Compare 2017 Nissan Leaf vs 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Nissan Leaf
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
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S Hatchback
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
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4-Door Limited Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
e-Golf 4-Door Limited Edition N/A N/A $32,443 $33,795
e-Golf 4-Door SE N/A N/A $29,275 $30,495
e-Golf 4-Door SEL Premium N/A N/A $35,515 $36,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,064
$32,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,680
$33,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$511 / month
$563 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is a Golf that happens to run only on electricity, but its range is now sub-par.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Highway
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 93.5
Second Hip Room (in)
50 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
175 168.1
Height, Overall (in)
61 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23.6 22.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 10.7
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 11.3
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 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3323 2455
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 214
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
107 134
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 119
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
101 111
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
107 125
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
7.94 3.61
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 Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.70
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Volkswagen e-Golf
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

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