Compare 2019 Nissan Leaf vs 2019 Tesla Model 3 vs 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf

2019 Nissan Leaf
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2019 Tesla Model 3
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2019 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 S PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $34,616 $36,550
LEAF SL Hatchback N/A N/A $34,381 $36,300
LEAF SL PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $40,291 $42,550
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $30,881 $32,600
LEAF SV PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $36,471 $38,510
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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 $49,900
Model 3 Long Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $44,500
Model 3 Mid Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $42,900
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $59,900
Model 3 Standard Range Battery Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $39,900
Model 3 Standard Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000
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4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
e-Golf 4-Door SE N/A N/A $30,619 $31,895
e-Golf 4-Door SEL Premium N/A N/A $37,339 $38,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,412
N/A
$30,619
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,990
$49,900
$31,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$832 / month
$532 / 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
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50 52.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 56.3 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.7 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.7 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 35.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 40.3 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 97 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.2 60.8
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 184.8 168.1
Height, Overall (in)
61.4 56.8 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.2 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 113.2 103.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 72.8 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23.6 - 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 - 52.7
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 13.2 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 14 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.8 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P235/45WR18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P235/45WR18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 4072 3455
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 3282 - 134
Engine Type
Electric Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 - 214
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 112 111
Battery Range (mi)
151 310 125
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124 120 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 116 119
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
8.19 9.00 3.61
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Tesla Model 3 Volkswagen e-Golf
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
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2019 Nissan Leaf
  • 2019 LEAF now gets up to 225 mile range
  • Rebates: $1,000 off select trims + eligible for tax credits
  • Lease: From $234 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months + $1,000 bonus
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2019 Volkswagen e-Golf
  • 2019 VW e-Golf is in very limited supply
  • Rebates: $500 credit for recent grads
  • Lease: No special offers, which is unusual
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR for 60 months
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