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2021 Nissan LEAF vs. 2020 Porsche 911 Review

Picture of the 2021 Nissan LEAF

2021 Nissan

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

MSRP*: $97,400 to $120,600
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MPG - City 114 - 123 MPG 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 94 - 99 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 30.0 ft3 Info not available
Engine 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric) Horizontal
Transmission Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 147 - 214 hp 379 - 443 hp
Exterior Length 176.4 in 177.9 in
Exterior Width 70.5 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.1 in
Rear 33.5 in
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Head Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 37.3 in
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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

With the Porsche 911 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.

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 911. 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 911.

Since the Nissan LEAF is much slimmer than the Porsche 911, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Nissan LEAF takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Porsche 911.

The Nissan LEAF has a smaller turning radius than the Porsche 911, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan LEAF is significantly less powerful than the Porsche 911. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

The Nissan LEAF has much less torque than the Porsche 911, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Nissan LEAF offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche 911, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

The basic warranty of the Nissan LEAF is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Porsche 911.