|2015 Nissan LEAF||VS||2014 Toyota Prius C|
|Electric Vehicle||Powertrain||Gas/Electric Hybrid|
|107 hp||Horsepower||73 hp|
|Standard||Rearview Camera||Not Available|
|Front and Rear||Heated Seats||Not Available|
It probably should come as no surprise that two of the most popular and noteworthy vehicles geared toward efficiency would come courtesy of Nissan and Toyota. After all, the two automakers have long led the way in this regard. Here, we see how two staples of the compact/efficiency vehicle segment stack up side-by-side, with the 2015 Nissan LEAF vs. the 2014 Toyota Prius C. And, even given just a quick glance, it isn’t difficult to see where these often-compared vehicles clearly differ.
While the Prius is certainly one of the legends of the move toward more efficient vehicles, it’s difficult to argue with the fact that the 2015 Nissan LEAF has quietly changed the game. While offering more power and Zero Emissions technology, the LEAF also boasts an increased commitment to passenger comfort, making it one of the only truly well-rounded vehicles in its class. Proving yet again that comfort and amenities need not become a casualty of the move toward greater energy efficiency, the 2015 Nissan LEAF would clearly leave the Prius C coughing on its exhaust, if not for the fact that it emits none.
Powered by an 80-kW engine that delivers an exciting 107 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque, the 2015 Nissan LEAF is the rare vehicle that can combine compelling performance in an all-electric package. Additionally, the latest LEAF model adds a more aggressive regenerative braking system, which uses the vehicle’s own momentum to help restore power. Couple this with the LEAF’s new rear solar panel (available in the line-topping SL trim) to help power convenience amenities, and it’s immediately clear that the 2015 Nissan LEAF has fixed its gaze clearly on the horizon.
With a full suite of great safety and security features, as well as cutting-edge amenities such a standard rearview camera and the available Nissan Carwings technology to help manage vehicle charging remotely, the 2015 Nissan LEAF is a clear step forward for what was already the finest EV available. To learn more about this vehicle or to schedule a test drive, visit Robbins Nissan today!