Compare 2019 Nissan Leaf vs 2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Nissan Leaf
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Hatchback S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hatchback S N/A N/A $28,412 $29,990
Hatchback SV N/A N/A $30,881 $32,600
Hatchback SL N/A N/A $34,381 $36,300
Hatchback S PLUS N/A N/A $34,616 $36,550
Hatchback SV PLUS N/A N/A $36,471 $38,510
Hatchback SL PLUS N/A N/A $40,291 $42,550
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Standard Range Battery RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Standard Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000
Standard Range Battery RWD Plus N/A N/A N/A $39,900
Mid Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $42,900
Long Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $44,500
Long Range Battery AWD N/A N/A N/A $49,900
AWD Performance N/A N/A N/A $59,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,412
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,990
$35,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$583 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a quicker-accelerating, 226-mile Plus model in the lineup, the 2019 Nissan Leaf is a lot of electric car for the money. The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is a glimpse of the future in many ways; but it’s far from perfect.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 97
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 3627
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 3282 258
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 317
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
151 220
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124 138
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 131
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 124
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear 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 9.00
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Tesla Model 3
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
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2019 Nissan Leaf
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  • Rebates: $500 + eligible for tax credits
  • Lease: From $219 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months + $1,000
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