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Compare 2016 Ford Focus Electric vs 2016 Nissan Leaf vs 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

2016 Ford Focus Electric
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2016 Nissan Leaf
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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
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Select style
5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Focus Electric 5-Door HB N/A N/A $27,858 $29,170
Select style
4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF 4-Door HB S N/A N/A $27,486 $29,010
LEAF 4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $34,843 $36,790
LEAF 4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $32,394 $34,200
Select style
4-Door HB SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
e-Golf 4-Door HB SE N/A N/A $27,835 $28,995
e-Golf 4-Door HB SEL Premium N/A N/A $34,171 $35,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,858
$27,486
$27,835
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,170
$29,010
$28,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$484 / month
$483 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Ford Focus Electric is fun to drive, though its range is lower than the Nissan Leaf and others; its "regular car" looks may appeal to some, but it's sold only in small numbers in a handful of markets. The 2016 Nissan Leaf remains a somewhat appliance-like drive, but its new range rating of 107 miles raises it to the top of its class—and it's still smooth, quiet, and calming to drive. The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf is a competent electric car, but its specs are less competitive than before.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 51.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 33.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 41.2 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.7 92.4 93.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 50 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.3 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.3 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 52.5 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.1 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.4 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3 103.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 69.7 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 60.6 60.8
Length, Overall (in)
172.9 175 168.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 61 57.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3 5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.5 24 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 30 52.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.1 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.5 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 34.2 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3640 3256 3380
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6 16 X 6.5
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 187 199
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 107 115
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
76 84 83
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
110 126 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
105 114 116
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 101 105
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.82 7.94 3.61
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 2.70
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- - 2.70
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Ford Focus Electric Nissan LEAF Volkswagen e-Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
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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