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2020 Nissan LEAF® Vs. 2020 BMW i3 In Fremont, CA

If you are shopping for a new EV to make your daily commute more efficient, you might be having a hard time deciding which new electric car is best for your needs. With so many quality options to choose from, it can be hard to make a decision. Since you've narrowed things down to the 2020 Nissan LEAF®, you might be wondering how this new Nissan compares to the competition. To help with your new car search, we've stacked the LEAF® electric car against its chief rival from BMW: the 2020 i3.

To help you get a sense of the car that offers you more features and value for your money, our team has created a side-by-side comparison of the 2020 LEAF® vs. the 2020 BMW i3. While we think the clear winner is the 2020 LEAF®, you might think we're biased, so we invite you to stop by Premier Nissan of Fremont in Fremont, California, and test drive the new Nissan LEAF®.

The 2020 Nissan LEAF® Vs. 2020 BMW i3

While both the LEAF® EV and the 2020 BMW i3 give you the efficiency of an EV, it might be hard to decide which will best suit your lifestyle. As you take a closer look at these vehicles, one begins to rise above. When you want 92.4 cubic-feet of interior passenger volume, 116 cubic-feet of total interior volume, and comfortable seating for five, you want the new LEAF®. This Nissan electric car gives you plenty of room to load your crew and your gear with ease while still providing aerodynamic efficiency for maximum range. Adding to the style and efficiency around town include an aerodynamic rear spoiler and wind-diffusing side mirrors.

The LEAF® provides for your comfort and convenience with an array of standard features. Starting with the ease of access of the Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start, the conveniences continue through the sun visors with vanity mirrors and extensions and tilt and telescoping steering column. The intermittent rear window wiper and variable intermittent windshield wipers keep your vision clear if the weather turns. When you're ready to trade up by trading in, talk to our sales team about how to sell your used car for cash.

When it comes to your automotive safety, both the LEAF® and the 2020 BMW i3 come with a suite of advanced safety features. Beginning with the base model LEAF® S, we find the LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) along with the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front airbags. Other key safety highlights include a tire pressure monitoring system with easy-fill tire alert, Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones, and an energy-absorbing steering column.


2020 Nissan LEAF®

2020 BMW i3


Nissan LEAF®

BMW i3


110 kW AC synchronous electric motor
147 Horsepower

AC Synchronous Electric Motor
168 Horsepower

HV Battery Type

40 kWh lithium-ion battery



Single-speed reduction gear

Single-speed automatic

Android Auto™


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Aerodynamic rear spoiler


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Aerodynamic flat underbody panels


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Rear diffuser


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  • Available Features On The LEAF®
  • 110 kW AC synchronous electric motor
  • e-Pedal
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • 40 kWh lithium-ion battery
  • 6.6 kW onboard charger
  • Regenerative braking system
  • Independent strut front suspension
  • Rear Sonar System
  • Intelligent Trace Control
  • Available Features On 2020 BMW i3
  • BMW ConnectedDrive® Services
  • Connected eDrive with Remote Services
  • Velour floormats
  • Kenaf interior dash and door panels
  • 19" BMW i Turbine-spoke wheels
  • Black mirror caps
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • All-electric 170-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque motor
  • Brake Energy Recuperation system
  • Occasional Use Charging Cable

Visit Premier Nissan of Fremont To Finance Your Nissan LEAF®

When it's time to buy or lease a new electric car near Union City, California, we invite you to our EV dealership. Our sales and finance teams are here to assist you through the car-buying process. From handing you the keys for a test drive to helping you sign on the dotted line, our full-service dealership is here to help. We make it easy to get pre-approved for financing. If you have any questions about what comes standard on the new 2020 Nissan LEAF®, get in touch with Premier Nissan of Fremont today.

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