Range Is Not The LEAF's Strong Point When Compared To The Volt
Some dealerships seem willing to go to extremes to knock on the competition. That's true of Nissan of Bowie, creator of this video.
The dealership, in trying to emphasize the LEAF's strong points as compared to the Chevy Volt, really messes it up.
The LEAF's "useful cruising range" of 84 miles is beat soundly by the Volt's 380-mile cruising range.
And why the "awkward, slabby styling" comment? Who knows. In our poll, the Chevy Volt's design placed it well ahead (#7 overall) of the LEAF (failed to make the Top 10). For the most part, the Volt's styling has been well received. The same isn't true of the LEAF.
We would like to think that potential EV buyers are a more enlightened bunch, and would prefer to not needlessly pit two plug-ins against each other like this.
And some still wonder why dealerships often rate poorly when assessed by buyers of plug-in vehicles.
Hmm...Not How We'd Describe The Volt