Just one look at the Toyota Prius and the Nissan Leaf will tell you a lot about modern manufacturing. If you’re planning on buying a car this year and your looking for economic value. You may be interested in hearing about both the Toyota Prius and the Nissan Leaf. Both of these cars have many features built right in to make sure you are a happy customer. Features like GPS, automatic parking, lower emissions, and more. But let’s take a look at them one by one, and all of their features before we make a comparison.
Nissan Leaf :
The biggest feature the Nissan Leaf has is the fact that it generates absolutely no emissions. What does this mean for you? A cleaner ride that won’t pollute the ozone and make the conservatives cry. Further more, zero emissions, and an electricity driven car means no more spending the big bucks on gas just to get around. What better way to show you care about the eco system then by driving a Nissan Leaf?
The Nissan Leaf features a 100% electric motor which can handle up to 80 kW of electrical power. If your not familiar with this term that is 80,000 watts, or enough power to keep your whole house lit up for a month. The motor is driven by a 24 KWh Lithium-ion battery, and can be charged using the portable charger cable that comes standard with the Nissan Leaf.
The Nissan Leaf can take you up to 100 miles at a time without a charge, and gets up to 90 miles per hour highway. Which is more then enough for you speed demons and conservatives alike. Seriously if you want to go more then 90 you need to be on the race track anyway, not driving your Nissan Leaf.
The Nissan Leaf has 5 doors counting the rear flap as a door, and can hold as many as 5 people at a time, boasting a Nissan navigation system developed by Nissan for Nissans, this car will get you where you want to go and save you the gas bill.
The Nissan Leaf has all of the features you would expect of a top of the line car, without the issues presented by combustion motors. The Prius packs the same top of the line XM satellite radio you have come to expect in every new car and all the clean cut trimming as well. Featuring a reasonably sporty look the Nissan Leaf is definitely something to look out for.
Toyota Prius :
The Toyota Prius is an excellently designed car keeping both features, and style in mind. Toyota may have outdone themselves on this one. The Toyota Prius features lane keep sensor technology, which helps you ensure that you remain in your proper lane at all times.
The Toyota Prius features brighter more efficient headlight lamps, which utilize the power of LED’s to create a seemingly limitless laser, which cuts right through even the densest of fog, the darkest of nights, and has the appearance of the nice little sports car that we have come to expect from Toyota.
The Toyota Prius comes equipped with automated parking assistance, and anti collision features designed to prevent even the simplest of mistakes, while you are behind the wheel. Safety really is the number one priority after all right?
The Toyota Prius features a built in DVD navigation system. This Digital Video Display built right in also boasts an AM/FM tuner, and XM satellite radio. This makes your listening experience as pleasant as it can be.
The Toyota Prius will not waste fuel while it sits at a stoplight. The Toyota Prius will shut down completely at every stop, and while braking the engine will shut down and the battery will alternate into a generator, storing power for the next start up. During low speeds the battery may be used solely as the means of powering the vehicle, using this technology the vehicle will have virtually no emissions, and only use the engine under high load circumstances.
The Nissan Leaf can only go 100 miles at a time but has zero emissions.
The Toyota Prius can drive nearly an unlimited duration, so long as the battery has sufficient time during breaking and other deceleration times to generate enough charge to maintain your speed.
The Nissan Leaf features 5 doors a navigation system and AM/FM/XM satellite radio.
The Toyota Prius Features a 4 door design seating 4 people comfortably and has a sporty look.
The Nissan Leaf has no additional parking enhancement features to speak of.
The Toyota Prius has helpful parking sensors as well as collision detection sensors.
So far they both have their pros and cons, and it seems making a choice between the two wouldn’t be exceptionally simple to do. However, it really depends on what your needs are. If you need zero emissions then go for the Nissan Leaf. If you can deal with using some fuel, want to drive further, and want more features, you will want the Toyota Prius. Both are considerably more energy efficient then current market combustion engines.