2020 Nissan Leaf vs. Its Competition

2020 Nissan Leaf
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Leaf most often competes with other electric cars, although the Tesla Model 3 is by far the largest.

The Model 3 has a more future-forward interior and approach, not to mention the cult-like following of Tesla fans.

The Leaf is best as the un-Tesla.

The Bolt EV is on its way out and doesn’t look as sharp as the Leaf, although we like its practical interior.

The Niro EV and Kona Electric are relatively related, and have more mass-market shapes but are very hard to find.

The VW e-Golf is on its way out too; if you can find one, it’s likely steeply discounted.

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7.0
The 2020 Nissan Leaf has outgrown its nerdy, commuter-car phase and steers now toward mainstream.
6.8
A few more miles of range and modest upgrades push the 2020 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback back at the top for (non-Tesla) range, but there are other more charming urban electric cars.
6.8
At less than $30,000 after tax credits, the 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric is a great-value, high-range EV…even if it isn’t available everywhere.
6.0
The 2020 Kia Niro is a compelling eco-friendly car for those opposed to Prius-like looks.
7.5
It’s not perfect, but the 2020 Tesla Model 3 has a devoted following and growing list of fans.
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