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2014 Nissan LEAF vs. 2015 Scion FR-S Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan LEAF than the Scion FR-S. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion FR-S.

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 Scion FR-S, 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 Scion FR-S.

Dimensions
The Nissan LEAF is about the same width as the Scion FR-S. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Nissan LEAF, which is slightly longer than the Scion FR-S.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Nissan LEAF transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Scion FR-S.

Handling
The Nissan LEAF has a smaller turning radius than the Scion FR-S, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan LEAF is significantly less powerful than the Scion FR-S. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Nissan LEAF offers greater seating capacity than the Scion FR-S, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan LEAF will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion FR-S.

Warranty
The Nissan LEAF comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Scion FR-S.

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2014 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*: $28,980 - $35,020

2015 Scion
FR-S

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MSRP*: $24,900 - $29,990
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.48% --
City MPG: 126
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
22
Highway MPG: 101 --
Engine(s): 107-hp, (electric) Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $27,154 - $32,803 $23,655 - $28,491

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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