2021 Nissan Leaf vs. Its Competition

2021 Nissan Leaf
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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 Ford Mustang Mach-E is an exciting new electric car with trick styling, a 300-mile version, and a massive touchscreen.

The Bolt EV 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.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2021 Nissan Leaf has matured from its awkward early years into a useful, efficient, mainstream electric hatchback.
6.8
The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV provides a long driving range in a flexible hatchback body for the city—but it comes up short in charm and polish.
8.6
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vaults the famed pony car into the electrified age.
6.8
The 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric is hard to find in some U.S. markets, but it's one of the best affordable long-range electric vehicles.
6.6
The 2021 Niro EV offers a roomy layout and a long driving range, but it might not add up to the stunning value elsewhere in the Kia lineup.
7.5
It’s not perfect, but the 2020 Tesla Model 3 has a devoted following and growing list of fans.
MSRP From     
$31,620$36,500$42,895$37,390N/A$35,000
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Engine     
ElectricElectricGas/ElectricElectricN/AElectric
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsSmall station wagonSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDN/AMid-Size Cars
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S Hatchback5-Door Wagon LTSelect RWDSEL FWDN/AStandard Range RWD
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Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5555N/A5
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N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
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HatchbackWagonSport UtilitySport UtilityN/ASedan
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AutomaticNAAutomaticAutomaticN/AAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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