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2019 S 4dr Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $29,990
2019 SV 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $32,600
2019 SL 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $36,300
2019 S PLUS 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $36,550
2019 SV PLUS 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $38,510
2019 SL PLUS 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $42,550

Overview

The Nissan Leaf was one of the first mass-produced electric vehicles to go on sale. Nissan unveiled the car back in 2011, and a lot has changed since then, including the addition of a long-range Leaf Plus model. With more range than before, more high-tech safety features, and a more stylish design, the 2019 Nissan Leaf and 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus, make strong cases for themselves. Not to mention, the regular Leaf is cheaper than a lot of its competitors.

What's New for 2019

After a redesign last year, not much changes for the standard 2019 Leaf. The big news is the introduction of the Leaf Plus, which has more range, power, and standard equipment than the standard model. Nissan has also added their Rear Door Alert safety feature, which warns drivers to double check the rear seats before exiting the vehicle, as standard.

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Choosing Your Nissan LEAF

The Leaf, which Nissan claims is still the best-selling electric vehicle of all time, features a lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor. The 40-kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides the Leaf with a range of up to 150 miles on a single charge, according to the EPA. The vehicle's 110-kW electric motor provides a decent amount of power, as it's rated at 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

New for 2019 is the Leaf Plus, which features a 62-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that boasts a range of 226 miles on a single charge. Power for the Leaf Plus comes from a 160-kW electric motor that pumps out 214 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque.

These are noticeable increases over the regular Leaf and greatly improve the model’s ability to get to 60 mph, reducing the figure by a second over the standard version. Nissan also claims that the Leaf Plus is 13 percent quicker when it comes to passing at speeds from 50 to 70 mph than the regular model.

When it comes to charge times, both the Leaf and the Leaf Plus have the same 6.6-kW onboard charger. Filling up with a Level 2 connection takes 7.5 hours with the 40-kWh model and 11.5 hours with the 62-kWh battery pack. The Leaf Plus, though, can handle charging at stations with a 100-kW DC quicker charger, which allows the battery to get up to 80 percent of its charge in 45 minutes.

Both the Leaf and the Leaf Plus have an e-Pedal feature that allows for one-pedal braking. The feature also allows for a higher level of regenerative braking, letting drivers regenerate miles without touching the brake pedal.

Nissan's e-Pedal feature isn't the only trick the Leaf has up its sleeve, as it also has the Japanese automaker's ProPilot Assist system as an option. The semi-autonomous system can automatically keep a safe distance from any vehicles driving in front of it, keep the vehicle within its lane, and brake on its own. All of the latest safety features, including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a surround-view camera, and lane departure warning are present, as well.

There are three Leaf trims and three Leaf Plus trims available:

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S

The entry-level Leaf S starts at $30,885 (all prices include an $895 destination charge). Standard exterior features include 16-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler, automatic headlights, and power exterior mirrors. On the inside, the S trim comes with a 5-inch color display, a 7-inch information display in the instrument cluster, a rearview monitor, Bluetooth, a tilt steering column, automatic temperature control, cloth upholstery, a four-speaker audio system, and a six-way manually adjustable driver's seat.

Two major packages are offered for the Leaf S. The All Weather Package ($450) adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated exterior mirrors, and rear underseat heater ducts. The Charge Package S ($1,590) brings a quick charge port and a 240-volt portable charging cable.

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S Plus

The S Plus is the most affordable way to get into the longer range model. It starts at $37,445 and, in addition to the larger 62-kWh battery, comes with an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard over the base S model. The only available package is the All Weather Package ($450).

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SV

Moving up to the SV trim, which starts at $33,385, brings 17-inch alloy wheels, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, NissanConnect services, fog lights, a seven-inch touchscreen, and adaptive cruise control over the standard S.

The All Weather Package ($900) also includes a hybrid heater system in addition to the equipment it added on the S trim. The Technology Package ($2,200) brings ProPilot Assist, an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, the 240-volt portable charge cable, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, an electronic parking brake, high beam assist, lane keeping assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.

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SV Plus

The mid-level SV Plus costs $39,405 also gets navigation, 17-inch wheels, fog lights, NissanConnect services, and adaptive cruise control. It adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and two additional speakers, as well. Available packages for the SV Plus mimic the ones found on the regular SV, but the the Technology Package is cheaper at $1,800.

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SL

Pricing for the standard SL trim starts at $37,095. Standard features over lower trims include LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, leather-appointed seats, a 240-volt portable charge cable, a six-way power driver's seat, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a cargo cover, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a surround-view monitor, a hybrid heater, and rear heater ducts.

The only available package is the Technology Package ($650), which adds lane keeping assist, high beam assist, an electronic parking brake, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and ProPilot Assist.

