Volkswagen Golf vs. Nissan LEAF

Pure White
VS
Brilliant Silver

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,590 - $18,623
$22,333 - $26,004

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.78 / 5
18 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
147 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L TSI DOHC 16V Turbocharged 4
110kW AC Synchronous Motor

Interior Features

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
41.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.1 in.
37.3 in.

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.8 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
167.6 in.
176.4 in.

Width

Width
70.8 in.
70.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2963 - 3023 .lbs
3433 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
147 hp

Torque

Torque
184 - 199 ft. lbs.
236 ft. lbs.

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
Not Available

Combined

Combined
12 - 17 mpg
63 - 50 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
125 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
100 mpg

Safety Features

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf
Nissan LEAF

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
93.5 ft³.
92.4 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2963 - 3023 lbs.
3433 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 - 29 mpg.
Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 - 25 mpg.
Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 - 34 mpg.
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Electric

Displacement

Displacement
1.8 L/110
Not Available

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
5 - 6
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 - 4.46
Not Available

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 - 2.51
Not Available

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 - 1.56
Not Available

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 - 1.14
Not Available

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 - 0.85
Not Available

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
Not Available

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 - 3.60
Not Available

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 - 3.87
8.19

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480
Not Available

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 - 6.3
Not Available

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15
P205/55HR16

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Not Available

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft.
34.8 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
11.3 in.
11.1 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal.
Not Available

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
41.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
42.1 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
54.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.1 in.
37.3 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.6 in.
33.5 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in.
52.5 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.8 in.
106.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
167.6 in.
176.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.2 in.
61.4 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61 in.
60.6 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
59.8 in.
61.2 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in.
Not Available

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

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

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

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

Model Group

Model Group
Golf
LEAF

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.8
Not Available

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
Not Available

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
Not Available

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
Not Available

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
Not Available