Compare 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV vs 2012 Nissan Leaf

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV
2012 Nissan Leaf
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $47,808 $49,800
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4-Door HB SV
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.8
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
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 37.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.1 175.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
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 with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 24.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P205/55R16
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4032 3385
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
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 -
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
154 @ 2800 107 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Fuel System
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 207 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA EM61
Displacement
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - NA
Battery Range (mi)
- 73
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 106
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 99
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 92
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 EV Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Torsion Beam
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 -
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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