Compare 2014 Nissan Leaf vs 2014 Tesla Model S

2014 Nissan Leaf
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4-Door HB S
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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4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan P85D N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $93,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,154
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,980
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$483 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.6
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
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
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 -
Brakes
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
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 37
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Wheels
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
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 302 @ 5000
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 317
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 94
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
114 95
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
101 97
Battery Range (mi)
75 208
Transmission
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
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Tesla Model S
Suspension
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
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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