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2013 BMW 128 vs. 2014 Nissan LEAF Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan LEAF than the BMW 128, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 128.

Convenience
With the BMW 128 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan LEAF, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the BMW 128 or the Nissan LEAF, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 128 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
The BMW 128 is a little narrower than the Nissan LEAF, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the BMW 128 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan LEAF.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 128 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan LEAF.

Handling
The BMW 128 has a larger turning radius than the Nissan LEAF, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 128 has a much more powerful engine than the Nissan LEAF. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 128 has less seating than the Nissan LEAF, making the Nissan LEAF the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW 128 has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan LEAF, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 128 than that of the Nissan LEAF.

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2013 BMW
128

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MSRP*: $31,500
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2014 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*: $28,980 - $35,020
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.99% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% As low as 1.03%
City MPG: 19 106
Highway MPG: 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 107-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $28,980 $27,154 - $32,803

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