Compare 2011 Nissan Leaf vs 2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5

2011 Nissan Leaf
2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5
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4-Door HB SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SL w/Cold Weather Pkg N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door HB SL-e w/Cold Weather Pkg N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door HB SV w/Cold Weather Pkg N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $31,394 $32,780
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,293 $33,720
4-Door HB SL-e N/A N/A $32,293 $33,720
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A $109,000
2-Door Convertible Sport N/A N/A N/A $128,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,394
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,780
$109,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$546 / month
$1817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Nissan Leaf is the first all-electric car from a major carmaker; if you can live with a 100-mile range, it's the greenest car on the market.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Two-Seater Passenger Car
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 36.7
Second Hip Room (in)
50.0 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 26.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 44.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 92.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 155.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
24.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.6 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 175/50R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3366 2723
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 @ - TBD - 288 @ 5000-6000
Engine Type
Electric Electric Pwr
Fuel System
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ - TBD - 273 @ 5400
Engine Order Code
EM61 NA
Displacement
NA NA
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
73 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
106 - TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
99 - TBD -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
92 - TBD -
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
RE1F61A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.93 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hatchback 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Tesla Roadster 2.5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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