Nissan LEAF Vs Competition

Nissan LEAF vs. Competition

Currently, in its second generation, the Nissan Leaf is a compact electric car. Since its introduction in 2010, the Leaf has won several accolades including the 2010 Green Car Vision Award, the 2011 World Car of the Year, and the 2011 European Car of the Year. Up till March 2019, Nissan had sold 400,000 units of the car, which makes the Leaf the all-time best selling highway-capable electric car. The eco-friendly car delivers a smooth ride and the vehicle’s cool exterior styling grabs eyeballs everywhere. When buying a Nissan Leaf in Salisbury or any other part of the country, the most obvious question to ask is how does it stack up against rivals? To answer this question, we would like to do a Nissan LEAF vs. Competition in Salisbury battle across different parameters.

1. Range
One of the drawbacks that plagued the older versions of the Leaf was their low range. Nissan realized this shortcoming and came up with a plan to gradually increase the Leaf’s range. The 2018 model featured several tweaks that saw the car’s maximum distance go up from an abysmal 107 miles to an impressive 151 miles. The range for the 2019 model was further improved to 226 miles, which enables the Leaf to keep pace with rivals such as the Hyundai Kona, Tesla’s Base Model 3, and Chevrolet Bolt.

2. Wheelbase
When it comes to exterior dimensions, the Leaf outclasses its competition. The wheelbase exceeds that of its closest rivals - Chevrolet Bolt and Hyundai Kona - by around four inches. The Leaf also features a more spacious interior than the competition.

3. Engine
The Leaf, the Bolt, and the Kona all feature electric engines. While the 2019 Nissan Leaf E+ makes 216 hp, the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric deliver 200 hp and 201 hp respectively. Forget long and boring commutes. The Leaf’s efficient and powerful engine is here to rekindle your love for driving.

4. Space
When it comes to space, the Leaf E+ leads the pack. While the Leaf E+ offers front headroom of 41.2 inches, the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV and 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric feature a front headroom that measures 39.7 inches and 39.6 inches respectively.

Source: Nissan