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Selected Style FWD 4-Door 4-Door HB SV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $33,707 $35,200
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $35,668 $37,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,808
$33,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,800
$35,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$830 / month
$587 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The unlikely Toyota-Tesla partnership has produced what may just be the best battery-electric vehicle below Tesla's own Model S luxury sedan. Its power, 100 miles of real-world range, and interior space add up to a very appealing electric crossover. The 2012 Nissan Leaf is, quite simply, the first battery electric vehicle built in volume by any major carmaker; if you can get comfortable with its range of 70 to 100 miles, it's the greenest car you can buy.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 52.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 51.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 31.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.2 98.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 61.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.7 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.1 175.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 37.2 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 73.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 24.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 14.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.5 x 0.6
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) - TBD - 11.1 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) 34.8 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 36.1
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 P225/65R17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/65R17 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4032 3385
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - NA
Engine
Engine Type Electric Electric
Fuel System NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 207 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code NA EM61
Displacement NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 154 @ 2800 107 @ - TBD -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - 106
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - 99
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - 92
Battery Range (mi) - 73
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA RE1F61A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.73 7.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name Toyota RAV4 EV Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double-wishbone Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 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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