Since the Nissan Leaf was last updated in 2020, no external or interior modifications are planned for 2022, but Nissan has cut the price of the 2022 Leaf, making it the most cheap EV on the market. The list of standard features has also been revised by Nissan. It's spacious and functional enough to make you forget you're driving an electric vehicle. The Leaf is enjoyable to drive, but don't anticipate rapid acceleration in straight lines.
Nissan offers five trim options for the Leaf: S, SV, S Plus, SV Plus, and SL Plus. These five grades come with two battery options. The 40 kWh battery pack is standard on the S and SV trims, while the 62 kWh battery pack with a more powerful motor is standard on the Plus trims. Each of the
five trim levels has a range of technology and safety features as standard equipment.
The Nissan Leaf has a basic and uniform exterior appearance. The low, sleek form of the vehicle creates the image of a pod, with no sharp edges or surface characteristics. This automobile was inspired in part by Nissan's early "clean sheet" philosophy, as well as market research on zeroemission vehicles. From the nose to the tip of the high-tech spoiler at the back, the car is immersed in crisp, geometric lines.
The second version has a deeper V-shaped grille comparable to previous Nissan cars, as well as a blacked-out rear trim panel that gives the impression that the roof is sweeping above the ground. All versions but the Plus have 16-inch alloy wheels, whereas the Plus models have 17inch alloy wheels. To provide a solid and comfortable ride, the car is lifted 5.9 inches and has a
106.3-inch wheelbase, which is slightly broader than its competitors.
The Tesla Model 3 is the longest automobile, measuring 184.8 inches in length and 113.2 inches in wheelbase, thanks to its sedan form. Despite the fact that the Chevy Bolt EV and the Hyundai Kona have the same wheelbase, the former has greater rear legroom than the latter. Although the Leaf is lighter than its competitors, it performs poorly on the road. The following are some external features:
The Nissan Leaf's well-engineered cabin, which places a strong emphasis on utility, has gained a lot of attention. Despite the lack of wood textures and chrome accents, the lodge does not appear to be inexpensive. The drive mode selection allows you to choose between standard and advanced driving modes, however there is no shifter. The selector's distinctive appearance makes it appear as futuristic as the vehicle in which it is installed.
Only the top-of-the-line SL Plus variant gets leather-trimmed seats with contrast stitching. The chairs are well-padded and supportive, making them suitable for adults. Only the driver's seat may be adjusted in eight different ways, but additional comfort elements like as a heated steering wheel and front seats are included. In both rows, there is enough head and legroom for five persons. The cabin is attractive and comfy in general.Leaf features an 8-inch touchscreen. Despite its unattractive appearance, the interface reacts to inputs fast and intuitively.The top-tier SL Plus trim has a Bose premium audio system with seven speakers that creates a powerful and pleasing sound, whilst other trims only have 4 or 6-speaker stereo.
The Leaf's basic load volume of 23.6 cubic feet is much more than that of its competitors. When the back seats are folded down, the cargo area expands to 30 cubic feet. The overall cargo space provided is less than that of its competitors. Only three huge bags are available for storage. Some of the most important interior characteristics are listed here:
A 40kWh battery pack and an electric motor with 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque power the S and SV variants. The Plus trims, on the other hand, feature a bigger battery with a capacity of 62kWh and a more powerful motor with 214 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. Through single-speed direct drives, power from both electric motors is transferred straight to the front wheels.
The tires have a very low friction force. As a result, they can't grasp tightly enough and screech excessively. The ride is comfortable; it rolls a lot yet is easy to manage. The steering is accurate and fast. The Leaf isn't extremely quick in actuality. Sprinting to 60 mph takes 7.4 seconds, and the quarter-mile takes 15.4 seconds.
It's possible that the Leaf Plus versions are a touch too quick. It runs the same sprint in 6.5 seconds, but it doesn't have the same athletic sensation. Unlike other EVs, Nissan does not allow you to customize the amount of regenerative braking. The Leaf, like every other EV, features a Bmode that allows for faster deceleration, but the e-Pedal may bring the Leaf to a complete stop. The Leaf took 121 feet to come to a standstill from 60 miles per hour in the brake test.
You get a lot of driver assistance and safety features when you buy a Leaf. ProPilot Assist from Nissan is a semi-autonomous driving technology that can accelerate, steer, and brake the car as long as your hands and legs are on the steering wheel and pedal. On the SV Plus trim, this system is now standard. A total of 10 airbags are included in the hatchback. Some of the most critical safety elements are as follows: