Comparison between:
- 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition
- 2013 Nissan Leaf SV
- 2013 Nissan Leaf SL

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition2013 Nissan Leaf SV2013 Nissan Leaf SL
Series-ZE0ZE0
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition2013 Nissan Leaf SV2013 Nissan Leaf SL
TrimLimited EditionSVSL
Model year201520132013
MarketNorth America, Europe--

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteelSteelSteel
Exterior colorsDeep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
Brilliant Silver
Metallic Slate
Super Black
Cayenne Red
Glacier White
Pearl White
Blue Ocean
Brilliant Silver
Metallic Slate
Super Black
Cayenne Red
Glacier White
Pearl White
Blue Ocean
Interior colorsBlack
Beige
Black
Light Grey
Black
Number of doors455
Number of seats555
Length168.1 in
4270 mm
175.0 in
4445 mm
175.0 in
4445 mm
Width70.8 in
1798 mm
69.7 in
1770 mm
69.7 in
1770 mm
Width with mirrors79.8 in
2027 mm
77.4 in
1967 mm
77.4 in
1967 mm
Height57.1 in
1450 mm
61.0 in
1550 mm
61.0 in
1550 mm
Wheelbase103.6 in
2631 mm
106.3 in
2700 mm
106.3 in
2700 mm
Front track60.8 in
1544 mm
60.6 in
1539 mm
60.6 in
1539 mm
Rear track59.5 in
1511 mm
60.4 in
1534 mm
60.4 in
1534 mm
Clearance5.0 in
127 mm
6.3 in
160 mm
6.3 in
160 mm
Front headroom38.4 in
975 mm
41.2 in
1047 mm
41.2 in
1047 mm
Rear headroom38.1 in
968 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
Front shoulder room55.9 in
1420 mm
54.3 in
1379 mm
54.3 in
1379 mm
Rear shoulder room53.9 in
1369 mm
52.5 in
1334 mm
52.5 in
1334 mm
Front hip room-51.5 in
1308 mm
51.5 in
1308 mm
Rear hip room-50.0 in
1270 mm
50.0 in
1270 mm
Front legroom41.2 in
1046 mm
42.1 in
1069 mm
42.1 in
1069 mm
Rear legroom35.6 in
904 mm
33.3 in
846 mm
33.3 in
846 mm
Passenger volume2647.6 l
93.50 ft3
2.65 m3
2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
Total volume3293.2 l
116.30 ft3
3.29 m3
3296.0 l
116.40 ft3
3.30 m3
3296.0 l
116.40 ft3
3.30 m3
Trunk volume645.6 l
22.80 ft3
0.65 m3
680.0 l
24.01 ft3
0.68 m3
680.0 l
24.01 ft3
0.68 m3
Maximum trunk volume1492.3 l
52.70 ft3
1.49 m3
850.0 l
30.02 ft3
0.85 m3
850.0 l
30.02 ft3
0.85 m3
Curb weight3390.71 lb
1538 kg
3291.5 lb
1493 kg
3340 lb
1515 kg
Payload930.35 lb
422 kg
901.69 lb
409 kg
853.19 lb
387 kg
GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
4193.19 lb
1902 kg
4193.19 lb
1902 kg
Drag coefficient0.27 Cd0.28 Cd0.28 Cd

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagenNissanNissan
ModelEEM 85EM61EM61
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontFrontFront
Voltage-360 V360 V
Power85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
80 kW
107.3 hp
108.8 ps
80 kW
107.3 hp
108.8 ps
Maximum power RPM3000 - 12000 rpm--
Torque270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
254 Nm
25.9 kgm
187.3 ft-lb
254 Nm
25.9 kgm
187.3 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Normal
Eco
Normal
B-mode
Eco
Normal
B-mode
Additional informationFive 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
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Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h10.40 s--
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-9.90 s9.90 s
Additional informationEco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h
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Driving range

