Compare 2018 Tesla Model 3 vs 2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Tesla Model 3
2018 Nissan Leaf
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Mid Range Battery RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mid Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $46,000
Long Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $49,000
Long Range Battery AWD N/A N/A N/A $53,000
AWD Performance N/A N/A N/A $64,000
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Hatchback S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hatchback S N/A N/A $28,412 $29,990
Hatchback SV N/A N/A $30,776 $32,490
Hatchback SL N/A N/A $34,285 $36,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$28,412
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,000
$29,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$767 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Tesla Model 3 promises Tesla chic at mass-market prices, at least when less expensive versions arrive, but build quality should be any buyer’s biggest worry. The 2018 Nissan Leaf is improved in every way over its aged predecessor: it’s better-looking, nicer inside, and has more power and battery range, at a relatively affordable price.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 50
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97 92.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 33.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.6
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 176.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 61.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 30
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 23.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 11.5
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)
14 11.1
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)
38.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3838 3433
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 236
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 147 @ 3282
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
123 112
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
117 100
Battery Range (mi)
260 151
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
128 125
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.00 8.19
Summary
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model 3 Nissan LEAF
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut

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