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Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf
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Nissan Leaf Overview

The five-seat, electric-powered Leaf has a 75-mile typical range. A full charge took 6 hours using a 240-volt outlet or 16 hours using 120 volts. For 2014 the charge times have been shortened. The Leaf feels quick and it is quiet and rides comfortably. Cabin access is easy, and the rear seat is fairly roomy. We measured the equivalent of 106 mpg. Running costs are extremely low: 3.5 cents per mile at the national average of 11 cents per kWh. Standard features include a heated steering wheel and seats, and a rear-view camera. Nissan's around-view monitor is optional, and top-level models get an electric heat system that uses 30-percent less energy. We can no longer recommend the Leaf because it scored a Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test.

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