Compare 2018 Nissan Leaf vs 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2018 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 $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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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
$28,412
$32,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,990
$33,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$563 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.4
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 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
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 168.1
Height, Overall (in)
61.4 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23.6 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 52.7
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 10.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 2455
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 3282 134
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 214
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
151 125
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
125 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 119
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
100 111
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
8.19 3.61
Trans Type
1 1
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.70
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Volkswagen e-Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link

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