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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 Nissan LEAF Review

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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New 2020 Nissan LEAF

2020 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*
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$35,300 to $37,300
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$31,600 to $43,900
Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $29,935 to $41,568
MPG - City 21 - 24 114 - 123
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 94 - 99
Engine(s) Inline-4 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW 230 than in the Nissan LEAF, due to the BMW 230'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 BMW 230.

Convenience
With the BMW 230 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 230 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 BMW 230 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
The BMW 230 is a little narrower than the Nissan LEAF, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the BMW 230 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan LEAF.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 230 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan LEAF.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a larger turning radius than the Nissan LEAF, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan LEAF.

Utility
The BMW 230 has less seating than the Nissan LEAF, making the Nissan LEAF the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW 230 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 BMW 230 than that of the Nissan LEAF.