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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
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2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 60D
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 60D N/A N/A N/A $73,000
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $76,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 75D N/A N/A N/A $79,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $89,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD P100D N/A N/A N/A $134,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $109,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 60 N/A N/A N/A $68,000
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 N/A N/A N/A $71,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 75 N/A N/A N/A $74,500
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $75,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 85D N/A N/A N/A $85,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $88,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P85D N/A N/A N/A $105,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $108,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $70,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $80,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,486
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,010
$73,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$484 / month
$1217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. There's still no direct competition for the 2016 Tesla Model S, which offers elegant design, 240 miles or more of all-electric range, and jaw-dropping acceleration in the higher-end models. It's one of a kind.
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City
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Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 35.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 94
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 55
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
50 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
175 196
Height, Overall (in)
61 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 116.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24 26.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 14
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 14.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P245/45WR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3256 4647
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 518
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
101 -
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
84 218
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
114 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.94 9.73
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 8.28
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Tesla Model S
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback 2016.5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - - TBD -
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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