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Electric Vehicle Comparison: 2019 Nissan LEAF Vs. 2019 Tesla 3

2019 Nissan Leaf vs 2019 Telsa 3

If you’re interested in a new vehicle that allows you to avoid the pump while also offering zero emissions, then your family is probably interested in an electric car. And if you’re looking at an electric vehicle for sale, you’ve likely considered the popular choices such as the Nissan LEAF and the Tesla 3.

Both of these impressive electric vehicles seem like good options as they can go great distances off a single charge. They also set the standard against other electric cars on the market as the Nissan LEAF and the Tesla 3 both come with top-notch performance features such as a high horsepower and torque rating.

But since you can’t purchase both models, our team at Sutherlin Nissan Mall of Georgia has compiled a list of detailed comparisons so that drivers and families can determine which model is the better buy for their needs, preferences, and budget. Because these two vehicles offer similar features, your decision may come down to factors such as price, seating capacity, cargo room, and desired technology features.

Let’s examine some of the main areas between both the Nissan LEAF and the Tesla 3.

Examining The Differences Between The 2019 Nissan LEAF & Tesla 3 Models

When you first examine both the new 2019 Nissan LEAF and the Tesla 3, you may not see many differences. Both have a similar battery range as well as passenger capacity. But if you look a little closer, you’ll start to see some key differences between these two top-tier electric vehicles for sale.

Starting with safety features, the new Nissan LEAF SL trim level comes with a standard Around ViewⓇ Monitor that will allow the driver to see all objects around your LEAF on the display screen. This is different from the 2019 Tesla 3 as it only offers a rear and front parking sensors. Additionally, to help drivers back out of their driveway safer, the LEAF offers drivers an optional Cross-Path Waring System that makes use of a wide-angle radar to alert the driver to approaching hazards from the side. Unfortunately, the 2019 Tesla 3 doesn’t offer a Cross-Path Warning System.

And if you’re looking for the electric vehicle that offers you the most cargo space for the best price, you should be looking at the new 2019 Nissan LEAF. Do to the hatchback nature of the LEAF, drivers can enjoy over 8 cubic feet of additional cargo space.

Other features you will find on the 2019 Nissan LEAF but not on the 2019 Tesla 3 will include the Driver Alert Monitor, an Intelligent Forward Collision Warning Brake, Heated Steering Wheel, Heated Front Seats, a CD Player, Front Wheel Drive, and Steel Wheels.

There are more differences to consider when shopping for a new electric vehicle near Atlanta, GA, let’s explore each of the critical areas by examining the table below.


2019 Nissan LEAF

2019 Tesla Model 3


Nissan LEAF

Tesla 3

Drive Range

226 Miles

220 Mile

Cargo Volume

Cubic Feet

Cubic Feet

Passenger Seating




Independent Strut
Torsion Beam Rear Axle

Double Wishbone
Multi-Link Rear

Front Wheel Drive


Not Available

Intelligent Forward Collision Warning


Not Available


  • Available Features On The LEAF
  • • E-Pedal: Intelligent Driving
  • • Pro-Pilot Assist
  • • Intelligent Lane Intervention
  • • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • • Intelligent Trace Control
  • • Apple CarPlay™
  • • Google Assist
  • • BoseⓇ Personal Plus Audio System
  • • Leather-Appointed Seats
  • • Intelligent Around ViewⓇ Monitor
  • Available Features On The 500e
  • • Auto-Leving Headlights
  • • Daytime Running Lights
  • • Navigation System
  • • All-Wheel Drive
  • • Auto Pilot
  • • 15’’ Display
  • • Glass Roof

*All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

Which Electric Vehicle Is Right For You

While examining the chart, you may have noticed some key differences, specifically the price. The Nissan LEAF is more affordable when comparably equipped to the Tesla. And this price is at the base level. As you start to upgrade to features you may want in a new electric vehicle - you’ll soon begin to see that the Tesla 3 can cost thousands of dollars more. When you’re looking for a reliable electric ride that starts with a lower MSRP, the new LEAF is an excellent option for your family.

And with two trim levels of the Nissan LEAF to pick from, find the right amount of power for your need. Visit our Sutherlin Nissan Mall of Georgia to examine both the Nissan LEAF S and the S Plus. While the Nissan LEAF S comes with great features like the Automatic Emergency Braking and the helpful E-Pedal, the new S Plus comes with a 214-horsepower engine and an electric range of 226 miles between charges.

We invite you to visit our Sutherlin Nissan Mall of Georgia dealership today and experience everything that the new 2019 Nissan LEAF has to offer.

Explore The Nissan LEAF Near Augusta, GA

Electric vehicle shoppers from around the Augusta, GA area can turn to the friendly team at Sutherlin Nissan Mall of Georgia for easy access to the efficient 2019 Nissan LEAF. Explore each of the two trim levels in our showroom located in Buford, GA, or reach out to our helpful auto sales team to set up a test drive.

Our dealership utilizes many online tools to help you find the perfect vehicle for your family at the right price. We invite you to take advantage of features such as the online credit application to become pre-approved for a customer-friendly auto loan and the Edmunds Trade-In Calculator.

And when it comes time for upkeep, bring your used Nissan car back to our expert vehicle service team for reliable vehicle maintenance. Our certified technicians specialize in all things Nissan, so don’t hesitate to contact our team today!