Compare 2013 Nissan Leaf vs 2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Nissan Leaf
2013 Tesla Model S
Add Vehicle
Select style
4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $26,986 $28,800
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,810 $31,820
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,635 $34,840
Select style
4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $89,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,986
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,800
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$480 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 is the greenest car you can buy--if you can live with between 70 and 100 miles of driving range on a full battery charge. The Tesla Model S is a revolutionary electric car that blends sporty handling and lots of space, with a range of battery sizes so buyers can choose (and pay for) only the range they need.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize NA
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
50.0 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 94.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 116.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 196.0
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.63 14.4 x 1.1
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)
11.14 x 1.1 14.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.1 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 37.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 245/45R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 245/45R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3256 4647
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Fuel System
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 @ - TBD - 325
Engine Order Code
EM61 NA
Displacement
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 @ - TBD - 362 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
129 88 (2012)
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
115 89 (2012)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
102 90 (2012)
Battery Range (mi)
75 160
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
RE1F61A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.9377 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 9.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Tesla Model S
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - TBD -

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Continue