Compare 2013 Tesla Model S vs 2013 Nissan Leaf

2013 Tesla Model S
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$26,986
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$28,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$480 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
NA Midsize
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 92.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
196.0 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
116.5 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 30.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 24.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x 1.1 11.5 x 0.63
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)
14.0 x 1.3 11.14 x 1.1
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)
37.0 34.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A 36.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
245/45R19 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45R19 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
4647 3256
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 6000 107 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Fuel System
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 187 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA EM61
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
89 (2012) 115
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
90 (2012) 102
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA NA
Battery Range (mi)
160 75
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
88 (2012) 129
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA RE1F61A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 7.9377
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
9.73 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Summary
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S Nissan LEAF
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA NA

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