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SL Plus

The range-topping SL Plus carries a price tag of $43,445. Over the regular SL, the SL Plus gets the equipment from the SL's Technology Package and an eight-way power driver's seat as standard. There are no available packages for the SL Plus.

CarsDirect Tip

One of the strongest upsides of the 2019 Nissan Leaf is its affordable price tag, and now buyers can also choose the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus with its longer range. The SV trim is reasonably priced and comes with a good list of features. Adding the Technology Package ensures that you get the latest safety features and some convenience ones, too.

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Expert Review

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: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Affordable efficiency. Coming up on a decade in existence, the 2019 Nissan Leaf is no longer the only EV on the block. In addition to the premium offerings from Tesla, it’s up against the likes of the Chevrolet Bolt and the Hyundai Kona Electric.

What the Leaf has over them all is affordability. Even after destination fees, the Leaf starts at less than $31,000. That’s thousands less than either the Bolt or the Kona Electric, let alone a Tesla. And that’s before federal incentives, which, in the Leaf's case, should be substantial.

The trim range extends into the low $40,000 range, including the longer-range Leaf Plus.

Extra power and range. New for 2019 is the Nissan Leaf Plus, which adds some welcome oomph to the lineup. The Leaf Plus gets a 62-kWh battery pack instead of the regular 40-kWh version.

The extra batteries add some weight, but more importantly, they add range. The EPA estimates the maximum range of the Leaf Plus at 226 miles. That’s less than the Bolt and Kona Electric, but not by much. The Plus also gets a fast-charging system that can charge the batteries to 80 percent in 40 minutes.

The Plus gets a power boost, too. The Leaf Plus gets 214 horsepower, which is more than both the regular Leaf and the competition. The power boost is particularly noticeable at passing speeds, but it helps around town, too.


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Comfortable and versatile. It’s not just the powertrain that shows attention to detail. The interior is thoughtful as well, with supportive seats and pleasant design accents.

Features are plentiful, and the Leaf is fairly good value across the board. Safety features like automatic emergency braking and driver alertness monitors are standard, but Nissan also offers an optional active ProPilot Assist.

In the back, the Leaf has space like any other hatchback. It has 23.6 cubic feet of capacity behind the rear seats, which is solid for the class and more than either the Bolt or the Kona. The Leaf’s seats don’t fold down as cleanly, though, which means just 30 cubic feet with the second row folded.

Our only other nit to pick is that the rear middle seat is a little narrow, but the Leaf is comfortable enough for four adults.

Electric, but not exciting. After last year’s redesign, the Leaf is now much less distinctive. It doesn’t advertise its green credentials, sticking to a tasteful badge or two. Depending on who you talk to, that may be a good thing. Either way, clever blackout panels give the new Leaf a modern if restrained look.

Although the numbers on the Leaf Plus are impressive, neither Leaf is engaging to drive. Tracking isn’t easy at highway speeds, and the Leaf can get unsettled over rough pavement. Still, the batteries keep the center of gravity low enough that, in most cases, the Leaf is stable and competent.

Final thoughts. Electric vehicles move ever closer to practicality with longer ranges and faster charge times. The 2019 Nissan Leaf has both, plus a dose of affordability.

With a flexible feature set, the Leaf can be anything from an urban commuter to a road-trip machine. If you’ve been thinking of making the switch to electric power, the Leaf makes a more compelling case than ever.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Horsepower/Torque
147 HP / 236 ft.lbs.
Transmission
1-spd auto
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
124 / 99 / 113 Mpge
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Horsepower/Torque
147 HP / 236 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
key
124 / 99 / 113 Mpge
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
Recommended Fuel Type
Electric
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
30.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
92 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
176.4 "
Exterior Width
70.5 "
Exterior Height
61.4 "
Front Headroom
41.2 "
Rear Headroom
37.3 "
Front Legroom
42.1 "
Rear Legroom
33.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.5 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,433 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
None
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
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
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
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
Immobilizer
Warranty
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

Used 2019 Nissan LEAF for Sale

3 vehicles found within 100 miles of your area
Nissan
S 4dr Hatchback
Color: Gun Metallic
Price

$13,187

Mileage

46,433 mi

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Orange Coast Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT (33 mi)

Phone: (714) 733-2388
Nissan
SV
Color: Gray
Price

$13,988

Mileage

43,449 mi

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American Motors (25 mi)

Phone: (949) 436-2276
Nissan
SV Plus
Color: Brilliant Silver Metallic
Price

$18,000

Mileage

44,776 mi

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Nissan of Torrance (6 mi)

Phone: (817) 357-0006

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SV
Color: Gun Metallic
Price

$13,795

Mileage

24,995 mi

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Stadium Nissan (32 mi)

Phone: (657) 215-8555
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