Compare 2021 Nissan Leaf vs 2021 Tesla Model Y

2021 Nissan Leaf
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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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