2018 Nissan Leaf vs 2018 Chevy Volt

All-electric vehicles are often hard to find, let alone all-electric vehicles for a reasonable price. Luckily, the 2018 Nissan Leaf perfectly fills this gap. It gets great mileage, along with surprising performance and a wide range of technological features, all for a reasonable price point, making it an excellent choice looking for anyone to go green. But how does it stack up against the competition from other brands? Check out this 2018 Nissan Leaf vs 2018 Chevy Volt comparison.

In order to make sure you are getting a fair comparison between these two vehicles, we will be comparing the base trim level of both vehicles. These are the trim levels that most closely match each other in price point and range of features. Continue reading to see these two vehicles compares with specific metrics. If you are in the Lee's Summit MO area and are considering a new Nissan Leaf, follow this link for more information. 

2018 Nissan Leaf


2018 Chevy Volt

$29,990* MSRP $33,220
150 miles ** Electric Mileage Range 53 miles
147 horsepower Engine Power 101 horsepower
23.6 cubic feet Interior Cargo Volume 10.6 cubic feet

Which Electric Vehicle is Right for You?

This direct comparison gives an obvious result: the 2018 Nissan Leaf is hands-down superior to the 2018 Chevy Volt. It is better-performing and more spacious, all for a significantly lower price. Let's take a closer look at why this is the case. 

When looking at electric mileage range, which is the main reason to purchase an electric vehicle, the two barely even compare. The 2018 Nissan Leaf manages to get 100 more miles than the Chevy Volt on purely-electric power. 

Additionally, people would generally expect that a fully-electric motor is not going to provide the same amount of power as a gas-powered engine. However, the 2018 Nissan Leaf actually gets significantly more horsepower than the 2018 Chevy Volt. 

*Disclaimer: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price 

**Disclaimer: Mileage estimates only. Range will vary depending upon driving/charging habits, speed, conditions, weather, temperatures, and battery age. The driver’s display shown does not show default screen settings. 

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