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2021 Audi A5 vs. 2021 Nissan LEAF Review

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2021 Audi
A5

MSRP*: $41,800 to $44,000
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2021 Nissan
LEAF

MSRP*: $31,670 to $43,970
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Invoice* $39,292 to $41,360 $30,001 to $41,634
MPG - City 24 - 25 MPG 114 - 123 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 94 - 99 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 10.9 - 21.8 ft3 30.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric)
Transmission Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 201 - 261 hp 147 - 214 hp
Exterior Length 184.9 - 187.2 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 72.6 - 72.7 in 70.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 32.7 - 35.1 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 37.8 in
Rear 36.1 - 37.0 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi A5 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan LEAF. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

Convenience
With the Audi A5 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan LEAF, due to its larger tank size and better 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 Audi A5 is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan LEAF. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A5 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Nissan LEAF, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Nissan LEAF.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Nissan LEAF, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A5 has less horsepower than the Nissan LEAF, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan LEAF.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A5 and the Nissan LEAF. The Audi A5 has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan LEAF, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A5 than that of the Nissan LEAF.