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2016 Ford Focus Electric vs 2017 Nissan LEAF

Awards
Features
Performance
Pricing
2017 Nissan LEAF
2016 Ford Focus Electric
          The 2017 Ford Focus Electric: inspiring, by design.

Awards

The Ford has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2016 Focus Electric has earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.

Whether you're facing a long commute or you stay closer to home, fuel economy is key, even (or especially) when you're driving an electric car. The editors at Kelley Blue Book know the 2016 Ford Focus Electric has you covered: they've named it to their list of the most fuel efficient EVs, so you know your gas money will take you where you want to go2.

Features

Is it possible to get increased visibility while using less energy? With the HID Headlights that come standard on the 2016 Ford Focus Electric3, the answer is yes. On the 2017 Nissan LEAF, those brilliant, energy-efficient HID headlights are a pricey add-on.
A match made in heaven: warm in one zone, cool in another, giving each occupant control over their own climatic comfort. On the 2016 Ford Focus Electric3, multi-zone climate control comes standard... but not on the 2017 Nissan LEAF.
A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2016 Ford Focus Electric3. Want it on the 2017 Nissan LEAF4? You'll have to pay extra.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2016 Ford Focus Electric3, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2017 Nissan LEAF4, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
2016 Ford Focus ElectricFoo2017 Nissan LEAFstandard3hid headlights-standard3multi-zone climate control-standard3premium sound systemoptional4standard3rear parking aidoptional4

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2016 Ford Focus Electric3, boasting 36 more horses and 15 more horses per ton than the 2017 Nissan LEAF5.
2016 Ford Focus ElectricFoo2017 Nissan LEAF1433horsepower1075793horsepower per ton645

Pricing

The 2016 Ford Focus Electric3 is priced at $1,510 less than the 2017 Nissan LEAF5 - that's some pretty sizable savings.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2016 Ford Focus Electric's3 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2017 Nissan LEAF5.
2016 Ford Focus ElectricFoo2017 Nissan LEAF$29,1703msrp$30,680553roadside assistance35
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

2 - Learn more at https://www.kbb.com/most-fuel-efficient-cars/electric-car/2017/

3 - 2016 Ford Focus Electric 5dr HB

4 - 2017 Nissan LEAF SV Hatchback

5 - 2017 Nissan LEAF S Hatchback