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2021 Nissan LEAF vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Review

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2021 Nissan
LEAF

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2021 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*
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$31,670 to $43,970
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$24,525 to $32,650
Invoice* $30,001 to $41,634 $23,054 to $30,395
MPG - City 114 - 123 51 - 58
MPG - Hwy 94 - 99 47 - 53
Engine(s) 147-hp, (electric), 214-hp, (electric) Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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
The Nissan LEAF offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Prius with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Prius, the Nissan LEAF may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius 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 Prius, 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. In this case, the Nissan LEAF will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Prius.

Dimensions
The Nissan LEAF is a little wider than the Toyota Prius, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Nissan LEAF is slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius, which may make it easier to park.

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 Prius.

Handling
The Nissan LEAF has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Prius, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan LEAF has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan LEAF and the Toyota Prius. The Nissan LEAF has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Prius, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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