Compare 2018 Nissan Leaf vs 2018 Tesla Model 3

2018 Nissan Leaf
2018 Tesla Model 3
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S Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $28,412 $29,990
LEAF SL Hatchback N/A N/A $34,285 $36,200
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $30,776 $32,490
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Long Range Battery AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model 3 Long Range Battery AWD N/A N/A N/A $53,000
Model 3 Long Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $49,000
Model 3 Mid Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $46,000
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $64,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,412
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,990
$53,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$883 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is improved in every way over its aged predecessor: it’s better-looking, nicer inside, and has more power and battery range, at a relatively affordable price. The 2018 Tesla Model 3 promises Tesla chic at mass-market prices, at least when less expensive versions arrive, but build quality should be any buyer’s biggest worry.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 97
Second Hip Room (in)
50 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
61.4 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 113.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 13.2
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 14
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)
34.8 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P235/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P235/45WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 4072
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 3282 -
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
100 112
Battery Range (mi)
151 310
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
125 120
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 116
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
8.19 9.00
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Tesla Model 3
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
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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