Nissan LEAF vs. Volkswagen e-Golf

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$29,990
$31,895

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
134 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
110kW AC Synchronous Motor
100KW 134HP ZEV Electric

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.2 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
38.1 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Climate Control

Climate Control

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P205/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
103.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
176.4 in.
168.1 in.

Width

Width
70.5 in.
70.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3433 lbs.
3455 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
147 hp
134 hp

Torque

Torque
236 ft. lbs.
214 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Electric Motor
Electric Motor

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity

Combined

Combined
112 mpg
119 mpg

City

City
124 mpg
126 mpg

Highway

Highway
99 mpg
111 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Nissan LEAF
Volkswagen e-Golf

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
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
92.4 ft³.
93.5 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3433 lbs.
3455 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Electric
Electric

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
8.19
3.61

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
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16
P205/55HR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
16 X 6.5 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.
35.8 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.
10.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.2 in.
38.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
41.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.3 in.
55.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.3 in.
38.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
33.5 in.
35.6 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
52.5 in.
53.9 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
103.5 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
176.4 in.
168.1 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
61.4 in.
57.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.6 in.
60.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in.
59.5 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

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

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

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

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124
126

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99
111

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112
119

Battery Range

Battery Range
150 mi.
125 mi.

Model Group

Model Group
LEAF
Golf

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Hatchback