Compare 2015 Nissan Leaf vs 2015 Ford C-Max Energi

2015 Nissan Leaf
2015 Ford C-Max Energi
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4-Door HB S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $27,486 $29,010
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $30,313 $32,000
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $33,265 $35,120
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Energi 5-Door HB SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hybrid 5-Door HB SE 42 36 $22,539 $24,170
Hybrid 5-Door HB SEL 42 36 $25,337 $27,170
Energi 5-Door HB SEL 40 36 $29,626 $31,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,486
$29,626
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,010
$31,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$484 / month
$530 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in the world, and while it's a little appliance-like, it's a real car that delivers a quiet, smooth ride for only pennies per mile.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 40 mpg
Highway
- 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 41
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 99.7
Second Hip Room (in)
50 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
175 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
61 63.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 72
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 42.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24 19.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3256 3859
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 129 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 188 @ 6000
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric I-4
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122
Fuel System
- Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
114 88
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
101 -
Battery Range (mi)
84 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 40
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.94 2.57
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Ford C-Max Energi
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 390
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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