We got a kick out of this.

In the video above, an Ohio Chevrolet dealership shows us a 2014 Chevrolet Volt to compare to the 2014 Nissan LEAF, but the comparison is one-sided, as you'd expect.

This "comparison" sounded more like a bashing towards a competitor in an attempt to attract sales to the dealership to buy the Volt over the LEAF.

Both vehicles have a lot to compare and contrast regardless of the Volt's standard 17" alloy wheels and available options.

So, if you are in the market for either a Nissan LEAF or a Chevrolet Volt, here are just a few of the many things to consider:

  • Your daily commute - How often do you drive more than the rated range of 84 miles of the LEAF?
  • Initial cost - The LEAF starts off ~$5,000 less and works its way up to the Volt's price point with available options.
  • Maintenance costs - The LEAF has very little to maintain, while the Volt still needs most of the maintenance a normal ICE vehicle needs.
  • Practicality- Cargo space, room for driver and passengers.
Differences aside, the Volt and LEAF each have their upsides and downside, so it all comes down to what you like, need, and want.

To those who own an all-electric vehicle or a plug in hybrid: What vehicle did you purchase and why did you buy it over one of the competitive plug-in vehicles?

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