The fully revised 2018 Nissan Leaf is a brilliant sequel to the original model, which has established itself as the world’s best-selling electric car. Well over a quarter-million have been sold since its introduction in 2010. The new Leaf faces stiff competition from the Chevrolet Bolt EV, but it has a number of advantages. Let’s look at how they stack up, so come by Royal Palm Nissan to check them out!

Exterior Design

The sleek exterior of the 2018 Leaf is both aerodynamic and stylish, following Nissan’s signature design language. While the original Leaf had an unconventional appearance, the 2018 is sleek and sexy. The Chevrolet Bolt has a far more utilitarian appearance. It looks less like a car and more like an appliance.

Advantage: Leaf

Safety Technology

The 2018 Leaf is equipped with ProPILOT Assist. Nissan’s new advanced single-lane driver assistance technology, engineered to “help ease driver workload by reducing the amount of driver acceleration, steering, and braking input under certain driving conditions.” The Chevrolet Bolt offers a limited array of safety technology, but you’ll need to choose the expensive Premier trim level and add the Driver Confidence option package.

Advantage: Leaf

Certified Pre-Owned

You might also want to consider a certified pre-owned (CPO) Nissan Leaf. Lightly driven, The CPO Leaf represents an excellent value. Bolts are rare on the pre-owned market.

Advantage: Leaf

Tally It All Up and the 2018 Leaf Represents a Superior Value

We expect the 2018 Leaf to arrive not long after New Year’s Day. Drop by Royal Palm Nissan to check out the outgoing 2017 Nissan Leaf and CPO inventory today and take one out for a test drive.