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2021 Dodge Challenger vs. 2021 Nissan LEAF Review

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2021 Dodge
Challenger

MSRP*: $28,870 to $59,570
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2021 Nissan
LEAF

MSRP*: $31,670 to $43,970
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Invoice* $28,447 to $57,981 $30,001 to $41,634
MPG - City 13 - 19 MPG 114 - 123 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 MPG 94 - 99 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 30.0 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 303 - 807 hp 147 - 214 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 197.5 - 197.9 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 75.7 in 70.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 33.1 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Dodge Challenger offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan LEAF with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Dodge Challenger.

Convenience
With the Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger 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 Destination Charge for the Dodge Challenger is much higher than that for the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Nissan LEAF.

Handling
The Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger 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.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Challenger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan LEAF.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Challenger and the Nissan LEAF.

Warranty
The Dodge Challenger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan LEAF.