2016 Chevy Volt vs 2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric cars are the wave of the future, everyone knows that. As vehicle manufacturers continue to have their best minds at work on creating the high-tech vehicles we yearn for, we get the luxury of testing all these future cars and deciding on which innovations we love and which old-school machinery we are ready to do away with.

When it comes to comparing the 2016 Chevy Volt against the 2016 Nissan Leaf, one point of knowledge that can be helpful to understand is the difference between a hybrid-electric car and an all-electric car. While technically a hybrid uses both electric power and gas power to make the engine go, some can use either one of those power modes by itself if ever the other isn't able to be used. An all-electric motor does not have the option of a gas engine as a backup plan. However, when the vehicle is all-electric you are able to go further on an electric charge than you would a hybrid model.

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2016 Chevy Volt vs 2016 Nissan Leaf
$33,170 MSRP $29,101
53 (Total Range 420) Mile Range on One Charge 84 (107 with 30kWh lithium-ion)
Gas and Electric Motor All-Electric
Yes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatible? No

The 2016 Chevy Volt in Colorado Springs, CO

As you can see from the chart, the 2016 Chevy Volt and the 2016 Nissan Leaf bring different types of energy consumption to the table. If you are looking to go as far as possible on as little fuel as possible, then the 2016 Chevy Volt is for you. Built with an all-new 1.5L direct-injected, high-efficiency engine, the Chevy Volt has the ability to use both an electric charge and a gas-powered engine to reach up to 420 miles without stopping on a full tank of gas and full charge, which is 313 more miles than the maximum range on the 2016 Nissan Leaf. Volt buyers are expected to be able to go more than 1,000 miles between tank fill ups by charging the electric motor regularly. When it comes to total distance covered without stopping, the hybrid technology that powers the 2016 Chevy Volt is really the way to go.

While there may be a plethora of technology hidden under the hood, you can bet that both the 2016 Chevy Volt and the 2016 Nissan Leaf have plenty of technology right at your fingertips as well. The 2016 Chevy Volt comes equipped with Chevrolet MyLink, an intuitive gadget that features Apple CarPlay compatibility, Siri Eyes Free texting, and available OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation all broadcasted on an 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen. The 2016 Nissan Leaf comes standard with NissanConnect, which integrates Bluetooth Streaming Audio, Voice Recognition, and HD Radio into a 5-inch monitor on your dash. Unfortunately the 2016 Nissan Leaf does not come compatible with Apple CarPlay, however, they do have their own system in the place where you can access your favorite apps including Facebook and Pandora.

If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Chevy Volt, be sure to call us at Mike Maroone Colorado or stop by our website and schedule a test drive.

2016 Chevy Volt at Car Show
2016 Chevy Volt Steering Wheel
2016 Chevy Volt Interior
2016 Chevy Volt Plug-In Charger

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