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2015 Nissan LEAF vs. 2014 Ford Focus ST Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Focus ST, the Nissan LEAF may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
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.

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). 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.

Dimensions
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.

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

Handling
The Nissan LEAF has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford Focus ST, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
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.

Utility
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.

Warranty
The Nissan LEAF comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Focus ST.

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2015 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*: $29,010 - $35,120

2014 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,115
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.05% --
City MPG: 126
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
23
Highway MPG: 101 --
Engine(s): 107-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $27,486 - $33,265 $22,486

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