See how a 2018 Nissan Leaf sizes up to its competition in Brakes And Stopping Near Warner Robins, GA.


 
  • Childre Nissan Journal
  • Mar 17th 2019 - 211 days ago
  • Warner Robins, GA
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Compared To Chevrolet Volt 2018



For better stopping power the Leaf’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Volt:

 

Leaf

Volt

Front Rotors

11.1 inches

10.9 inches

Rear Rotors

11.5 inches

10.4 inches

The Leaf’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Volt are solid, not vented.




Compared To Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2018



The Leaf’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Outlander PHEV are solid, not vented.




Compared To Smart ForTwo Electric Drive 2017



For better stopping power the Leaf’s brake rotors are larger than those on the ForTwo Electric Drive:

 

Leaf

ForTwo

Front Rotors

11.1 inches

10.2 inches

Rear Rotors

11.5 inches

9” drums

The Nissan Leaf has standard four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Only rear drums come on the ForTwo Electric Drive. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes that work much harder than conventional brakes.

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The Leaf has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The ForTwo Electric Drive doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

The Leaf stops shorter than the ForTwo Electric Drive:

 

Leaf

ForTwo

 

60 to 0 MPH

129 feet

131 feet

Motor Trend




Compared To Volkswagen e-Golf 2017



The Leaf’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the e-Golf are solid, not vented.




Compared To Fiat 500e 2017



The Leaf’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the 500e are solid, not vented.




Compared To Toyota Prius Prime 2017



For better stopping power the Leaf’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Prius Prime:

 

Leaf

Prius

Front Rotors

11.1 inches

10 inches

Rear Rotors

11.5 inches

10.2 inches

The Leaf’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Prius Prime are solid, not vented.




Compared To Hyundai Ioniq Electric 2018



The Leaf’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Ioniq Electric are solid, not vented.




Compared To Tesla Model 3 2018



In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The Leaf has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Model 3 doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.