Nissan Leaf review
Our most recent review of the Nissan Leaf was in early 2019 when we looked at Nissan Leaf Plus:
The 40kWh Leaf has 150 miles of EPA range, whereas the Leaf Plus has 226 miles. A couple hundred pounds of extra weight from the larger battery reduces efficiency slightly, though we don’t have EPA MPGe numbers yet, so we’ll have to extrapolate from the results of our drive.
So this review concludes by stating that the Leaf Plus is more of a good thing. Nissan has put together another solid package that improves on last year’s offering in many ways, and offers good options for buyers. Those who realize they’ll rarely need 200 miles of range can save several thousand dollars with the base model, and those who want more power, greater range, and additional included features still have a good choice in the Plus. Assuming the price comes in at the level we guessed above, the Leaf Plus remains an easy car to recommend for buyers looking for a comfortable, usable daily driver.
In 2018, we also reviewed the 2017 model:
I think the 60kWh LEAF will probably fade a little when compared to the Bolt and Model 3 unless Nissan can come up with a way to keep the price a little lower than those two cars, but it is a solid entry and bridge between the two EV markets/price points as they currently stand.
As a solid EV that outshines the Hyundai Ioniq EV in most ways and comes in significantly under the price of the Model 3 and Bolt EV, the new Leaf is easy to recommend.
Nissan Leaf price
The current Nissan Leaf starts at $31,600 before any upgrades or tax credits.
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Nissan Leaf features
The Nissan Leaf comes with a 151-mile range by default, but the Leaf Plus option raises it to 226.
Nissan touts its ProPILOT Assist as a headline feature of the Leaf lineup. ProPILOT Assist helps keep you in the middle in your lane through the straightaways, and even through gentle curves. ProPILOT Assist can keep a set distance from the car ahead of you based on the traffic flow. It can even come to a complete stop and bring you back up to speed when traffic starts moving again.