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2012 Volkswagen Golf R

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  2012 Volkswagen Golf R 2012 Nissan Leaf, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show
MSRP
$33,990
$35,200
Invoice $32,631 $33,707
MPG
City/Highway
19/27 N/A
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • First "real" battery electric car built in volume
  • Distinctive and futuristic design
  • Quiet, smooth electric drive
  • Room for five, unlike four-seat Volt
  • Multiple financial incentives to own

Dislikes:

  • Range of only 70 to 100 miles
  • Steering and handling are uninspiring
  • Rear seats require knees-up position
  • Charger lump interrupts cargo floor
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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