Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Nissan LEAF than in the Volvo C30, due to the Nissan LEAF's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo C30.
With the Volvo C30 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.
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 Volvo C30. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Nissan LEAF will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volvo C30.
The Nissan LEAF is about the same width as the Volvo C30. 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 Volvo C30.
The Nissan LEAF has much less torque than the Volvo C30, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Nissan LEAF has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volvo C30, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan LEAF is significantly less powerful than the Volvo C30. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
The Nissan LEAF offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo C30, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Nissan LEAF has less cargo capacity than the Volvo C30, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The basic warranty of the Nissan LEAF is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volvo C30.
Compare the 2013 Nissan LEAF and the 2013 Volvo C30.
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MSRP*: $28,800 - $34,840
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MSRP*: $25,500 - $32,850
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|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$26,986 - $32,635||$23,970 - $30,879|
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