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2021 Nissan LEAF vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2021 Nissan
LEAF

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2021 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$31,670 to $43,970
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$28,220 to $34,000
Invoice* $30,001 to $41,634 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 114 - 123 N/A
MPG - Hwy 94 - 99 N/A
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** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Prime with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan LEAF and the Toyota Prius Prime in the front seats.

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 Prime, 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 Prime.

Dimensions
The Nissan LEAF is a little wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, 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 Prime, 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 Prime.

Handling
The Nissan LEAF has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver 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 Prime. 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 Prime.

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