Comparison between:
- 2018 Nissan Leaf SL
- 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2018 Nissan Leaf SL2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium
SeriesZE1-
2018 Nissan Leaf SL2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium
TrimSLSEL Premium
Model year20182015
Market-North America, Europe

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteelSteel
Exterior colorsBrilliant Silver
Gun Metallic
Jade Frost
Super Black
Scarlet Ember
Pearl White
Glacier White
Deep Blue Pearl
Pearl White-Super Black
Deep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
Interior colorsBlack
Light Grey
Black
Beige
Number of doors54
Number of seats55
Length176.4 in
4481 mm
168.1 in
4270 mm
Width70.5 in
1791 mm
70.8 in
1798 mm
Width with mirrors-79.8 in
2027 mm
Height61.4 in
1560 mm
57.1 in
1450 mm
Wheelbase106.3 in
2700 mm
103.6 in
2631 mm
Front track60.6 in
1539 mm
60.8 in
1544 mm
Rear track61.2 in
1555 mm
59.5 in
1511 mm
Clearance5.9 in
150 mm
5.0 in
127 mm
Front headroom41.2 in
1047 mm
38.4 in
975 mm
Rear headroom37.3 in
948 mm
38.1 in
968 mm
Front shoulder room54.3 in
1379 mm
55.9 in
1420 mm
Rear shoulder room52.5 in
1334 mm
53.9 in
1369 mm
Front legroom42.1 in
1069 mm
41.2 in
1046 mm
Rear legroom33.5 in
851 mm
35.6 in
904 mm
Passenger volume2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
2647.6 l
93.50 ft3
2.65 m3
Total volume3285.0 l
116.01 ft3
3.29 m3
3293.2 l
116.30 ft3
3.29 m3
Trunk volume668.0 l
23.59 ft3
0.67 m3
645.6 l
22.80 ft3
0.65 m3
Maximum trunk volume850.0 l
30.02 ft3
0.85 m3
1492.3 l
52.70 ft3
1.49 m3
Curb weight3509.76 lb
1592 kg
3390.71 lb
1538 kg
Payload943.58 lb
428 kg
930.35 lb
422 kg
GVWR4453.34 lb
2020 kg
4321.06 lb
1960 kg
Drag coefficient0.28 Cd0.27 Cd

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerNissanVolkswagen
ModelEM57EEM 85
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontFront
Voltage360 V-
Power110 kW
147.5 hp
149.6 ps
85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
Maximum power RPM3283 - 9795 rpm3000 - 12000 rpm
Torque320 Nm
32.6 kgm
236.0 ft-lb
270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM3283 rpm-
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Normal
B-mode
Eco
Eco+
Normal
Additional information-Five levels of regenerative braking - D
D1
D2
D3
and B
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed89.5 mph
144.0 km/h
87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.90 s10.40 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph7.50 s-
Additional information-Eco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeNEDC: 234.9 mi / 378.0 km
EPA: 151.0 mi / 243.0 km
WLTP: 167.8 mi / 270.0 km
EPA: 83.0 mi / 133.6 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 14.6 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 17.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 19.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, HWY: 21.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 27.7 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 30.7 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 34 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 101 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 19.4 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 105 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 116 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classAA+

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronic
Turning circle11 m
36.09 ft
10.9 m
35.76 ft

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio8.19383.61
Additional information-Gearbox model - EQ 270

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
MacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionTorsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsDiscs
Additional information4-wheel power-assisted disc brakesFront discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx17 ET456.5Jx16 ET46

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres215/50R17 90V205/55R16 91H

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerAESCPanasonic-Sanyo
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity40 kWh24.2 kWh
Number of cells192264
Number of modules2427
Voltage360 V323 V
Energy density224 Wh/kg126 Wh/kg
Weight668 lb
303 kg
701.07 lb
318 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingAir convection (passive)Passive cooling
Minimum ambient temperature-35 °C
-31 °F
-
Maximum ambient temperature45 °C
113 °F
-
Additional informationStacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery
Optional heat pump

