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2017 Nissan LEAF vs. 2018 Ford Focus ST Review

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The Nissan LEAF offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Ford Focus ST with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus ST.

With the Ford Focus ST 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 Focus ST, 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 and the Ford Focus ST have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Nissan LEAF is much slimmer than the Ford Focus ST, 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 Focus ST.

The Nissan LEAF has much less torque than the Ford Focus ST, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Nissan LEAF has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford Focus ST, 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 Focus ST. 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 Focus ST. The Nissan LEAF has significantly less cargo room than the Ford Focus ST, 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 Focus ST.

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2017 Nissan

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MSRP*: $30,680 - $36,790

2018 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $25,075
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City MPG: 124 22
Highway MPG: 101 N/A
Engine(s): 107-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $29,064 - $34,843 $23,947

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.