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Compare Nissan Leaf vs. Ford Focus Electric

Compare the Nissan Leaf against the Ford Focus Electric. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Leaf stacks up against the Focus Electric 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 Focus Electric. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Nissan Leaf 2014 Ford Focus Electric
2014 Nissan Leaf 2014 Ford Focus Electric
   
4dr HB S
  • 4dr HB S
  • 4dr HB SV
  • 4dr HB SL
5dr HB
  • 5dr HB

Prices

MSRP $28,980 $29,170  
Invoice $27,154 $27,202
Avg. Paid $20,144 $27,102

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 7.9  
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.1
Performance 7.7 8.0
Interior 7.6 7.8
Cost to Own 9.4 9.1
Safety 8.3 9.7
Reliability N/A 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Quiet ride
  • Agile handling
  • Roomy cargo hold
  • Straightforward interior controls
  • Generous list of standard features
  • Pleasant driving dynamics
 
Cons
  • Long charge time with basic charger
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Shorter electric driving range than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Electric Electric
MPG N/A N/A

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Hatchback  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 104.3  
Length, Overall (in) 175 172.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.8
Height, Overall (in) 61 58.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard  

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3256 3640  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 92.4 90.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 33.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) 50 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 30

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
Electric Motor Standard Standard
Engine Type Electric Electric
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 107 143
Torque (Net @ RPM) 187 184
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 34.2 40.7

Fuel

Electric Fuel System Standard Standard  

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Short And Long Arm

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard  
1-Speed Automatic Standard 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.