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeEVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 6.6 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 kW
Fast charging station, 50 kW
Standard wall socket, 1.2 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
CCS fast charging, 50 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeFast charging station, 0:29-0:36
Wall box, 6:04-6:40
Portable cable, 6:04-6:40
EVSE cable, 17:24-26:00
CCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:24
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:29
Wall box 7.2 kW, 3:11
Wall box 3.6 kW, 6:44-8:00
Standard wall socket 230V, 10:32-13:00
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 20:00

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresCargo area cover (S)
e-Pedal (S)
Tire repair kit (S)
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (S)
AEB with pedestrian detection (O)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) (S)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW) (O)
Brake Assist (S)
Child safety rear door locks (S)
Child seat upper tether anchor (S)
Electric (E-PKB) parking brake (O)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) (S)
Energy-absorbing front and rear bumpers (S)
Energy-absorbing steering column (S)
Front and rear assist grips (S)
Front and rear crumple zones (S)
Hill start assist (S)
Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) (S)
Intelligent Lane Intervention (I-LI) (O)
LATCH (S)
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (S)
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System (S)
Parking brake (manual, foot pedal) (S)
Pretensioners and load limiters on front belts (S)
ProPILOT Assist (O)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) (O)
Side door guard beams (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Traction Control System (TCS) (S)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) (S)
Vehicle Security System (VSS) (S)
7-inch color LCD display (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Bose Premium Audio system (S)
Digital meter cluster (S)
Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant (S)
HomeLink Universal Transceiver (S)
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) (S)
NissanConnect EV (S)
NissanConnect with Navigation (S)
Palm-shift drive selector (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
7 x Speakers (S)
Streaming audio via Bluetooth (S)
Trip computer (S)
USB port (S)
Automatic Temperature Control (S)
Rear HVAC ducts (S)
Heater, AC timer (S)
Hybrid heater system - (heat pump) (S)
4-way manual front passenger seat (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
8-way power driver's seat (with 2-way lumbar) (S)
Front heated seats (S)
3-spoke (S)
Audio, Bluetooth switches (S)
Cruise control switches (S)
Eco-mode switch (S)
Heated (S)
Leather-wrapped (S)
Nissan Intelligent Key (S)
Power door locks w/auto locking system (S)
Power windows (S)
Rear window defroster with timer (S)
Remote charge door release (S)
Variable intermittent windshield wipers (S)
Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror (S)
Heated outside mirrors w/ turn signals (S)
Power remote-controlled outside mirrors (S)
Automatic on/off headlights (S)
Fog lights (S)
High beam assist (HBA) (O)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Room lamp (S)
Leather-appointed seating (S)
Adjustable cargo floor (S)
e-Golf front grille with blue accent (S)
Integrated rear spoiler (S)
3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for front seats (S)
Adaptive Cruise Control (S)
Anti-lock Braking System
Anti-Slip Regulation
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution
Electronic Differential Lock
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control
Engine Braking Assist
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear park distance control (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Hydraulic Brake Assist
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System
Isofix on rear seats (S)
LATCH (S)
Passenger airbag cut-off switch (S)
Rear seats belt pretensioners (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (S)
Side curtain airbag for front seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
XDS (Cross Differential System) (S)
2 x 12V power outlets, 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area (S)
5.8-inch touchscreen radio/navigation system (S)
Bluetooth, MP3, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
Keyless entry (S)
Keyless start (S)
8 x speakers (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
6-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Leather (S)
Tilte and telescope adjustment (S)
Electrically heated windshield (S)
Heated front washer nozzles (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear (S)
Rain sensors (S)
Rear window wiper and washer system (S)
Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror (S)
Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Dynamic cornering lights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED reading lights (S)
LED rear lights (S)
Main beam assist (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
Merlin e-grey cloth seats (S)
V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces (S)
 2018 Nissan Leaf SL2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium