Wanting to cover all my bases, I went to a local Chevy dealer today and drove both a 2023 Bolt EUV and a 2020 Bolt EV. (They weren’t allowing anyone to take the newer model on the nearby highway, but they allowed some highway test driving in the older car, so I did both.)
Much as I came in predisposed to preferring the Chevy over the Nissan, I just couldn’t get there. Although the top-of-the-line Bolt EUV had all kinds of cool technology and leather seats, I think I still preferred the Leaf.
The Leaf drivers seat is more comfortable, the car feels more roomy and airy inside, it has far more cargo space without folding down the seats, and if memory serves, I think the Leaf had a more pleasing ride (for me) and was quieter.
I also think the Leaf is still a better looking car, again, a matter of personal preference.
I am shamelessly looking for your confirmation bias! Seriously, though, in spite of the knowledge that the Leaf is supposed to be discontinued in a few years and that the Chademo charging standard will be hard to come by, I’m still predisposed to going with the Nissan, even though it will probably end up costing me a few thousand more.
Does this make sense to anybody?