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2018 Nissan LEAF vs. 2018 Subaru BRZ Review

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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 Subaru BRZ. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru BRZ.

Convenience
With the Subaru BRZ 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 is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru BRZ. 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 Subaru BRZ have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan LEAF is about the same width as the Subaru BRZ. If you go with the Nissan LEAF, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru BRZ.

Drivetrain
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 Subaru BRZ.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan LEAF is significantly less powerful than the Subaru BRZ. 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 Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ.

Warranty
The Nissan LEAF comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru BRZ.

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2018 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*: $29,990 - $36,200

2018 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*: $25,595 - $33,495
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City MPG: 125 21
Highway MPG: 100 N/A
Engine(s): 147-hp, (electric) Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $28,412 - $34,285 $24,421 - $31,690

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.