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

Driving rangeEPA: 83.0 mi / 133.6 kmNEDC: 124.3 mi / 200.0 km
EPA: 75.0 mi / 120.7 km
NEDC: 124.3 mi / 200.0 km
EPA: 75.0 mi / 120.7 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 105 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 116 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 16.6 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 18.6 kWh/100 km
EPA, HWY: 21.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 27 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 34 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 101 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 115 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 129 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 16.6 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 18.6 kWh/100 km
EPA, HWY: 21.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 27 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 34 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 101 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 115 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 129 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+AA

Steering

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

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.9 m
35.76 ft
10.4 m
34.12 ft
10.4 m
34.12 ft

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio3.617.93777.9377
Additional informationGearbox model - EQ 270--

Suspension

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

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

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsDiscsDiscs
Additional informationFront discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in
4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET466.5Jx16 ET406.5Jx17 ET45

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 91H205/55R16 89H215/50R17 89H

Battery

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

ManufacturerPanasonic-SanyoAESCAESC
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity24.2 kWh24 kWh24 kWh
Number of cells264192192
Number of modules274848
Voltage323 V360 V360 V
Energy density126 Wh/kg157 Wh/kg157 Wh/kg
Weight701.07 lb
318 kg
601.86 lb
273 kg
601.86 lb
273 kg
Volume-485.0 l
17.13 ft3
0.48 m3
485.0 l
17.13 ft3
0.48 m3
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingPassive coolingAir convection (passive)Air convection (passive)
Minimum ambient temperature--35 °C
-31 °F
-35 °C
-31 °F
Maximum ambient temperature-45 °C
113 °F
45 °C
113 °F
Additional information-Stacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery
Stacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery

Charging type

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

Charging typeStandard 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
EVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 kW
EVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 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 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 kW

Charging time

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

Charging timeCCS 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
Fast charging station, 0:23-0:29
Portable cable, 3:39-4:00
EVSE cable, 10:26-21:00
Fast charging station, 0:23-0:29
Portable cable, 3:39-4:00
EVSE cable, 10:26-21:00

Additional features

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

Additional featuresAdjustable 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 (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
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 (S)
Electronic Differential Lock (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control (S)
Engine Braking Assist (S)
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 (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System (S)
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)
Front reading lights (S)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
Cloth (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
Tire repair kit (S)
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Around View Monitor (O)
Brake Assist (S)
Child safety rear door locks (S)
Child seat upper tether anchor (S)
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)
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)
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)
AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Bose 7-speaker premium audio system (O)
Cruise control (S)
Cruise control switches (S)
Digital meter cluster (S)
Nissan Connection by CARWINGS (S)
Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic (S)
Palm-shift drive selector (S)
Pandora link for iPhone (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
6 x Speakers (S)
Trip computer (S)
USB port (S)
Automatic Temperature Control (S)
Rear HVAC ducts (S)
Heater, AC timer (S)
Hybrid heater system with heat pump (S)
4-way manual front passenger seat (S)
6-way manual driver's seat (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Front and rear heated seats (S)
3-spoke, heated, 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 (S)
Power remote-controlled outside mirrors (S)
Automatic on/off headlights (O)
Fog lights (O)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED headlights (O)
LED taillights (S)
Room lamp (S)
Partially recycled cloth seat fabric (S)
Cargo area cover (S)
Photovoltaic solar panel spoiler
Tire repair kit (S)
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Around View Monitor (O)
Brake Assist (S)
Child safety rear door locks (S)
Child seat upper tether anchor (S)
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)
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)
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)
AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Bose 7-speaker premium audio system (O)
Cruise control (S)
Cruise control switches (S)
Digital meter cluster (S)
HomeLink Universal Transceiver (S)
Nissan Connection by CARWINGS (S)
Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic (S)
Palm-shift drive selector (S)
Pandora link for iPhone (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
6 x Speakers (S)
Trip computer (S)
USB port (S)
Automatic Temperature Control (S)
Rear HVAC ducts (S)
Heater, AC timer (S)
Hybrid heater system with heat pump (S)
4-way manual front passenger seat (S)
6-way manual driver's seat (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Front and rear heated seats (S)
3-spoke, heated, 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 (S)
Power remote-controlled outside mirrors (S)
Automatic on/off headlights (S)
Fog lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Room lamp (S)
Leather-appointed seating (S)
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