Compare Nissan Leaf vs. Toyota Prius c

Compare the Nissan Leaf against the Toyota Prius c. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Leaf stacks up against the Prius c in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Leaf or Prius c. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Nissan Leaf 2014 Toyota Prius c
2014 Nissan Leaf 2014 Toyota Prius c
4dr HB S
  • 4dr HB S
  • 4dr HB SV
  • 4dr HB SL
5dr HB One (Natl)
  • 5dr HB One (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Two (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Three (Natl)
  • 5dr HB Four (Natl)


MSRP $28,980 $19,080  
Invoice $27,154 $18,127
Avg. Paid $20,144 $13,398

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.1  
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.5
Performance 7.7 6.3
Interior 7.6 7.0
Cost to Own 9.4 9.3
Safety 8.3 8.3
Reliability N/A 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Quiet ride
  • Agile handling
  • Roomy cargo hold
  • Straightforward interior controls
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Roomy rear seats
  • Long charge time with basic charger
  • Some cheap cabin materials
  • Weak acceleration

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Gas/Electric I-4 1.5 L/91
MPG N/A 53 City / 46 Hwy



Body Style Hatchback Hatchback  


Wheelbase(in) 106.3 100.4  
Length, Overall (in) 175 157.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 61 56.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3256 2500  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional  
Back-Up Camera Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92.4 87.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 52.3
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 51
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 35
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 51.7
Second Hip Room (in) 50 50.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 30


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard  


Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Heated Rear Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I-4
Displacement 1.5 L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 107 99 @ 4800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 187 82 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 34.2 31.4


Electric Fuel System Standard  
Hybrid Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 53
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 46
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 9.5


Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam


Automatic Standard Standard  
1-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.