Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford C-Max Hybrid than the Nissan LEAF, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan LEAF and the Ford C-Max Hybrid in the front seats.
With the Ford C-Max Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Nissan LEAF, due to its tank size and fuel economy.
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). The Nissan LEAF will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Ford C-Max Hybrid, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan LEAF will cost more in transportation costs than the Ford C-Max Hybrid.
Since the Nissan LEAF is much slimmer than the Ford C-Max Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Nissan LEAF takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford C-Max Hybrid.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Nissan LEAF does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Ford C-Max Hybrid.
The Nissan LEAF has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford C-Max Hybrid, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan LEAF is significantly less powerful than the Ford C-Max Hybrid. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan LEAF and the Ford C-Max Hybrid. The Nissan LEAF has significantly less cargo room than the Ford C-Max Hybrid, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Nissan LEAF comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford C-Max Hybrid.
Compare the 2014 Nissan LEAF and the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid.
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MSRP*: $28,980 - $35,020
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $2,500||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 1.03%||As low as 5.63%|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$27,154 - $32,803||$23,499 - $26,451|
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