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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
N/A
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
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
50 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 184.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15
Brakes
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
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
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P235/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P235/45WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3538 4072
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 3282 -
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
123 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
111 121
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99 116
Battery Range (mi)
150 322
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
8.19 9.00
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF Tesla Model 3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
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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2020 Nissan Leaf
  • 2020 Nissan LEAF travels up to 225 miles per charge
  • Rebates: $3,000 off + eligible for tax credits
  • Lease: From $114 per month for 24 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 72 months + $500 bonus
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