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2015 Nissan LEAF vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen GTI than the Nissan LEAF, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen GTI.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen GTI 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 Volkswagen GTI. 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 Volkswagen GTI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan LEAF is a little narrower than the Volkswagen GTI, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Volkswagen GTI.

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

Handling
The Nissan LEAF has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 Volkswagen GTI. 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 Volkswagen GTI. The Nissan LEAF has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 Volkswagen GTI.

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2015 Nissan
LEAF

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

2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.05% --
City MPG: 126
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
25
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $27,486 - $33,265 $23,419 - $28,411

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