Sir Walter Chevrolet Compares the New Chevy Bolt to All of its Top Competitors

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If you've made the decision to jump into the world of electric vehicles, you are probably trying to decide which option is best for you. While there certainly are a lot of find electric cars to peruse, there is one choice that stands out for all that it has to offer. The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt is an attractive electric car that really stands out against its top competitors. Sir Walter Chevrolet, located at 8501 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, NC, is here to show you how that is the case.

The New Chevrolet Bolt vs Nissan LEAF

The Nissan LEAF is a stalwart in the electric vehicle world. It has delighted many customers over the past 10 years with everything it has to offer. While it is still a fantastic vehicle, the Chevrolet Bolt has surpassed it in many ways that will matter to most electric vehicle drivers. When you put the Chevy Bolt up against the Nissan LEAF, it is clear to see that the Bolt is the winner.


When it comes to the realm of performance, the Chevy Bolt has the Nissan LEAF beat. Drivers who choose the Bolt will have the benefit of an engine that combines with an electric motor to bring you 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the Nissan LEAF only provides drivers with a combination that can muster 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

People who choose the Bolt will be impressed by its agile, deft handling around corners and curves. Many folks may be under the impression that an electric vehicle can't provide you with the same responsive handling of a gas-powered car, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Bolt proves that with is precise steering and impressive capability.


One of the most important aspects for many drivers in regard to electric vehicles is how far it can get you on a charge. The knock on electric cars used to be that you couldn't take them anywhere because they would run out of power quickly. Improved ranges and the availability of more charging stations make this concern a moot point for today's collection of electric vehicles.

When it does come to range, the Bolt beats out the LEAF. The Chevy EV can travel up to 259 miles on a single charge, while the LEAF can do just 226 miles. It is also impressive that the 2020 Bolt can charge for thirty minutes and be able to travel 100 miles with available DC Fast Charging.

The New Chevrolet Bolt vs Tesla Model 3

Many folks who follow the Tesla brand know that it certainly does have a reputation for being innovative and interesting. While that certainly is true, the Chevrolet Bolt is able to beat the Tesla Model 3 in a variety of areas. There is no denying that the Tesla name certainly has some intrigue, the Chevy brand is also known for providing drivers with fantastic performance and capability. The Bolt is no exception. Here are just some of the ways it brings down the Model 3:


One of the main selling points of any electric vehicle is that it can take you long distances without needing to recharge. In fact, one might be willing to say that might be one of the most attractive things about any electric vehicle when compared to its competition. In this area, the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt is the victor when compared to its competitor from Tesla. It can move up to 259 miles on a single charge, while the Tesla Model 3 falls behind at 250 miles.

When you consider the fact that the 2020 Bolt can use the available DC Fast Charging to be able to go 100 miles on just a thirty minute charge, you can see how the Bolt appears to be a vastly superior option to the 2020 Tesla Model 3.


Because Tesla tends to be very proprietary in nature, some of the tech features that certain drivers enjoy are not available on the Model 3. For example, many people enjoy having Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as being part of their driving experience. It allows them to get their texts, make and receive phone calls, and stream their music while using their phone's familiar interface. Unfortunately, this is not part of the 2020 Tesla Model 3 experience. While it does offer smartphone integration, it is not these two user-friendly apps.

The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt comes standard with these apps, as well as many other tech features. It also has an abundance of available features for drivers to consider. Fans will enjoy that the Bolt can offer all the tech they expect in a modern electric car.

The New Chevrolet Bolt vs Toyota Prius Prime

While the Toyota Prius Prime isn't a fully electric vehicle, we understand that some drivers might be considering it as a competitor to the Chevrolet Bolt. The Toyota brand has long been trusted among drivers everywhere for its reliable and dependable performance. It is true that the Prius Prime does have many impressive offerings it brings to the table, but it still doesn't beat the Chevrolet Bolt. There is a vast array of ways that the Bolt is the superior vehicle when put up head-to-head against the Prius Prime.


Some customers want to buy an electric vehicle because they want to reduce their carbon footprint. They want to do their part to help our environment. In that case, the Chevy Bolt has the Toyota Prius Prime beat because it is the only one of the two options that offer a zero emissions experience. Because the Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid vehicle, it still does give off carbon emissions.


People who have driven Chevy vehicles in the past know that they are beacons in the realm of performance. The 2020 Bolt proves that when it is head-to-head with the 2020 Prius Prime. When you drive a Bolt, you can expect it to give you 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, those who choose the Prius Prime can only count on 121 horsepower and 106 pound-feet of torque from their powertrain.


The Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid, so that does mean that it has the capability to drive in an electric-only mode for a while. This is another area where it pales in comparison to the 2020 Chevrolet Bolt. When you get behind the wheel of a Prius Prime, you will only be able to go up to 25 miles in a full-electric capacity. After that, you will need to rely on the gas engine. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Volt provides drivers with up to 259 miles of all-electric range.

The Choice is Clear at Sir Walter Chevrolet

Sir Walter Chevrolet, in Raleigh, NC, is happy to show how the Chevrolet Bolt beats out all of its competition. If you are interested in experiencing this electric vehicle for yourself, schedule a test drive with one of our sales consultants today.

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