Odd that, towards the end of the video, he didn't mention that the LEAF also has a heat pump available and he didn't mention in the summary that the LEAF Plus' range is actually quite close to that of the Niro and better than both the M3 standard and the Bolt.
Pretty good comparison review though, thanks for sharing!
Assuming you can actually buy one, the Kona Electric seems like the best overall value. The lack of a TMS in the LEAF is an absolute deal breaker for anyone living in hot climates, although that would be less of a concern for me as I live in a mild climate.
The MSRP for the LEAF S PLUS in Canada is $44,298 and in BC we can get up to $16,000 in incentives (BC's ScrapIt program, for getting an ICE off the road, provides $6K; BC EV incentive is another $5K; Fed incentive is another $5K) which drops the price to just under $30K (excluding fees and taxes).
The MSRP for the Kia Niro EV is $44,995 with the same EV incentives available, so it's also just under $30K (excluding fees and taxes).
The MSRP for the Hyundai Kona Electric is $44,999 with the same EV incentives available, so it's also just under $30K (excluding fees and taxes).
Ordering a comparably priced Tesla Model 3 though is challenging
To qualify for the Federal EV incentive, Tesla created a software range limited, 93 mile version of the Model 3 standard range and you can't actually order that trim level from their website. For all intent and purposes, the Standard range plus is the "base" model when ordering on their website, which starts at just under $54,000 - $10K more than the others and definitely in luxury car territory.
For comparison sake, the Kona ICE "Essential" trim's MSRP is $21K in Canada, which is still almost $10K less than the Kona EV, after all of the EV incentives. Hope battery technology improvements reverse this current reality within the next 5 - 10 years...
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV