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2022 MINI Hardtop vs. 2023 Nissan Leaf Review

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2022 MINI

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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2023 Nissan

MSRP*: $28,040 to $36,040
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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
  • 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 Automatic, Manual Automatic
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

*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). When looking only at MSRP, the MINI Hardtop will have less of an impact on your bank account 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.

When it comes to horsepower, the MINI Hardtop is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Leaf.

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.