2019 Volkswagen e-Golf vs 2019 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Comparison in Seattle

Compare 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf vs Nissan Leaf Models in Seattle, WA

Getting around the Puget Sound is becoming easier and more environmentally friendly than ever before thanks to a variety of impressive all-electric vehicles. Among the options, you'll find the new 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf and the 2019 Nissan Leaf. Both models are pioneering and innovative in their own way, but which one offers the best value for your investment? In the following electric car comparison, we look at some of what separates these two electric models.

After you've looked over the facts, come experience the benefits of a new 2019 VW e-Golf in person during a test drive at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard. We provide every customer with a Hassle-Free experience, and it's easy to schedule a test drive online. Of course, you never need an appointment to come see us in person at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.

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2019 Volkswagen e-Golf vs 2019 Nissan Leaf Interior Comparison

At first, it appears that you'll find similar space inside each of these electric cars. They both offer about the same passenger and cargo space, until you fold down the rear seats. Then the new 2019 VW e-Golf provides up to 52.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space compared to just 30 cubic feet in the back of the Nissan Leaf. While the passenger space is similar, you will find noticeably more front headroom and legroom in the front of the Volkswagen e-Golf. Then, there are the little things like floor mats, rear armrest with pass-through, and rear reading lights that make a big difference. These and other features are standard on the new electric car from Volkswagen, but not on the Nissan Leaf.

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2019 Volkswagen e-Golf vs 2019 Nissan Leaf Features Comparison

It may appear that the Nissan Leaf comes with a cheaper price tag at the start of the lineup but consider what you're getting for the money. In addition to the little things we mentioned above, every new 2019 VW e-Golf also comes standard with heated seats, voice recognition, eight-speaker audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and three 12V DC power outlets. Once you upgrade a new Nissan Leaf to a similarly equipped trim level, you'll find that it costs much more than the Volkswagen e-Golf.

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2019 Volkswagen e-Golf vs 2019 Nissan Leaf Performance Comparison

The performance of an all-electric car has some exciting advantages over the traditional gas-powered cars that have graced our roadways for over a century. It has a lot to do with the instant delivery of torque from the electric motors. On paper, the new Volkswagen e-Golf and the Nissan Leaf appear to offer similar performance in terms of power output, estimated range, and charging times.

However, the numbers don't explain how these electric cars feel from behind the wheel. That's where you'll find a far better drive in the new VW e-Golf with fully-independent suspension that hugs the turns and absorbs bumps far better than the cheaper torsion beam rear suspension found on the Nissan Leaf. We think you'll agree that your next new electric car is too big of an investment to trust to numbers on paper, so we invite you to discover the performance difference firsthand during a test drive. Then, you'll see why the experts at Car and Driver named the new VW e-Golf among their 2019 10Best vehicles.

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2019 Volkswagen e-Golf vs 2019 Nissan Leaf Safety Comparison

It doesn't matter which new vehicle you're looking to get, nothing is more important than safety on today's unpredictable roads. The new 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf and the latest Nissan Leaf are good examples of just how far automotive safety has come. They both come with advanced airbags, traction control, and structural technology that saves lives on our roads every day. However, there are some important differences to be aware of.

For instance, an advanced Driver Assistance Package is available at the start of the new VW e-Golf lineup. This package includes features such as Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking as part of the VW Front Assist technology. It also features a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control. All this and more comes as standard equipment on all but the entry-level VW e-Golf models.

If you upgrade to the top-of-the-line 2019 Nissan Leaf, you'll get blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert while other driver assisting features remain pricy available options. Clearly, you'll find better safety for your money in the new 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf.

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What Makes a New Volkswagen a Good Choice for Getting Around the Seattle Area?

Through a dedication to quality and customer satisfaction, Volkswagen has become one of the world's most successful automotive companies. Of course, this level of success is only the beginning of the story. Volkswagen does more than ride on their well-earned reputation by standing behind nearly every new model they make with America's best bumper-to-bumper warranty. That means the entire vehicle will be covered for 6 years or 72,000 miles. Whether you need a small, economical, and city-friendly car like the award-winning Volkswagen Golf or something the whole family can enjoy like the new VW Volkswagen e-Golf, we invite you to discover a Hassle-Free Experience at Carter Volkswagen where we proudly serve Puyallup, Renton, and beyond.