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2018 Nissan LEAF vs. 2018 Toyota Prius Review

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Comfort
The Nissan LEAF offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Prius with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan LEAF and the Toyota Prius in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius 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 Toyota Prius. 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 Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan LEAF is a little wider than the Toyota Prius, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Nissan LEAF takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Prius.

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 Toyota Prius.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan LEAF has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher 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 Toyota Prius. The Nissan LEAF has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Prius.

Warranty
The Nissan LEAF comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius.

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2018 Nissan
LEAF

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

2018 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*: $23,475 - $30,565
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City MPG: 125 54 - 58
Highway MPG: 100 50 - 53
Engine(s): 147-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,412 - $34,285 $22,067 - $28,453

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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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.