The Nissan LEAF® gets the equivalent of 129 miles per gallon in the city. That’s right, 129 miles per gallon. [*] How does it achieve these remarkable numbers? With a 100% electric drive system powered by an advanced rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and nine range-maximizing features that help you go farther on every charge. Cool right?
I’m a big fan of going all electric which is why I wanted to review the Nissan LEAF. We were looking at buying a LEAF because they have the best price for an electric vehicle. They start at 28,000 and are comfortable to drive in. The seat is adjustable and heated and the steering wheel is also adjustable. The four of us were a snug fit because the kids feet with their booster seats hit right where the front seat passengers sit. My daughter had no room to move when my husband was driving.
The GPS system worked well and was very easy to use. Charging the car was done in the front of the car and we used our own outlets. I’m the type of person that plugs it in after every drive even if the drive was to the mailbox and back. One of my favorite features, this will sound silly because it’s small when you think about it, was that with the touch of a button you could find every electric charging station in the vicinity. I guess it’s not that small when you suddenly find yourself in need of a charge.
When you have ecoboost on the car drives with quite a lag, so when we drove it we left it off most of the time. Other than that driving it was fine. It’s a very light car and made to be aerodynamic. The rims of the wheels allow for maximum air flow and the shape of the body of the car, including the headlights allow for air to pass allowing for less push and pull and giving you maximum amount of miles.
The average American drives less than 29 miles per day. [*] The Nissan LEAF® can get you 75 miles on a single charge. [*] And with advanced technology that adjusts constantly to reflect the changes in your battery charge levels—you’ll always know when it’s time to plug-in.
- Includes SV features plus:
- 17" Aluminum-alloy wheels
- Quick charge port
- Automatic on/off LED headlights
- Fog Lights
- High response 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor
- Zero emissions
- Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition
- Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System [*]
- Heated front and rear seats
- Includes S features plus:
- Nissan Navigation System [*]
- CARWINGS® [*]
- 16" Aluminum-alloy wheels
- 6.6 kW Onboard Charger