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If you’re looking for a new electric vehicle that has the range to take you all over Atlanta, then you’ve likely considered the popular choices such as the Nissan LEAF and the Fiat 500e. Both come with a high-powered battery and comes with advanced safety features, as well as the ability to hold all your cargo on a long trip thanks to their vast trunk areas.
But when you’re shopping for a new electric vehicle around the Buford, GA, area, make sure you pick the model that best fits with your family. While the LEAF and the 500e come with some impressive features, there really is only one option you’ll want in your driveway.
That’s where your friends at Sutherlin Nissan Mall of Georgia come in. We’ve compiled a detailed comparison between these two electric vehicles, so drivers and families can determine which is the better buy for their unique preferences and budget. With two individual cars like these, the decision could very well come to factors like cargo room, desired technology features, and of course, price. So let’s see how these electric vehicles compare before planning a test drive at Sutherlin Nissan.
At first glance, these two electric vehicles may look similar, but there is a wide array of differences between the two that separates their effectiveness. Look under the hood of both the LEAF and the 500e, and you’ll find two very different powertrain options. First, the new LEAF comes with a 147-horsepower electric engine that can reach up to 150-miles before needing to be recharged. This blows the 500e standard electric engine out of the water as it can only reach 111-horsepower and has an electric range of 84-miles between recharges.
And when you are looking for a smooth and easy to handle drive, the new LEAF comes with standard front and rear stabilizer bars that are designed to keep the LEAF flat during tight cornering. Unfortunately, the new 500e suspension system doesn’t come with a similar stabilizer bar.
To enhance your safety features, the new Nissan LEAF comes with a standard automatic emergency braking features, an optional Lane Departure Warning system, an available Around View MonitorⓇ, and an optional Cross-Path Warning System. All elements that are designed to scan the road around your vehicle and alert you to potential hazards to avoid. But when you look at the new Fiat 500e, you won’t find any of these advanced safety features.
Explore more differences between the new 2019 Nissan LEAF and the 2019 Fiat 500e by examining the comparison chart below.
2019 Nissan LEAF
2019 Fiat 500e
110kW AC Synchronous Electric Motor
83kW Electric Motor
Torsion Beam Rear Axle
Engine Speed - Zero to 60
*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.
What are you looking for in your next electric vehicle? We have already discussed the difference in performance and safety, but if you’re looking for the more comfortable model, then you’ll want to test drive the new 2019 Nissan LEAF.
Not only does the new LEAF come with 20.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the new Fiat 500e, but it also comes with over three times more cargo capacity. And with that extra passenger space, the new LEAF has enough seating for up to 5 passengers compared to the 500e that can only seat 4.
You may have noticed some significant differences between the new 2019 Nissan LEAF and the Fiat 500e. That’s because it’s no secret which model is the better of the two. Whether you are shopping for a base model or an upgraded trim level, the new 2019 Nissan LEAF is the electric car you’ll want in your Duluth, GA, driveway.
Now that you’ve read up on the new Nissan LEAF, head down to our neighboring Sutherlin Nissan Mall of Georgia dealership for a test drive. Explore each of the two LEAF trim levels, such as the S and S Plus. Both models offer an excellent range with the S giving drivers up to 150 miles and the S Plus able to extend the range to 226 miles, all on a single charge.
Before you visit, make sure you take advantage of our online shopping tools. We invite you to become pre-qualified for Nissan financing by filling out our online credit application from the comfort of your home. Plus, you can view all of our new car specials from our Specials tab on the menu.
Whatever you’re looking for in a new Nissan sedan, truck, or crossover for sale, you will find it here at Sutherlin Nissan Mall of Georgia. Visit with our friendly auto sales team today. We look forward to meeting you.