite Nissan Leaf dealer in Boston!