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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Leaf
S FWD
MSRP
$29,990
Invoice
$28,412
Average Price Paid
$28,560
161 listings nationwide

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2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
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2019 Nissan Leaf
S FWD
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Long Range AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Leaf
S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,114
11 listings nationwide

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2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,500
6 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Nissan Leaf
S FWD
Michael Perkins Test Drive Review:

The Leaf is approaching its first full decade of being on sale, and during those years, it’s doubled its range, reduced its charge time, and put its speedometer in the right place. But...

2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Introduced for 2017, the Tesla Model 3 offers a potent and practical electrified powertrain at a significantly lower price than either the Model S sedan or the Model X SUV. Changes for...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Nissan Leaf
S FWD
writes:
It is lightweight its made of aluminum and carbon-fiber so that makes it very lightweight and it has a small g...
Looks/Style Ranked 2015 BMW i3 RWD with Range Extender better.
"It looks like a concept car something brand new not like every other car"
Back Seats Ranked 2015 BMW i3 RWD with Range Extender better.
"The door is open so that it makes it very easy to get in and out of the back seat and the front seat"
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
5
writes:
One of two cars I’ve loved. Great car without peer.
writes:
Nice vehicle, but just too may compromises. Lack of instruments make changing mirrors seats... radio tedious....
Handling Ranked 2019 Kia Niro EV EX FWD better.
"Depends on what you call handling.. race track go with Tesla, everyday parking lot , avoiding pot holes and zipping around town. Hard to beat the Niros quick response and quiet ride"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Kia Niro EV EX FWD better.
"NIro is a small SUV, you sit higher and much more natural. Easy to load kids and senior when compared to Model 3. No comparison."
writes:
Poor reliability. Dangerous. Tends to catch on fire spontaneously. Screen controls confusing. Doesn’t hold va...
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE FWD better.
"more comfortable. More support"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE FWD better.
"Doors can be opened in rear from inside. Safer for kids in accident. "
Value Ranked 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE FWD better.
"Resale value is higher. Reliability "
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SE FWD better.
"reliability. Safety. ⁿ better looking"

Specs

2019 Nissan Leaf
S FWD
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD
Powertrain 1-Speed Dual Clutch 1-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
124 MPG
120 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
99 MPG
112 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume -- --
Engine
Fuel Type
Electric
Electric
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 42.7 in
Back Legroom 33.5 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 23.6 cu ft 15 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,020 lbs 893 lbs
Exterior
Length 176.4 in 184.8 in
Width 70.5 in 82.2 in
Height 61.4 in 56.8 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 113.2 in

Available Options

2019 Nissan Leaf
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black

Option Packages

  • [F01] S Charge Package
2019 Tesla Model 3
Long Range AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Red Multi-Coat
  • Solid Black

Option Packages

  • White & Black Premium Interior
  • Autopilot
  • Full Self-Driving Capability
  • Wheels: 19" Sport

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