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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $27,154 $28,980
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,979 $32,000
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,803 $35,020
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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 $93,400
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Nissan Leaf is the world's most popular battery electric car, and the greenest--but it can take time to get used to real-world ranges of 60 to 90 miles. Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 38.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 50 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 57.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 55
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.4 94
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 55
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 77.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 -
Length, Overall (in) 175 195.9
Height, Overall (in) 61 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 66.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 116.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 24 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 30 -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 14.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 37
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P245/45YR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P245/45YR19
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3256 4647
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 107 302 @ 5000
Engine Type Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 187 317
Engine Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 7.94 9.73
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 8.28
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan LEAF Tesla Model S
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 10.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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