Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Price Comparison
For those interested in being a part of history, here's a recap of the pricing information and a primer on how to order.
Both cars will be available at the end of this year in limited markets. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt starts in seven states at $41,000, minus a $7,500 federal tax credit, bringing the cost to about $33,500. The 2011 Nissan Leaf costs $32,780, but the federal tax credit brings it down to $25,280. In December, the Leaf arrives in California, Oregon, Arizona and Tennessee.
You can buy or lease the Volt. The lease goes for $350-a-month for 36-months, with $2,500 due at lease signing.
If you prefer the Leaf, you can place an order at Nissan's website, www.nissanusa.com.
Keep in mind that although official pricing has been announced, dealers will try to add a premium to the price due to high demand and low supply. Leasing will probably be the best option if you want to drive one of these vehicles when it first comes out.
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- Gregg Fidan
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