Prius vs. LEAF | Mark Jacobson Toyota of Durham Serving Raleigh & Cary NC

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For drivers in the Durham area, Raleigh, Cary, and Apex, the best hybrid or electric often comes down to considerations such as fuel or driving range. The Prius’ EPA estimated driving range on a tank of fuel is 571.2 after which it can be refueled at any gas in minutes. The Leaf’s range is 73 miles, after which the recharge time is 30 minutes for a 80% charge at a specially configured charge station not available in areas. A full recharge at a charging station can take up to 21 The Toyota Prius may be more handle and accelerate better it weighs about 200 to 300 pounds than the Nissan Leaf.

The design of the Toyota Prius to more than styling. The has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .25 Cd. is lower than the Leaf and many sports cars. A efficient exterior helps the interior quieter and helps the get better fuel mileage. The has .4 inches more front 1 inch more front hip 6 inches more front room. 3 inches more headroom, 2.7 inches more legroom, 1.2 inches more hip room and .6 inches more shoulder room than the In addition, a low lift-over trunk makes loading and unloading the easier. The Prius’ trunk height is 26.5 inches, the Leaf’s lift-over is 29.7

For comfort and convenience, the Prius a remote vehicle starting so the vehicle can be started from the driver’s house. This the driver to comfortably warm up the before going out to the vehicle. The can also remotely turn on the or air conditioner. The Leaf doesn’t a remote starting system. To each driver find a comfortable driving position, the has a telescoping steering wheel. better than just a steering wheel or adjustable this allows a short to sit further from the steering while maintaining contact the pedals. The Leaf doesn’t a telescoping steering wheel. the Prius offers an optional display which projects and navigation instruction readouts the windshield, allowing drivers to information without diverting

eyes from the road. The doesn’t offer a heads-up

The Prius’ front and rear windows all open or close with one touch of the switches, it more convenient at drive-up and toll booths, or when with someone outside the The Leaf’s passenger windows open or close automatically. To it, the door handles on the Leaf be held while closing the On the Prius you just lock the and close it, which makes it to lock up, especially when hands are full.

In poor headlights can lose their as grime builds up on their This can reduce visibility the driver realizing. The Prius available headlight washers to headlight output high. The doesn’t offer headlight The Prius has a standard center armrest for the rear passengers. A armrest helps make passengers more comfortable. The doesn’t offer a rear center armrest. A built-in filter removes pollen, fumes and other pollutants the Prius’ passenger compartment. helps prevent lung sinus irritation, which can allergies or asthma. The Leaf offer a filtration system. To a safe, consistent following the Prius offers an optional Radar Cruise Control, alters the speed of the vehicle driver intervention. This the driver to use cruise control safely without constantly to disengage it when approaching traffic. The Leaf doesn’t an adaptive cruise control.

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For complete flexibility, the Toyota comes in several four hatchback and station wagon styles. The Nissan Leaf available as a four door.

In terms of economic advantages, will cost less for the owner. The Complete Car Cost estimates that insurance for the will cost $1435 to less than the Leaf a five-year period. And overall, the will cost the buyer in the long run because of its superior value. The Intellichoice estimates the Prius will retain to 61.39% of its original price five years, while the only retains 43.76% to

Finally, The Toyota Prius has won from these important publications: Car Driver, Car Book, and Consumer Reports. Motor selected the Prius as their Car of the Year. The Leaf has never chosen. A group of representative journalists from North selected the Prius as the 2004 American Car of the Year. The Leaf has been chosen.

Perhaps for all of these reasons, the Prius outsold the Nissan by over 29 to one during the 2012 year.

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