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2021 Nissan LEAF vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Review

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2021 Nissan
LEAF

MSRP*: $31,670 to $43,970
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2020 Porsche
718 Cayman

MSRP*: $57,500 to $99,200
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MPG - City 114 - 123 MPG 16 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 94 - 99 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 30.0 ft3 14.7 - 14.9 ft3
Engine 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric) Horizontal
Transmission Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 147 - 214 hp 300 - 414 hp
Exterior Length 176.4 in 172.4 - 175.5 in
Exterior Width 70.5 in 70.9 - 71.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
Info not available
Head Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 37.3 in
Info not available
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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

Convenience
With the Porsche 718 Cayman you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Nissan LEAF, due to its tank size and 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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan LEAF is clearly a better financial choice over the Porsche 718 Cayman. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan LEAF carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Dimensions
The Nissan LEAF is about the same width as the Porsche 718 Cayman. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Nissan LEAF, which is slightly longer than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Handling
The Nissan LEAF has a smaller turning radius than the Porsche 718 Cayman, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan LEAF is significantly less powerful than the Porsche 718 Cayman. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Nissan LEAF doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Utility
People who frequently chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Nissan LEAF more than the Porsche 718 Cayman, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan LEAF will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan LEAF is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Porsche 718 Cayman.