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2022 MINI Hardtop vs. 2021 Nissan Leaf Review

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2022 MINI

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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2021 Nissan

MSRP*: $31,670 to $43,970
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Invoice* $19,000 to $30,470 $30,001 to $41,634
MPG - City 25 - 29 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 34 - 38 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 134-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 189-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 147-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System), 214-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, M/T 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 134 - 228 hp 147 - 214 hp
Exterior Length 152.2 - 159.1 in 176.4 in
Exterior Width 68.0 in 70.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 - 32.3 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Head Room Front 38.3 - 40.3 in
Rear 36.9 - 37.5 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Leaf than the MINI Hardtop, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Leaf will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the MINI Hardtop.

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). Based on MSRP, the MINI Hardtop is clearly a better financial choice over 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 MINI Hardtop carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Nissan Leaf.

Since the MINI Hardtop is much slimmer than the Nissan Leaf, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the MINI Hardtop, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Leaf.

The MINI Hardtop has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Leaf, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

The MINI Hardtop has less horsepower than the Nissan Leaf, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the MINI Hardtop does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan Leaf.

The MINI Hardtop has less seating than the Nissan Leaf, making the Nissan Leaf the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the MINI Hardtop than that of the Nissan Leaf.