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2020 BMW M4 vs. 2021 Nissan LEAF Review

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2020 BMW
M4

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2021 Nissan
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MSRP*
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$69,150 to $103,100
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$31,670 to $43,970
Invoice* $64,810 to $96,385 $30,001 to $41,634
MPG - City 17 - 18 114 - 123
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 94 - 99
Engine(s) Inline-6 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW M4 than in the Nissan LEAF, due to the BMW M4's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW M4, drivers may find the Nissan LEAF a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the BMW M4 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 BMW M4 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan LEAF, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 M4 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M4 is much wider than the Nissan LEAF, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW M4, which is slightly longer than the Nissan LEAF.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M4 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan LEAF.

Handling
The BMW M4 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Nissan LEAF, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M4 has a much more powerful engine than the Nissan LEAF. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW M4 has less seating than the Nissan LEAF, making the Nissan LEAF the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW M4 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 M4 than that of the Nissan LEAF.