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2021 Nissan LEAF vs. 2020 Toyota 86 Review

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2021 Nissan
LEAF

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2020 Toyota
86

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MSRP*
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$31,670 to $43,970
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$27,060 to $30,190
Invoice* $30,001 to $41,634 $25,707 to $28,681
MPG - City 114 - 123 21
MPG - Hwy 94 - 99 N/A
Engine(s) 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric) Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan LEAF than the Toyota 86. The Nissan LEAF will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota 86.

Convenience
With the Toyota 86 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). The Nissan LEAF will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota 86, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 and the Toyota 86 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Nissan LEAF is about the same width as the Toyota 86. If you go with the Nissan LEAF, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota 86.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Nissan LEAF does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota 86.

Handling
The Nissan LEAF has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota 86, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan LEAF is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota 86.

Utility
The Nissan LEAF offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota 86, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Nissan LEAF will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota 86.

Warranty
The Nissan LEAF comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 86.