Compare 2017 Ford Focus Electric vs 2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 Ford Focus Electric
2017 Nissan Leaf
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $29,064 $30,680
LEAF SL Hatchback N/A N/A $34,843 $36,790
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $32,394 $34,200

2017 Nissan Leaf Vs. 2017 Ford Focus Electric: Compare Cars

Nissan's Leaf and Ford's Focus Electric represent two very different answers to the same question: What should a compact hatchback electric car look like? For many years, looks took a second place to electric range, where the Leaf had a decisive advantage—but that's no longer the case for 2017.

Both the electric Focus and the dedicated Leaf model are compact five-door hatchbacks powered entirely by a lithium-ion battery pack. So which is right for you?

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$29,064
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$30,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$511 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The fun-to-drive 2017 Ford Focus Electric finally gets the range boost and DC fast-charging it's needed for years, but Ford's sole electric car is still only available in a few markets. Eclipsed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV's 200-mile-plus range, the Nissan Leaf is best enjoyed with the substantial discounts dealers are eager to offer.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 0 mpg
Highway
- 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
- 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.3
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
- 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 175
Height, Overall (in)
- 61
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 23.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 30
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.5
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 34.2
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
- P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3323
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
- Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6
Engine
Engine Type
- Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 187
Engine Order Code
- NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 107
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 101
Battery Range (mi)
- 107
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 112
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 7.94
Trans Type
- 1
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Trans Order Code
- NA
Summary
Body Style
- Hatchback
Vehicle Name
- Nissan LEAF
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut

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