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2017 Nissan LEAF

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2017 S 4dr Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $30,680
2017 SV 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $34,200
2017 SL 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $36,790


Introduced back in 2011, the LEAF soon earned acclaim as the car that turned the idea of an all-electric vehicle from an auto-show exhibit into a functional, everyday driver. Now in its seventh year, the Leaf has continued to gain in popularity.

A four-door hatchback, the LEAF is designed to seat five, though four will be a lot more comfortable. Through its early years, maximum range between battery charges was limited to about 84 miles. That was more than enough to cover short commutes and around-town errand running. In fact, most drivers travel far fewer miles each day. Still, many potential buyers have been restrained by the possibility, however unlikely, of coming to an abrupt halt with a stone dead battery.

For those concerned about running out of energy, a longer-range battery became available in the 2016 model year, installed in upper trim levels.

What's New for 2017

Last year, a new, higher-capacity 30-kWh battery pack went into SV and SL trim levels, boosting driving range to an EPA-estimated 107 miles. The base LEAF S retained that older 24-kWh battery and its 84-mile range. For 2017, all three trim levels get the higher-capacity battery. All models continue to use an 80-kW AC motor that generates 107 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque.

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Choosing Your Nissan LEAF

The LEAF operates solely on electric power. In the base S, the 80-kW electric motor, now teamed with a 30-kWh lithium-ion battery, provides a range that’s EPA-estimated at 107 miles. That’s comparable to the maximum range for SV and SL models, starting on a full charge. (Note that range also depends on factors like traffic, weather, and your particular driving style.)

Two chargers are available. A 3.6-kW charger is standard on the S. A 6.6-kW onboard charger is included with the SV and SL. A quick-charge port that substantially speeds up charging times is standard on the SL and optional everywhere else.

Charging with a basic household 120-volt outlet can take 15 hours or more. Adding a 240-volt charging system to your garage (if you have one) will likely cost $1,000 or more, depending on whether you can install it yourself or need professional installation. Charging with the 6.6-kW onboard charger takes about six hours, but the LEAF can be quick-charged to 80 percent (starting from the low-battery-charge warning) in about half an hour.

Every LEAF has NissanConnect, Nissan’s infotainment system. The LEAF S has a 5-inch display and Bluetooth for both phone calls and audio streaming. Hands-free Text Messaging Assist and a USB port also are included. SV and SL models get NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, which includes a 7-inch display and voice recognition. Those models include a “reachable area” display. Charging-screen information updates every 12 miles when driving. NissanConnect EV, standard on SV and SL, permits remote connection to the vehicle.

Three trim levels again are offered:

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At the base S level, the LEAF now is equipped with a 30-kWh battery and 3.6 kW charger. Also standard are automatic climate control, a rearview camera, heated front seats, a trip computer, keyless ignition, a 12-volt outlet, console storage, and 16-inch steel wheels. The four-speaker audio system uses a 5-inch color screen. Pricing starts at $31,545 (destination charge included). The only available option bundle gets you the 6.6-kW charger and a quick-charge port.

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All models now use the 30-kWh battery, but upgrades for SV trim include the quick-charge port and 6.6 kW charger, plus a navigation system with a 7-inch screen and SiriusXM Traffic. Cloth seat upholstery is partially recycled. Also standard are 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, and a heated steering wheel. The audio system adds two speakers for a total of six. An optional Premium package features a 360-degree camera system and a Bose seven-speaker premium audio system.

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Top-level SL trim adds leather upholstery, LED headlights, foglamps, heated rear seats, HomeLink universal remote, a cargo cover, and a rear-spoiler solar panel. The optional Premium package includes the 360-degree camera and Bose sound system.

CarsDirect Tip

When picking a LEAF, consider how each choice of charger will affect your lifestyle and driving capabilities. Although the LEAF S starts at $31,545, SV and SL trim levels rise to $35,065 and $37,655, respectively. Additional features come with upper trims, of course, but the difference in maximum range is now considerably lower. Nissan’s LEAF is expected to be redesigned soon with even longer range and more mainstream styling.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Horsepower/Torque
107 HP / 187 ft.lbs.
1-spd auto
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
124 / 101 / 114 Mpge
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Horsepower/Torque
107 HP / 187 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
124 / 101 / 114 Mpge
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
Recommended Fuel Type
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
30.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
92 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
175.0 "
Exterior Width
69.7 "
Exterior Height
61.0 "
Front Headroom
41.2 "
Rear Headroom
37.3 "
Front Legroom
42.1 "
Rear Legroom
33.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,323 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Steel
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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