Compare 2011 Nissan Leaf vs 2011 Toyota Prius

2011 Nissan Leaf
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4-Door HB SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SL w/Cold Weather Pkg N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door HB SL-e w/Cold Weather Pkg N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door HB SV w/Cold Weather Pkg N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $31,394 $32,780
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,293 $33,720
4-Door HB SL-e N/A N/A $32,293 $33,720
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5-Door HB I
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB I 51 48 $21,014 $22,120
5-Door HB II 51 48 $22,108 $23,520
5-Door HB III 51 48 $22,825 $24,520
5-Door HB IV 51 48 $25,431 $27,320
5-Door HB V 51 48 $26,801 $28,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,394
$21,014
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,780
$22,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$546 / month
$369 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Nissan Leaf is the first all-electric car from a major carmaker; if you can live with a 100-mile range, it's the greenest car on the market. 51 mpg city! The 2011 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage hybrid on the market, but that doesn't get in the way of practicality or comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 51 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.0 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.3 93.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.5 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
175.0 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.5 21.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
24.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.6 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 1.1 10.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.1 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3366 3042
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ - TBD - 105 @ 4000/153 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
EM61 NA
Displacement
NA 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 @ - TBD - 98 @ 5200/80 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
NA - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 48
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
92 -
Battery Range (mi)
73 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 51
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
106 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
99 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 50
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
RE1F61A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.93 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Toyota Prius
Body Style
4 Door Hatchback 5 Door Liftback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA 10
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 3.8
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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