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2016 Nissan LEAF Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • All-electric hatchback that seats 5 passengers
  • Available 6.6-kilowatt onboard charger for faster charging
  • SV and SL trims have a larger battery and more range
The 2016 Nissan Leaf is an all-electric hatchback that seats 5 passengers. It competes with the Ford Focus Electric, and Chevrolet Volt.

Three trims are available: the S, SL, and SV.

The Leaf has a soft, bubbly appearance that contrasts the current trend of sporty, aggressive designs. Abnormally large, pointy headlights are stretched along the hood. Thin, curved tail lights are mounted at the D-pillars. Standard features include power/heated side mirrors and a rear spoiler. Fully automatic LED headlights, fog lights, and a solar-panel rear spoiler that charges the vehicle’s accessories are also available.

Powering the Leaf is a standard 107-hp, 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor paired with a 24kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery with an 84 mile range. The SV and SL trims use the same electric motor, but achieve a 107 mile range with a larger 30kWh Li-ion battery. For faster charging, a 6.6 kW onboard charger is available.

Inside, the Leaf has an upscale, black interior with digital instrumentation. The center console features a standard multimedia system, which includes a 5-inch display and Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio. It can be upgraded to the NissanConnect package that features a 7-inch display, an integrated navigation system, and a mobile app suite. A tilt/telescoping steering wheel, heated front seats, and a 60/40 split rear seat come standard. Optional features include leather-trim upholstery, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, an automatic dimming rearview, and a Bose premium audio system.

The Leaf earned a 4- out of 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the NHTSA. Standard safety features include an advance airbag system, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 124 - 126 MPG
  • Highway: 101 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: ****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
4.8/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
4.8/5
Reliability:
5/5

4 of 4 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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