Holding the distinction of being the first widely available and affordable all-electric car, the five-seat Nissan LEAF hatchback has typical range of approximately 75-miles.
In our 2011 tests, a full charge took six hours using a 240-volt power source or 16 hours using 120 volts.
Since our test, charge times have been shortened through updates to the car.
At low speeds the extraordinarily quiet LEAF feels quick and rides comfortably.
Cabin access is easy and the rear seat is fairly roomy.
We measured 3.16 miles per kWh, 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.
Model year 2013 brought a faster onboard charger and a cheaper S version.
However, 2013 and later LEAF models scored Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test.