Compare 2021 Nissan Leaf vs 2021 Tesla Model Y

2021 Nissan Leaf
2021 Tesla Model Y
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S Hatchback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LEAF S Hatchback N/A N/A $30,001 $31,670
LEAF S PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $36,243 $38,270
LEAF SL PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $41,634 $43,970
LEAF SV Hatchback N/A N/A $33,113 $34,960
LEAF SV PLUS Hatchback N/A N/A $38,371 $40,520
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Long Range AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model Y Long Range AWD N/A N/A N/A $58,990
Model Y Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $63,990
Model Y Standard Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $39,990
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Invoice Price
$30,001
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,670
$58,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$528 / month
$983 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Nissan Leaf has matured from its awkward early years into a useful, efficient, mainstream electric hatchback. The 2021 Tesla Model Y applies the Model 3’s minimalist interface, punchy performance, and roomy design to a taller, even more spacious crossover profile.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Highway
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 40.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 41
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
50 50.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.8
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 75.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 64.4
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 187
Height, Overall (in)
61.4 63.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 113.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
23.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 30.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 76.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 30.2
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 14
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 39.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P255/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P255/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3538 4555
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 19 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 19 X 9.5
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
99 117
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
150 330
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
123 131
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
111 125
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 Y
Body Style
Hatchback AWD Sport Utility
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
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
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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