Well, those days are waning away and cars like the Nissan Leaf and the Tesla Model 3 are definitely here to stay. So let's take a look at two of our favorite electron power cars and see how they stack up on range in charge times, power and acceleration size and price ready. Let'S go Music. Both Tesla and Nissan have different versions of their EVs. That can get you more range and performance, so some sections here may have more than one number case in point range in charging. The Tesla Model 3 comes in hey. What do you know? Three versions? The standard range plus can go for 250 miles on a single charge. Its 54 kilowatt hour battery the performance gets 299 miles with it's 75 kilowatt hour battery, while the long range makes some performance tweaks and goes big at 322 miles out of a 75 kilowatt hour battery. Now the standard Nissan Leaf can't really touch those numbers. The 40 kilowatt hour battery has a range of just 149 miles, but the leaf, plus with a 62 kilowatt hour battery, gets closer with a range of 226 miles. As for charging at Tesla and Nissan present, the numbers in different ways, the Tesla Model – 3 long range – can charge at a peak rate of 250. Kilowatts, which Tesla says, is enough to gulp down 180 miles worth of range at a v3 supercharger station. In about 15 minutes, meanwhile, the Nissan Leaf plus can charge at a hundred kilowatts, which Nissan says it gives the 62 kilowatt hour Leaf, plus to an 80 percent charge or about 180 miles in 45 minutes now, charging isn't an exact science literally dependent on everything from The weather conditions to how hard you drove the car so it's really impossible to do a direct comparison, but I can say this: the Tesla charges a lot faster.
If you want to know about straight up power numbers. Well, Tesla doesn't publish those even after I inquired to the company. All I got was crickets. Nissan is a bit more traditional and it says that the standard leaf is rocking a hundred and forty seven horses and 236 pound feet of torque, while the leaf Plus is up at 214 ponies and 250 pound feet of twist now. Do you really need to know the exact spec numbers when Tesla's zero to 60 times speak for themselves, the standard range plus scoots to the benchmark in 5.3 seconds? The long range will do it in 4.4 seconds and the performance does it in 3.2. Second, yes, 3.2 seconds: do you know how quick that is, that is this quick? Okay, so remember how I said that Tesla doesn't release, horsepower and torque numbers well, Nissan doesn't release zero to sixty numbers. The closest that I can get is from our Roadshow review of the leaf plus, where our very own Steven Ewing had this to say under full throttle launches the leaf plus accelerates to 60 miles per hour in around 7 seconds about a second quicker than the 40 Kilowatt hour model I mean I wish I had an exact number for y'all, but I just don't. I also should note that the model 3 performance model has a track mode for fun. Time. Sliding slides that front wheel, drive leaf is just not made for such shenanigans game set and match to the model 3 again.
So what about overall size? Well, the Tesla Model 3 has a wheelbase of 9 feet 5 inches, and the Nissan Leaf is much smaller. At 8, feet 10 inches overall length of the model. 3 is 15 feet, 5 inches. While the leaf is at 14 feet 8 and a half inches. The model. 3 is 6 feet, 10, inches wide belief, a much more svelte, a 5 feet, 10 and a half inches and as for height you're, looking at 4 feet 9 inches for the model 3 and a taller 5 feet one and a half inches for the leaf. However, interior space is pretty similar. The Tesla Model 3 has got 97 cubic feet of passenger space, the leaf a bit less at 92. Point 4 cubes. However, trunk space in the model 3 is pretty tiny. A total of 15 cubic feet between the rear and front compartment and that rear opening is pretty tiny. The Nissan Leaf with attached back styling has got 23 points, 6 cubic feet of space behind that second row or 30 cubes when it's folded. So I'm gon na give the win here to the leaf yeah it's smaller overall, but it still manages to have a good sized cabin and twice the cargo space as the model, 3. Music. All right, looking at price now, the standard range plus model three currently starts at thirty: seven thousand nine hundred dollars. The long range goes for forty six thousand nine hundred and ninety dollars and the performance ups, the starting price to fifty four thousand nine hundred and ninety American dollars.
Currently, Tesla's hands on autopilot driving assistant is standard, but drivers can pay an extra seven thousand dollars for the auto steer technology on city streets, which would come to the car through an over the air update at some point in the future. The leaf starts at thirty one thousand six hundred dollars for the regular range car and thirty. Eight thousand two hundred dollars for the leaf plus Nissan's own pro pilot hands on driving assist tech is available for an extra two thousand dollars on the top trim of the regular leaf or sixteen hundred dollars on the mid trim of the leaf plus. It is, however, standard on the top trim of the leaf plus and, of course, these numbers are all before any federal state or local incentives that you might have so let's say you want a Tesla Model, 3 standard range plus and that's got two hundred fifty miles Of range and auto pilot standard so to match that with the leaf, you'd need to get the leaf plus with two hundred and twenty six miles of range. But you would need to go mid trim to even have the option of pro pilot. Now that mid trim starts at thirty nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, and you still have to add the sixteen hundred dollars for pro pilot in the end, it's, thirty, seven thousand nine hundred dollars for the model three or forty one thousand three hundred and fifty Dollars for the leaf plus Music, so when you're looking at the trims that are the most comparable here between the leaf and the model 3, the model 3 definitely comes out on top in terms of price.
But you have to admit if you go to that model. 3 performance trip is that 50000 price tag worth it. Our editor in chief Tim Stevens had a go in one, and he said that, while the blistering acceleration was fun, the quote handling still falls short of the benchmarks set by the competition's premium, sports, sedans and they're decades of refinement I mean: is that still miles ahead Of the Nissan Leaf, well yeah, but the model threes interface, no matter what trim you choose is not the easiest to use and simple functions. Offer require multiple taps on the touchscreen, taking the drivers eyes away from the road bottom line. The Tesla Model 3 standard range plus, has got a few more miles of range and can charge faster than the Leaf plus and it's quicker 260 to boot. However, the leaf has got more. Cargo space and it's got an easier learning curve, but I just don't think that that is enough to put it over the model. 3. Hey. If you enjoyed this video, be sure to LIKE and subscribe, because we've got a doozy coming up. Y'All we've got the new Bronco versus the Jeep Wrangler and you do not want to miss that. Compare.