Comparison between:
- 2018 Nissan Leaf SL
- 2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2018 Nissan Leaf SL2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD
SeriesZE1-
2018 Nissan Leaf SL2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD
Model alias-Model 3 S+
Model 3 SR+
TrimSLStandard Range Plus RWD
Model year20182020
Market-North America, Europe, China, Australia
Price-USD 37,990 (USA, May 2020)
GBP 38,500 (UK, Nov 2019)
EUR 44,390 (DE, Nov 2019)
AUD 72,896 (AU, Nov 2019)
CNY 363,900 (China, Nov 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackSedan
MaterialsSteelMild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsBrilliant Silver
Gun Metallic
Jade Frost
Super Black
Scarlet Ember
Pearl White
Glacier White
Deep Blue Pearl
Pearl White-Super Black
Solid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
Interior colorsBlack
Light Grey
Black
Black and White
Number of doors54
Number of seats55
Length176.4 in
4481 mm
184.8 in
4694 mm
Width70.5 in
1791 mm
72.8 in
1849 mm
Width with mirrors-82.2 in
2088 mm
Width with folded mirrors-76.1 in
1933 mm
Height61.4 in
1560 mm
56.8 in
1443 mm
Wheelbase106.3 in
2700 mm
113.2 in
2875 mm
Front track60.6 in
1539 mm
62.2 in
1580 mm
Rear track61.2 in
1555 mm
62.2 in
1580 mm
Clearance5.9 in
150 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom41.2 in
1047 mm
40.3 in
1024 mm
Rear headroom37.3 in
948 mm
37.7 in
958 mm
Front shoulder room54.3 in
1379 mm
56.3 in
1430 mm
Rear shoulder room52.5 in
1334 mm
54.0 in
1372 mm
Front hip room-53.4 in
1356 mm
Rear hip room-52.4 in
1331 mm
Front legroom42.1 in
1069 mm
42.7 in
1085 mm
Rear legroom33.5 in
851 mm
35.2 in
894 mm
Passenger volume2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
2746.7 l
97.00 ft3
2.75 m3
Total volume3285.0 l
116.01 ft3
3.29 m3
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Trunk volume668.0 l
23.59 ft3
0.67 m3
340.0 l
12.01 ft3
0.34 m3
Maximum trunk volume850.0 l
30.02 ft3
0.85 m3
-
Secondary trunk volume-84.8 l
2.99 ft3
0.08 m3
Curb weight3509.76 lb
1592 kg
3551.65 lb
1611 kg
Payload943.58 lb
428 kg
989.88 lb
449 kg
GVWR4453.34 lb
2020 kg
4541.52 lb
2060 kg
Drag coefficient0.28 Cd0.23 Cd

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerNissanTesla
ModelEM57L13
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontRear
Voltage360 V370 V
Power110 kW
147.5 hp
149.6 ps
211 kW
283.0 hp
286.9 ps
Maximum power RPM3283 - 9795 rpm-
Torque320 Nm
32.6 kgm
236.0 ft-lb
375 Nm
38.2 kgm
276.6 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM3283 rpm-
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Normal
B-mode
-
Additional information-A permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor
Liquid-cooled with variable frequency drive

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed89.5 mph
144.0 km/h
139.8 mph
225.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.90 s5.60 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph7.50 s5.30 s

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
NEDC: 285.8 mi / 460.0 km
EPA: 250.0 mi / 402.3 km
WLTP: 254.1 mi / 409.0 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: 24 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 132 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 141 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 148 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
11.8 m
38.71 ft
Lock-to-lock turns-2.05

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio8.19389

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)
Independent
Double wishbone
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)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsVentilated discs
Additional information4-wheel power-assisted disc brakesRotor diameter front / rear - 320 / 335 mm
Brake pad thickness front / rear - 10 / 9 mm
Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear calliper

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx17 ET458.5Jx18 ET40
8.5Jx19 ET40

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres215/50R17 90V235/40R19
235/45R18

Battery

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

ManufacturerAESCTesla and Panasonic
Model-NCR21700A
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity40 kWh54 kWh
Number of cells1922976
Number of modules244
Voltage360 V360 V
Energy density224 Wh/kg144 Wh/kg
Weight668 lb
303 kg
833.35 lb
378 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingAir convection (passive)Water-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature-35 °C
-31 °F
-30 °C
-22 °F
Maximum ambient temperature45 °C
113 °F
60 °C
140 °F
Additional informationStacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery
The battery is automatically cooled when at 48°C or above and heated when at -7.5°C or below.
Usable battery capacity - at least 50 kWh.
The 53.6 kWh total battery capacity is estimated.
2976 cells with 31 cells per brick.
A total of 4 modules - 2 with 23 bricks and 2 with 25 bricks.

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
NEMA 5-15, 1.44 kW
SAE J1772 Adapter, 5.76 kW
NEMA 14-50, 9.6 kW
Wall Connector, 11.5 kW
Supercharger, 120 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, Tesla, 11.5 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
Supercharger, 0:30
SAE J1772 Adapter, 3:23-11:17
Wall Connector, 5:39
NEMA 14-50, 6:46
NEMA 5-15, 45:08

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)
Air-filter (S)
Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones (S)
Engine start button (S)
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection (S)
12V power outlet (S)
3-point front seats safety belts with pretentioners, load limiters, lap anchor pretensioners (S)
3-point second row safety belts for all seats (S)
360-degree parking camera (O)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) (S)
Advanced side curtain air bags (S)
Anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system (S)
Automatic driving on city streets (O)
Automatic emergency braking (S)
Autopark - parallel and perendicular self-parking (O)
Blind spot sensor (S)
Collision warning system (S)
Driver and front passenger knee air bags (S)
Driver and front passenger seat side air bags (S)
Driver and passenger front air bags (S)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (S)
3 x forward looking cameras (O)
Forward looking radar (O)
2 x forward looking side cameras (O)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor (S)
Front row acoustic safety belt warning (S)
High-Speed autosteer (O)
Integrated Advanced Stability Control (S)
Lane depart sensors (S)
Lane keeping with automatic steering (O)
Navigate on Autopilot (O)
Rear door child safety locks (S)
Rear seats head airbags (S)
1 x rearward looking camera (O)
2 x rearward looking side cameras (O)
Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs (O)
Rollover crash sensor (S)
Self-Driving Functionality (O)
Summon your car remotely (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Traffic aware cruise control (TACC) (O)
12 x ultrasonic sensors (wider range) (O)
15.4 LCD touchscreen (S)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Custom driver profiles (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
Music and media over Bluetooth (S)
Standard maps and navigation (S)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Upgraded audio-immersive sound (S)
Voice recognition system (S)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
Remote control air-conditioning (S)
Secondary ventilation controls (S)
Ventilation system (S)
12-way power adjustable heated front seats (S)
60/40 split-folding rear seats (S)
Child seat anchors (S)
Driver seat detection sensor for start-stop functionality (S)
Height adjustable front seatbelts (S)
Manually adjusted steering wheel (S)
Flush-mounted door handles (S)
Keyless NFC keycard (S)
Manual rear liftgate (S)
Metal interior door handles (S)
Power cargo access remote release (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down (S)
Rain-sensing, adjustable-speed windshield wipers (S)
Solar-absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster (S)
UV and infrared blocking safety glass windshield (S)
Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors (S)
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror (S)
Auto high-beam headlights (S)
Cargo area light (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED fog lamps (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Premium seat material and trim (S)
 2018 Nissan Leaf SL2020 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD