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Nissan Leaf

Overall Score
Nissan Leaf 2018 4-door hatchback
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Nissan Leaf electric car has been redesigned for 2018, with a more powerful electric motor, a larger 40-kWh battery that is claimed to yield 150 miles of driving range, and new driver-assist features. It is priced slightly lower than the outgoing version. Some other EVs, notably the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, boast significantly longer driving ranges. An optional 60-kWh battery arrives for 2019, giving the car a claimed 200-mile range. The E-Pedal feature decelerates the Leaf when the driver eases off the accelerator. The new Leaf has firmer suspension for more responsive handling without compromising ride comfort too much. Nissan's optional ProPilot Assist can help keep the car in a lane and adjust its speed according to surrounding traffic. Forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking is standard.
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2011 Redesign Year
Nissan Leaf 2017
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.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
2016 N/A N/A
2015 $12,525 - $15,250 $9,735 - $12,235
2014 $10,450 - $12,825 $7,710 - $9,910
2013 $8,650 - $10,400 $5,980 - $7,580
2012 $5,925 - $6,500 $3,380 - $3,930
2011 $5,400 - $5,650 $2,850 - $3,100