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2021 Ford Mustang vs. 2021 Nissan LEAF Review

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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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2021 Nissan
LEAF

MSRP*: $31,670 to $43,970
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Invoice* $26,117 to $49,780 $30,001 to $41,634
MPG - City 14 - 21 MPG 114 - 123 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 29 MPG 94 - 99 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.5 ft3 30.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric)
Transmission Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 330 - 480 hp 147 - 214 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 70.5 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.6 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan LEAF than the Ford Mustang, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Mustang, drivers may find the Nissan LEAF a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Mustang is much higher than that for the Nissan LEAF.

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

Handling
The Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan LEAF.

Utility
The Ford Mustang has less seating than the Nissan LEAF, making the Nissan LEAF the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Mustang has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan LEAF, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Ford Mustang comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan LEAF.