Nissan LEAF vs. Volkswagen Beetle

Brilliant Silver
VS
Pure White

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$22,333 - $26,004
$18,316 - $20,735

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.78 / 5
18 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
110kW AC Synchronous Motor
2.0L TSI 174 HP DOHC 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.2 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 in.
31.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.1 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
100.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
176.4 in.
168.8 in.

Width

Width
70.5 in.
71.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3433 .lbs
3020 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
236 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
Not Available
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
63 - 50 mpg
13 - 17 mpg

City

City
125 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
100 mpg
33 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF
Volkswagen Beetle

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
92.4 ft³.
85.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3433 lbs.
3020 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Electric
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Automatic w/OD

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
8.19
3.23

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16
P215/55HR17 - P215/60TR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft.
35.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 in.
11.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 in.
10 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.2 in.
39.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
41.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.3 in.
55.3 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
51.7 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
33.5 in.
31.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
52.5 in.
49 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
50 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
100.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
176.4 in.
168.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.5 in.
71.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
61.4 in.
58.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.6 in.
62.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in.
61.1 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
23.6 ft³.
15.4 ft³.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
30 ft³.
29.9 ft³.

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
125
Not Available

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
100
Not Available

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112
Not Available

Battery Range

Battery Range
151 mi.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
LEAF
Beetle

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Hatchback