mwalsh wrote:Saw my first Bolt in the wild yesterday and found myself being just a hair disappointed that it was so small compared to my Gen 1 LEAF. I don't know why - it's not like I'd not seen the Bolt before, but I guess I never have been side-by-side next to one.
It probably won't stop me from buying in, but it might give me pause for thought if another option in a similar size to my LEAF but with Bolt range came about in the next few years. A Volt with Bolt underpinnings would be just perfect, even with the slight range hit.
The Bolt EV actually has more passenger space than the Leaf, and fits taller people more comfortably. The Leaf has more hatch space, but not by much.
I'm a taller person and I can say for me, thats simply not true. The Leaf has more head room than the Bolt and FOR SURE the Volt, which is downright awful for head room IMO. True that the Bolt and to a lesser degree Volt has slightly more leg length
room, but when I put both the Bolt and Volt all the way back, the drivers seat was almost touching the rear passenger seat
It's all about spin and numbers. I believe both the Bolt and Volt are categorized as a small station wagon, or something like that, which makes their interior numbers look
larger than the Leaf. Look I'm not saying the Leaf is a large car and sure I'd like more room, especially cargo but compared to either of the Chevys it seems large.
It all boils down to what feels best to you
, if you have very long legs and don't care about rear seat room, and aren't that tall, get a Bolt or possibly a Volt but IMO the Volt is way too small, unless you are also small, at lest with the Bolt a taller person has a chance.
I'm not even going to get into the Bolt's cramped