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 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model 3 Long Range AWD N/A N/A N/A $48,990
Model 3 Long Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $44,500
Model 3 Mid Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $42,900
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $56,990
Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $39,990
Model 3 Standard Range 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
$48,990
$31,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$817 / 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 Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 72.8 70.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 - 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23.6 - 22.8
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
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 12.6 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.8 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3433 4072 3455
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 - 214
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 3282 - 134
Engine Type
Electric Electric Electric
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 112 111
Battery Range (mi)
150 310 125
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124 120 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 116 119
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
8.19 9.00 3.61
Trans Type
1 1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
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
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
-
Rollover Rating
-
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