Product Reviews

Thanks Jennifer. We are looking forward to working with you. We will be in touch

Your account has been created
The all-electric Leaf that we tested has a 75-mile typical range. A full charge took us 6 hours using a 240-volt outlet, but charge times have been shortened since our tests. We measured the equivalent of 106 mpg, and running costs are 3.5 cents per mile at the national average of 11 cents per kWh. The ride is comfortable, but handling isn't particularly agile. The rear seat is roomy, but the cargo area is rather small. Standard features include a heated steering wheel and seats, and top models get electric heating that uses 30 percent less energy. For 2017, the Leaf has a bigger standard 30-kWh battery with a claimed 107-mile range. Reliability has been above average, but we can't recommend the Leaf because it scored a Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test. A redesign is due to be introduced soon. For 2018, forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking is standard.

See Reliability page for the latest 2017 Nissan Leaf recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.

Road Test

The Leaf is the first widely available and affordable all-electric car. Overall, it's a civilized vehicle with very low running costs. It's very quiet, rides comfortably, and is easy to get in and out of. The Leaf's main drawbacks are a limited drivi...

Highs

  • Running costs
  • Ride

Lows

  • Limited range
  • Long charging times

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door hatchback
Transmissions Available
  • 1-speed Direct
Engines Available
  • electric (107 hp)