2015 Chevy Volt vs. 2015 Nissan LEAF

2015 Chevrolet Volt

The 2015 Chevrolet Volt is a popular option for drivers looking for a hybrid sedan. While it has competition, the Volt outshines its rivals, particularly the 2015 Nissan Leaf. Both hybrids boast excellent fuel economy, but the 2015 Volt zooms past the Leaf in all other categories. Let’s take a closer look at how these two stack up!


When it comes to safety, the 2015 Chevy Volt FWD tops the 2015 Nissan Leaf S. While both vehicles earned 5-stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association in the driver front crash test, the Volt received 4 stars in passenger front crash tests; the Leaf only received 3. Additionally, the Volt earned a 5-star rating from the NHTSA in side impact crash and rollover testing whereas the Leaf only received 4 stars in both categories.

When driving a Chevy Volt, you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Every Volt comes with eight airbags and gives drivers the option of adding a back-up camera, parking sensors, and Lane Departure Warning.


For maximum protection, Chevrolet equips standard models of the 2015 Chevy Volt with a comprehensive powertrain warranty. The Volt is covered for a total of five years or 100,000 miles whereas the 2015 Nissan Leaf only gets five years or 60,000 miles.

What really brings the Volt over the top is that Chevy pays for scheduled maintenance for two years and 24,000 miles. Oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance are all covered. Nissan doesn’t pay for Leaf maintenance during ownership.

Powertrain and Performance

Tested by Car and Driver, the 2015 Chevy Volt FWD has proven to be a faster vehicle than the 2015 Nissan Leaf. Due to its 1.4 DOHC 4-cylinder hybrid engine versus the 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor of the Leaf, the Volt achieves 149 horsepower while the Leaf only reaches 107. The Volt can go from 0 to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds, leaving Leaf in the dust at 10.2 seconds. The Volt also provides a 380 mile total range compared to the 84 mile total range of the Leaf.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2015 Chevy Volt won’t leave you in the cold! With standard remote vehicle starting, drivers can easily warm the engine to heat or cool the cabin before heading to the vehicle. Unfortunately the 2015 Nissan Leaf doesn’t offer a remote start feature.

Additionally, the Volt offers features like:

  • A telescopic steering wheel
  • One-touch power windows
  • Keyless remote operated windows
  • Standard automatic headlights

Once again, the Leaf does not offer such features, making the Volt the more driver-focused hybrid.

Experience the 2015 Chevy Volt at Biggers Chevy

Our knowledgeable staff at Biggers Chevy is excited to further introduce the 2015 Chevy Volt hybrid sedan. Not only is it an economic choice, but it truly puts the driver front and center by concentrating on safety, power, and convenience. We’re conveniently located at 1385 E. Chicago St. in Elgin, so stop in to our showroom for a test drive!