Compare 2020 Nissan Leaf vs 2020 Tesla Model 3

2020 Nissan Leaf
2020 Tesla Model 3
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S Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $29,935 $31,600
LEAF S PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $36,177 $38,200
LEAF SL PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $41,568 $43,900
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $32,384 $34,190
LEAF SV PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $37,643 $39,750
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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 $46,990
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $54,990
Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $37,990
Model 3 Standard Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,935
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,600
$46,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$527 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Nissan Leaf has outgrown its nerdy, commuter-car phase and steers now toward mainstream. It’s not perfect, but the 2020 Tesla Model 3 has a devoted following and growing list of fans.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Highway
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize 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 Up (ft³)
23.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 -
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 12.6
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
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
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3538 4031
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
99 116
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
150 353
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
123 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
111 121
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
8.19 9.00
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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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