- Jul 2, 2011
Why aren't you looking at the Bolt?
Oh yeah that's right, we did like the Bolt but the seats were pretty cramped and its system wasn't as integrated as the Model 3 for planning long trips, a big selling feature in our case**.
I think I just forgot about it because it was kinda in a tough niche between the more affordable Leaf and the entry level luxury sedan segment - while packaged as an economy hatchback. It's a good car though I agree.
The Nissan Leaf was more comfortable to ride in by comparison to the Bolt, but for range the Bolt is a better option.
At around $37.5k I'd say it could top the Leaf unless you're set on paying closer to $30k or care more about seat comfort than range on a trip.
Worth test driving both for sure.
** have to pull out third party apps and spend time planning trips and figure out which chargers to go to etc, and then hope they are well maintained by various entities running them, and the charging speed was something like a third so half an hour to top off would end up being one and a half. On the model 3 you just tell it where you wanna go in the dash itself and it handles all that, planning the trip, listing the chargers and how long it would take etc, saving half an hr of fiddling with various apps.